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- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Environmental Epidemiology
Full time, 1 year with the possibility to extend, start date of Spring 2020, New York, NY
The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow to undertake epidemiologic research relating climate-sensitive environmental exposures and children’s health outcomes. The Environmental Medicine department has more than $40,000,000 per year in extramural funding, including 2 Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) cohort grants, a NIEHS Child Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR) laboratory hub, the CHEAR data Center and a P30 NIEHS Core Center that supports a pilot grant program for trainees. Since 2017, the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research provides targeted and untargeted chemical assays and bioinformatics training/support. The Division of Environmental Statistics and Bioinformatics provides support and training in advanced methodologies related to exposomics and complex mixtures. Our post-doctoral training program includes training in grant writing, a mock study section, a career development program, an annual programmatic retreat, and support for travel to national/international research conferences. Our program is highly successful in writing federal grants and in the last 4 years, 10 fellows have been awarded K grants from NIH.
Current projects focus on epidemiologic analyses and temporal-spatial analysis methods development using ambient exposure data and markers of non-chemical stressors in relation to child health outcomes in large administrative datasets.
Located across from Central Park in New York City, and affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System, the largest health care provider in New York, the School has more than 600 postdocs supported by offices of postdoctoral affairs and career services. Postdoctoral fellows may audit additional coursework for training in new areas, apply to join a competitive formal teaching program, and have opportunities for teaching in the Master of Public Health program. The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health includes more than 18 postdoctoral fellows. Fellows will be offered a competitive stipend.
- The ideal candidate will have strong data analytic skills, experience in using R or SAS for statistical and/or bioinformatic analyses, and experience with ArcGIS or equivalent software for geospatial data. A strong interest in manuscript writing, conference presentations and supporting grant applications is highly desirable.