Mount Sinai Careers

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

New York, New York
Research


Job Description

Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Location: New York City, NY

Position: Postdoctoral fellowship in occupational and environmental exposure assessment, environmental chemistry, epidemiology, environmental medicine, public health, global health or related fields

Employment Type: Full Time, 2 years Start Date: Spring 2019

Job Description: We seek candidates who have completed doctoral training in analytical or environmental chemistry, environmental and occupational health, data sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, or population-based environmental health. Work will involve identifying study topics; developing new analytical methods for collection and analysis environmental and biological samples; conducting literature review; developing a study design; collecting and analyzing data; drafting papers for peer-reviewed journal submission, and participation in the submission of research grant proposals.

Duties and Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position are to develop new methodologies and research studies that address important issues in population-based occupational and environmental health. The candidate can choose from a variety of topics and approaches, including:
• Development of enhanced analytical methods for environmental and biological samples
• Identification of emerging contaminants in occupational and environmental settings
• Characterization of toxicity of materials and products
• Identification of novel biological markers of exposure to environmental contaminants

Training opportunities: Candidate will work with an experienced, dedicated mentor who aims to provide a supportive research environment. The postdoctoral fellow will receive:
· Mentorship in environmental health science and community-research partnerships
· Mentorship in career development
· Opportunities to attend and present at national conferences and symposiums
· Formal and informal training in writing scientific papers and grant proposals
· Opportunity to mentor and teach master’s degree students
· Research is geared towards preparing for an NIH K grant application or equivalent and it is our intention that this work will lead to an NIH career development application submitted in years 2-3 of the 3-year fellowship.
· Fellows will attend and present at Departmental seminars and professional conferences.