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Medical Director

CPWR - The Center for Construction

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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CPWR Medical Director Job Announcement

CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training ( is seeking a full time
medical director to work in our Silver Spring, Maryland headquarters. The position is part of
CPWR’s leadership team and has two main responsibilities:

•     Medical screening programs (50%). The medical director supervises the delivery of medical
services in BTMed (, a national screening program for former construction workers who
have been employed in the nation’s nuclear weapons facilities. BTMed is funded by the Department of
Energy and has enrolled over 25,000 workers since it started over 20 years ago and is the largest
longitudinal cohort study of older construction workers in the US. Since 2011 it has also included
an early lung cancer screening program for BTMed participants who meet eligibility criteria. BTMed
contracts with 200 clinics nation-wide and the medical services are coordinated by a medical office
with five full-time nurses. BTMed has resulted in a number of major epidemiological studies which
have had national impact. The medical director will assure the medical protocol is current; that
screening exams are performed according to the protocol, perform quality assurance, supervise the
nursing staff, make occupational illness determinations, review and prepare/approve medical results
letters, and engage in studies of the screening data.

•     Construction safety and health research (50%). The medical director will serve as a senior
research director in CPWR’s NIOSH-funded National Construction Research Center. Since it was
started in 1990, CPWR has contributed to changing the culture of the construction industry to make
safety and health a top priority. The
Construction Center is a large consortium of internal staff and external collaborators, and it is
internationally for its excellence. The medical director will direct and/or collaborate on
construction safety and health research projects; and serve as primary medical advisor on policy
proposals/actions as they relate to construction worker health and will work in collaboration with
CPWR’s research to practice team in translating research to practice and disseminating program

The applicant will be expected to author peer-reviewed journal articles as well as lay audience
publications about screening program results and construction safety research findings. Minor
duties include providing medical support and guidance to CPWR’s training programs.
guidance to CPWR’s training programs.



Required Qualifications:
MD degree
Currently licensed in Maryland or eligible for licensing Training and/or experience in occupational
Understanding of and interest in both primary and secondary prevention research and practice

Desired Qualifications:
Training in internal medicine and family practice
Experience in diagnosing, advising, and managing chronic occupational diseases A track record of
worker-focused experience
Appointment Eligibility:
CPWR engages employees without regard to race, nationality, color, religion, creed, age, gender,
marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics. All who believe they meet the job
qualifications and responsibilities are
encouraged to apply.

Compensation Package:
Salary is based on qualifications and prior experience as related to the position. CPWR offers a
comprehensive benefits package including paid leave, employer paid health/dental/vision insurance,
an employer paid Defined Benefit Pension
Plan, and a 401(k) Plan. CPWR provides an excellent work environment located in downtown Silver
Spring, MD (a suburb
of Washington, DC) near the metro and public parking.

Timing of Appointment:
Initial consideration of candidates for the appointment will begin immediately with an estimated
hire date of not later than Fall 2017.

Application Instructions:
A CV and cover letter addressed to CPWR’s Executive Director (Chris Cain) should be emailed only to The cover letter should describe your experiences relevant to the job
description outlined above and any previous construction-related medical or research experience.
Due to volume, no phone calls please. CPWR will contact eligible applicants.


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