Mount Sinai Careers
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, is recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow to carry out geospatial environmental health and epidemiologic research estimating and relating air pollution, temperature, and built environment (e.g. greenspace, light at night, walkability, etc.) exposures to children’s health outcomes. Our active research projects use multiple approaches to assess air pollution and other markers of chemical and non-chemical stressors. This position will work with multiple longitudinal birth cohorts, including the PROGRESS cohort (NIH Grant R01ES013744) in Mexico City (>950 births, now ages 5-9) in collaboration with the Mexican National Institute of Public Health, and the US-based ECHO Consortium on Perinatal Programming of Neurodevelopment (NIH Grant UG3OD023337). Our projects include the use of satellite data and machine-learning approaches in modeling air pollution and temperature for epidemiologic applications. Statistical computing uses high performance linux servers and our distributed HPC cluster Minerva. Our research group includes highly effective local and international collaborations and consortia, developing novel methods and applications in environmental health and exposure science.
The ideal candidate will have strong data analytic skills using R and GIS software (ArcGIS, QGIS) for statistical and geospatial analyses and a quantitative background in environmental health or geography. A strong track record in manuscript writing, conference presentations and supporting grant applications in children’s environmental health is highly desirable.
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 also 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 also have opportunities for teaching in the Master of Public Health program. The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, which currently includes more than 15 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 career development program in conjunction with an NICHD funded T32 training grant. The department also includes the NIEHS funded Child Health Environmental Assessment Resource (CHEAR) data center that develops new methods for analyzing mixtures and a CHEAR lab hub for developing new targeted and untargeted environmental analyses in this national network promoting inter-institutional collaboration. Fellows will be offered subsidized housing in Manhattan and a competitive stipend.