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Postdoctoral Associate - Environmental & Public Health (EPH)

Miami-Dade County, Florida, US
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Dec 8, 2022

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Conservation science
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Department of Environmental & Public Health (EPH) has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Postdoctoral Fellow. The Postdoctoral Fellow will become an investigator on a National Institute on Aging-funded R01, Greenness, Cognitive Performance and Vascular Outcomes in the Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS). The Fellow will be responsible for working on all aspects of the study including regulatory matters, liaise with the coordinating centers, data management and analyses, writing manuscripts for publication, and supporting and developing grant applications for the NIH. The Fellow will be supervised by Drs. Scott Brown and José Szapocznik who are highly experienced built environment/chronic disease investigators. Moreover, Dr. Brown has considerable expertise in age-related cognitive decline. The Postdoctoral Associate supports research activities at the University, under the supervision of a faculty member, in order to advance their knowledge and/or be documented by scientific publications. Works and collaborates on studies related to field of study. Ensures the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research and/or development in collaboration with a research team. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products. Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories. Contributes to scientific literature and conferences, when appropriate.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Minimum Requirements

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent in their specialty. Doctoral degree or equivalent in a quantitative neuroscience/public health field, preferred.

  • Experience in data management, advanced statistical analyses and publishing in scientific journals., preferred.
  • Experience in research on environmental protective factors in cognitive functioning, preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
  • Data science
  • Advanced quantitative methods
  • Longitudinal research on the impact of environmental protective factors on chronic disease
  • Interdisciplinary team experience (e.g., health, environmental, biostatistics)
  • Must have excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Committed to a scientific career in this field.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

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The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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