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CDC | National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States (hybrid)
10 days ago
Grens, Switzerland (hybrid)
17 days ago
CDC | National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
10 days ago
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has an exciting career opportunity for a Supervisory Research General Engineer. This position is in the Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD), Physical Effects Research Branch (PERB). The Branch conducts and supports research to develop new knowledge, methods, and devices for better measuring, assessing, and controlling hazardous exposures and health effects.

The Branch is also responsible for the HELD inhalation facility. It provides technical support for developing state-of-the-art exposure systems that mimic occupational exposure to particulates, vapors, or biologics that may adversely affect worker health.

Science at Work for People at Work

We are seeking an experienced engineer or scientist to lead a team in the development of research projects, and examine activities relating to hazardous exposures, productivity, and associated biomechanical, psychophysical, and biological responses. As the Branch Chief, they will develop advanced engineering methods, techniques, and instrumentation for program effectiveness.

The successful applicant should:

Have experience in a research laboratory.

Demonstrate a hands-on approach to field experimental studies.

Demonstrate leadership or supervision competencies.


As a Supervisory Research General Engineer duties may include but are not limited to:  

  • Providing advice, consultation, and recommendations to management on the need to include the subject matter expertise and involvement of engineers in other engineering science disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, civil, etc.
  • Performing scheduling and layout of operations and inspection and surveillance of materials, methods, and equipment used in construction.
  • Developing technical data regarding materials, sizes, qualities, dimensions, quantities, and costs to be incorporated into formal specifications.
  • Providing guidance, development and coordination for the planning, engineering design, and oversight of maintenance projects.

                                                                                                               What We Do 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health. NIOSH’s mission, as part of the CDC, is to develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice. Our programs are responsive to the occupational safety and health problems that burden workers now and in the future. A career at NIOSH means joining one of the best places to work as a public servant, protecting the lives of all workers.

 NIOSH Morgantown Research Laboratory

This position resides in Morgantown, West Virginia. Morgantown is one of the top small cities in the United States, with quality schools, outdoor recreation and sports, and various cultural features. The NIOSH facility is adjacent to West Virginia University (WVU) with easy access to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.

Apply TODAY!

The position requires a degree in Engineering; to apply review the full announcement and follow the instructions for applying.  

Public Notice for Direct Hire (STEM) - Research General Engineer (GS-0801- 15)

Open to the Public; U.S. citizenship is required.  

Application closes: 07/25/2024

Applicants may be periodically referred to the hiring managers both during the open period and after the closing date.

The CDC utilizes Direct/Expedited Hire Authorities to fill vacancies of occupations. Contact the CDC helpdesk at if you have any questions. 

Apply now for this exciting opportunity to join us and develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and enhance worker well-being! 

Job ID: 74149633

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