POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
    The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, is recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow to carry out geospatial environmental health and epidemiologic research estimating and relating air pollution, temperature, and built environment (e.g. greenspace, light at night, walkability, etc.) exposures to children’s health outcomes. Our active research projects use multiple approaches to assess air pollution and other markers of chemical and non-chemical stressors. This position will focus on work with the PROGRESS longitudinal birth cohort (NIH Grant R01ES013744 and R24ES028522) in Mexico City (>950 births, now ages 5-9) in collaboration with the Mexican National Institute of Public Health. Our projects include the use of satellite data and machine-learning approaches in modeling air pollution and temperature for epidemiologic applications. Statistical computing uses high performance linux servers and our distributed HPC cluster Minerva. Our research group includes highly effective local and international collaborations and consortia, developing novel methods and applications in environmental health and exposure science.

    Our department is located on Central Park in New York City in the Icahn School of Medicine, and is affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System, the largest health care provider in New York. Postdoctoral fellows constitute a central component of the School’s research organization and are meaningfully integrated within the institution to facilitate scientific growth and professional development. More than 600 fellows are also supported by an office of postdoctoral affairs and an office of career services. Postdoctoral fellows may audit additional coursework for training in new areas, apply to join a competitive formal teaching program, and also have opportunities for teaching in the Master of Public Health program. The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, which currently includes more than 15 postdoctoral fellows, has an NIEHS P30 core center with a pilot grant program to which fellows are eligible to apply, and a formal mentoring and career development program in conjunction with an NICHD funded T32 training grant. The department also includes the NIEHS funded Child Health Environmental Assessment Resource (CHEAR) data center that develops new methods for analyzing mixtures and a CHEAR lab hub for developing new targeted and untargeted environmental analyses in this national network promoting inter-institutional collaboration. Fellows will be offered subsidized housing in Manhattan and a competitive stipend.

 Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will have strong data analytic skills using R for statistical and geospatial analyses and a quantitative background in environmental health or geography. A strong track record in manuscript writing, conference presentations and supporting grant applications in children’s environmental health is highly desirable.
 
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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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