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- Position: Postdoctoral fellowship in environmental health
Employment Type: Full Time, 2-3 years
Department: Environmental Medicine and Public Health and the Institute for Exposomics
Description: We seek a post doctoral candidate who have completed doctoral training in epidemiology, data science, biostatistics, environmental health or related fields. Experience in EMR data mining is desired but not critical as precision medicine and environmental health is an initiative. Individuals should be hightly motivated to develop expertise in studying children’s environmental health (i.e. all aspects of child health and development) including learning new methodologies in exposure science, complex mixtures data analysis and exposomics as applied to studies of children’s health and development. Work is conducted in ongoing NIH funded cohorts in Mexico, Italy and the U.S. Opportunities exist for Clinical Environmental Research as well. Our research focuses on examining relationships between prenatal and early childhood exposure to environmental toxicants, social risk factors, and mixtures with reproductive, neurobehavioral, respiratory and metabolic health outcomes from childhood through adolescence. Opportunities in exposure science methods, spatial statistics, renal health and environmental statistics are available as well. The positions involve working with a team of environmental exposure scientists, biostatisticians, pediatricians, chemists and toxicologists. Work will involve data analysis and manuscript preparation from several ongoing longitudinal birth cohort studies, with opportunities to add supplemental studies.
Mentorship in environmental epidemiology and child health
Interdisciplinary advisory committee
Career Development seminars
Funded travel to 1-2 national scientific conference per year
Annual symposiums in Exposomics and child health with opportunities to present
Formal and informal grant writing training
Duties: The primary responsibilities of this position are to support ongoing investigations and the development of new studies involving environmental factors (chemical, physical, nutritional and social) in children and adolescents. This includes data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant preparation. Training is geared towards preparing for a 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 Division/Departmental seminars and relevant research conferences. Domestic and International travel is anticipated. Lab based fellowships are also available in exposomics and epigenetics.
- Doctorate Degree with training in epidemiology, data science, biostatistics, environmental health or related fields.