Summary Description: The Laboratory of Precision Environmental Biosciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health invites highly motivated candidates to apply for 2-3 year Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions. The laboratory currently investigates the molecular mechanisms and biomarkers that reflect reprogramming of health and disease trajectories in response to environmental chemical exposures. The laboratory research activities are specifically focused on epigenetics (DNA methylation, non-coding microRNAs), extracellular vesicle communications, and environmental mitochondriomics. The postdoctoral fellows will work on epidemiology investigations of molecular mechanisms mediating the effects of environmental exposures on human health, emphasizing the statistical designs and analysis of data in large environmental health and/or epidemiology investigations. Candidates will be responsible for moving forward several projects within the lab, mentoring graduate students, and maintaining active collaborations with other labs and universities.Will lead epidemiology projects utilizing data generated by the lab to investigate molecular mechanisms and biomarkers activated by environmental exposures. He/she may also conduct epidemiological analysis on the direct effects of environmental exposures on human health outcomes. Will work closely with Dr. Baccarelli and will be part of an interdisciplinary team of environmental epidemiologists, environmental health scientists, and wet-lab epigeneticists/molecular biologists. Will have access to the resources and infrastructure available at the Mailman School of Public Health, including the Laboratory of Precision Environmental Biosciences, the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, and collaborations with the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Biostatistics.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Environmental Health, or alternatively, in other relevant disciplines with relevant previous work and interest in environmental epidemiology. Strong quantitative skills, practical experience working with epidemiology data, familiarity with the SAS and/or R statistical software packages and excellent oral communication and scientific writing are also necessary. Experience in molecular epidemiology, biomarker analyses, and/or epigenetic analyses is desirable.Require excellent written and oral communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a collaborative team.
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