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Research Fellow/Trainee (Post Doc)-Environmental Health Department

North Decatur, Georgia, US
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Sep 9, 2021

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Climate Change
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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Two postdoctoral training positions are available, one beginning July 1, 2021, and another January 1, 2022 at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health under the mentorship of faculty conducting impactful, innovative, multi-disciplinary research in the environmental health sciences. Postdoctoral fellows are supported by the Training Program in the Environmental Health Sciences and Toxicology, an NIH/NIEHS T32 supported training grant which is focused on training the next generation of leaders in the field by assuring a multidisciplinary training experience needed by trainees to develop as successful independent environmental health researchers and practitioners. Research specialties of faculty mentors include exposure science, environmental epidemiology, experimental and computational toxicology, water, sanitation and hygiene, implementation science, data science, climate science, and environmental ‘omics. Using these tools, our researchers consider environmental impacts on reproductive, cardiovascular, infectious, mental, cancer, and neurobehavioral health outcomes.

As part of their training, the fellow will be encouraged to develop new ideas that promote current research, and will be required to prepare and publish scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. The fellow will also be involved in the teaching and training of others, including students and research staff. Opportunities for the associate to apply for independent funding will be available and encouraged.

Trainees have opportunities for research training and enhancement through a number of research resources and centers at Emory, including the Emory NIEHS HERCULES Exposome Research Center (P30), the NIEHS/USEPA Children's Environmental Health Center (Center for Children's Health, the Environment, the Microbiome and Metabolomics, or CCHEM2), a Fogarty Global Environmental and Occupational Health Training and Research Center (GEOHealth Hub), the Emory Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (CGSW), leadership and data center for the HAPIN intervention trial for indoor air pollution control through improved cookstoves, the NCI-designated Winship Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a university-wide initiative on climate change (Climate@Emory).

Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, and renewal for an additional year is expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available.

Minimum Qualifications: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in Environmental Health, Toxicology, Epidemiology, Genomics/Bioinformatics, Statistics/Biostatistics, or other relevant disciplines. Trainees in this program must be a United States citizen, a noncitizen national of the United States (e.g. born in outlying possessions of the US), or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the US (e.g. possess a current permanent resident card) at the time of appointment. In addition, candidates should have excellent scientific writing and strong oral communications skills, as well as the ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and collegially with colleagues. Applicants who fail to meet these eligibility requirements will not be considered.

To Apply: Applicants should submit online; a cover letter describing their area or faculty member of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of at least 3 individuals who can provide a recommendation. Inquires can be sent to Adrienne Schwartz,,

To ensure the safety of our campus community, all unvaccinated faculty and staff are currently required to get a weekly screening test for COVID-19.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.
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