Mount Sinai Careers


New York, New York
Allied Health

Job Description

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epidemiology, Environmental Medicine,
Public Health, Biostatistics, Data Science, or Related Fields

Employment Type: Full Time, 3 years Start Date: Spring 2018

The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and the Division of Newborn Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and at Mount Sinai are seeking to jointly hire a postdoctoral scientist in environmental epidemiology and biostatistics. This training opportunity is designed to give the postdoctoral scientist experience in all aspects of the research process including design, implementation, and publication.

Research areas include:
• Evaluating maternal and newborn concentrations of environmental chemicals from biomonitoring studies – primarily those focused on in utero and in-hospital exposures of preterm infants – with a focus on both established and novel chemicals as well as non-chemical toxicants such as stress.
• Developing and applying novel methods for assessing multiple chemical exposures in the neonatal population.
• Exploring windows of susceptibility from the third trimester period of development through middle childhood.
• Investigating associations between hospital-based environmental chemical and non-chemical exposures and adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes.

The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary group of basic scientists, epidemiologists, clinicians, and biostatisticians both at Mount Sinai and at other collaborating academic institutions. A successful candidate will also interact with clinicians, governmental and nongovernmental staff in environmental health. Excellent oral and written skills are essential. The postdoctoral scientist will be advised by and will work closely with Drs. Annemarie Stroustrup and Dr. Robert Wright. The initial appointment is for one year, with opportunity for an extension after successful completion of the first year. The start date is flexible, between Spring and Summer of 2018.

Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai is one of the nation’s top translational medical institutions, and is ranked in 7 subspecialties by US News and World Report. Kravis has a long history of providing outstanding care for children, and has a distinguished tradition of excellence in clinical, translational, and basic biomedical research. Mount Sinai Hospital has the busiest delivery service in Manhattan, with approximately 8,000 births annually.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, risk assessment, or other environmental health related field. Candidate must have statistical experience and experience with R or SAS.