Post-Doctoral Positions

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Epidemiology

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry to study the associations between ambient air pollution and cardiovascular and pulmonary events, adverse changes in cardiovascular and pulmonary biomarkers, and/or adverse reproductive effects (e.g. preterm delivery, low birth weight, etc.). This is an opportunity to work with a well published research group with long standing interest in the human health effects of air pollution, both in controlled human exposure studies and observational human studies. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with the research group on existing datasets and/or ongoing studies of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and reproductive health effects of air pollution.

The postdoctoral fellow will be based in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Epidemiology. However, the fellow will also have substantial interaction with multiple faculty members in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Division of Cardiology, as well as the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, to name a few. The fellowship will require statistical analysis of data, as well as preparation and publication of manuscripts.

Applicants should have knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics and must have a Ph.D. in a related field (e.g., Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences), or an MD with a MS or MPH in Epidemiology. Applicants should have experience with data management and statistical analysis of large datasets for epidemiology studies. Experience with air pollution, cardiovascular, pulmonary, or reproductive outcomes is preferred. Knowledge of SAS is required, and knowledge of R preferred. Written and verbal fluency in English is required. Applicants should have the ability to work independently and in group settings.

The appointment, supported by a NIH Training Grant, is for 2 years, with the possibility of extension to an additional year upon mutual agreement. There will be opportunities for professional travel and some tuition for coursework. The start date is flexible, but should be before August 2012. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have a resident green card.

Rochester is in the Upstate New York Finger Lakes region with a host of recreational and entertainment activities for adults and children, as well as several colleges and universities. Housing is affordable and the cost of living very reasonable.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, two names for letters of reference, and up to two representative publications to Dr. David Rich ( Review of applications will continue until a successful candidate is identified.



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