POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Roles & Responsibilities:
  • 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. 

    Training opportunities: 
    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. 

 

Requirements:
  • Doctorate Degree with training in epidemiology, data science, biostatistics, environmental health or related fields.
 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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