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. Candidate 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.The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will lead epidemiology and computational projects emphasizing the analysis of epigenome-wide DNA methylation data or other genome-scale epigenomic data in large environmental health investigations. The analysis of Illumina BeadChip methylation data will be strongly emphasized. Research objectives will be unveiling the epigenomic mechanisms linking environmental exposures to long term effects on human health.Will work closely with Dr. Baccarelli and will be part of an interdisciplinary team of environmental epidemiologists, epigeneticists, and computational biologists dedicated to environmental health investigations. 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, such as Epidemiology, Statistics/Biostatistics, Computational Biology, or Bioinformatics, with relevant previous work and interest in environmental health. Strong quantitative skills, practical experience working with epidemiology data, familiarity with the R statistical software packages and excellent oral communication and scientific writing are also necessary. Experience with Illumina BeadChip methylation data (450K or EPIC) is strongly preferred.
Preferred Qualifications: Excellent written and oral communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a collaborative team.
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