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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Environmental Epidemiology
The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow to undertake epidemiologic research on health effects of multiple environmental exposures. The proposed research program addresses the range and biologic effects of multiple exposures using quantitative epidemiology and statistical approaches. The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has more than $40,000,000 per year in extramural funding. It is home to the newly established Institute for Exposomic Research, specifically directed toward appreciation of the entire range of environmental exposures. The Department and extensive resources within the Medical Center provide a highly interactive and supportive environment for junior investigators to grow and develop their future career.
Current projects provide opportunities to work on epidemiologic, genetic, and molecular data from a large longitudinal cohort study of young girls. With over 10 years of follow-up, this study also includes biospecimens, dietary data, anthropometry and clinical assessments of pubertal development, all available for cutting-edge hypothesis testing and team collaborations. There are opportunities to work on existing projects incorporating high-dimensional assay data and to develop new projects addressing relevant research topics, with a focus on children’s health.
The ideal candidate will have a recent doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field with a strong interest in environmental epidemiology, multidisciplinary research, and career development in this field. Proficiency in SAS as well as other programming languages is essential. The post-doc will be expected to write at least 2 scientific papers per year, participate in departmental and institutional seminars, attend research conferences, and develop their own research grant proposal.
Postdoctoral fellows may audit additional coursework for training in new areas 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 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 NIEHS funded Child Health Environmental Assessment Resource (CHEAR) data center that develops new methods for analyzing complex combinations of environmental exposures and a CHEAR lab hub for developing new targeted and untargeted environmental analyses in this national network promoting inter-institutional collaboration.
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. Fellows will be offered subsidized housing in Manhattan and a competitive stipend.