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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.
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