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Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biostatistics, Data Science, or Related Fields

Employment Type: Full Time, 3 years Start Date: Summer/Fall 2018

The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY is seeking candidates with a PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics or Quantitative Epidemiology for a postdoctoral position in environmental health.

Description of Research:
The successful candidate will be part of an international multidisciplinary team working on a project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to address specific aims related to developing novel biostatistical methods for assessing environmental mixtures including exposure biology, estimation of risk associated with pre- and post-natal exposures to environmental mixtures in children’s health, and methods for improving guidance values in risk assessment of mixtures to improve environmental policy. The successful candidate will be part of the vibrant Environmental Biostatistics Division in the department and will work under the direct supervision of Professor Chris Gennings.

Our department is located on Central Park in New York City in the Icahn School of Medicine and is affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System, the largest health care provider in New York. Postdoctoral fellows constitute a central component of the School's research organization and are meaningfully integrated within the institution to facilitate scientific growth and professional development. More than 600 fellows are supported by an office of postdoctoral affairs and an office of career services. Postdoctoral fellows may audit additional coursework for training in new areas, apply to join a competitive formal teaching program, and have opportunities for teaching in the Master of Public Health program. 

The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, which currently includes more than 20 postdoctoral fellows, has an NIEHS P30 core center with a pilot grant program to which fellows are eligible to apply and a formal mentoring and development program in conjunction with an NICHD-funded T32 training grant. The department also includes the new Institute for Exposomic Research, the first in the world focused on exposomics, and a NIEHS-funded Child Health Environmental Assessment Resource (CHEAR) data center that develops new methods for analyzing metabolomics data and a CHEAR lab hub that develops new targeted and untargeted assays. Fellows will be offered subsidized housing in Manhattan and a competitive stipend.