The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health is recruiting Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellows to conduct research in the quantitative and environmental health sciences. These appointments are part of the NIEHS-funded training grant: Biostatistics, Epidemiologic and Bioinformatic Training in Environmental Health (BEBTEH) (NIEHS; T32ES015459).
The purpose of the BEBTEH program is to improve quantitative science expertise in the environmental health sciences (EHS) by producing quantitative science researchers with strong EHS skills and EHS researchers with strong quantitative science skills. The fundamental innovation of this program is its unified structure to bridge EHS with bioinformatics and biostatistics. This is accomplished by bringing more students into the EHS, teaming them with two mentors to provide both EHS and quantitative science guidance, creating a Training Program with both EHS and quantitative components, and providing a strong EHS research engagement for all trainees. The BEBTEH program leverages and enhances the existing EHS research portfolio and relevant disciplinary training programs to meet the specific need for more quantitatively skilled researchers in EHS. By building on existing strengths at the University of Washington, BEBTEH intends to enhance the NIEHS mission of understanding the role on environmental exposures in human biology and disease. Cross-disciplinary collaboration is intrinsic to and fostered by this program.
Applicants should have a MD or a PhD in a public health or quantitative discipline. Prospective trainees should send a cover letter that describes their research interests and names BEBTEH faculty with whom they wish to collaborate. This fellowship is multi-disciplinary with a focus on both the quantitative and environmental health sciences; it will provide opportunities for additional training in quantitative methods and applications in the environmental health sciences, to complement focused in-depth research in biostatistics, statistical genetics, epidemiology, or the environmental health sciences.
Postdoctoral trainees are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.
The UW School of Public Health is committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to our mission, and we welcome applications from scholars who have demonstrated research, training and service experience in this area. For more information, please see the following website: http://sph.washington.edu/diversity/.
PhD, MD in public health (e.g. environmental or occupational health sciences, epidemiology), or a quantitative discipline (e.g. biostatistics or statistics)
By NIH regulations, a BEBTEH trainee must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. He or she may not hold another federal training grant appointment at the same time.
Strong analytical skills
Ability to work independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary research team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
To apply for this position, please submit your application via Interfolio: CV, the names along with contact information of three professional references, the name of one (1) BEBTEH faculty mentor, a cover letter that describes research interests.
Questions can be directed to the BEBTEH program (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This is a grant- funded, 12-month stipend appointment and is potentially renewable for a second year provided funding availability. Stipend will be based on current NIEHS post-doctoral requirements. Postdoctoral trainees are covered by the UAW 4121 union and are eligible for most benefits (medical, dental, vision). Postdoctoral Scholar Fellows (stipend appointments) are not eligible for retirement benefits.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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