US Climate and Health Alliance

New part-time research opportunity for graduate students with the Center for Climate Change and Health

January 11, 2017 Center for Climate Change and Health

To apply please visit the official position description here.

Research Associate II

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally.

The Center for Climate Change and Health seeks a part-time temporary Research Associate to assist with a study on the health impacts of emerging electricity generating systems. The position may range from 25% – 75%, for about 90 days, based on candidate availability and prior experience. The ideal candidate will possess intermediate–level research skills, a background in energy or product life cycle analysis, and an enthusiasm for public health and toxicology research. This position will be based in Oakland, CA, but work will be mainly remote.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES are needed in two primary domains:

Literature review, analysis, and research:

  • Conduct a literature review on the health impacts of emerging solar PV and electrochemical storage technologies
  • Identify health impact pathways from emerging energy technologies over the technology lifecycle
  • Apply criteria to prioritize the research themes, gaps, and research
  • Formulate information gaps and research questions from literature review
  • Synthesize and summarize information in narrative and tables.


The requirements listed below are representative, but not limited to, the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities to perform the job successfully.

  • 2 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of emerging solar PV and electrochemical energy storage technologies
  • Enthusiasm for public health research with strong communication and organization skills
  • Able to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Research experience with life cycle analysis
  • Flexible hours with fast-paced


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in public health, environmental health, energy, or related field preferred.


This is a non-exempt temporary part-time position and the hourly wage is commensurate with experience.