The department of Population and Public Health Sciences is in search of a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environmental Epidemiology to conduct cutting-edge research investigating the influence of environmental pollutant exposures on health risks including cardiometabolic diseases and adverse birth and growth outcomes autism in longitudinal cohorts and clinical trials. The position is funded by NIH-supported environmental pollution (endocrine disrupting chemicals and air pollution) and complex disease projects.
The ideal candidate will have expertise in environmental epidemiology, omics data analysis (genetics, epigenetics, metabolomics, and proteomics), bioinformatics and/or biostatistics who can perform large population research and write scientific papers under the mentorship of the study PI. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct statistical analysis independently and be familiar with clinical study, data collection, epidemiological study design and statistical methods applied for large longitudinal cohort studies and environmental chemical data. Candidates who have experience and interest to conduct big data science and omics research are preferred.
As a Postdoctoral Research Associate at USC Keck School of Medicine, fellows will have the opportunity for advanced multidisciplinary training through coursework in any of the Departmentâs graduate programs including Epidemiology and Biostatistics as well as other departments at USC. Fellows will also have numerous opportunities for career development training through meetings, seminars and workshops hosted by SC-CEHC and Keck School of Medicine. The enriched career development program will help early investigators develop essential skills for an independent research career, including grant and manuscript writing, scientific presentation, and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field (epidemiology, environmental health sciences, genetics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, molecular or computational biology, etc.), and have demonstrated interest in environmental health and disease prevention. Intermediate to advanced skills with at least one statistical and/or programming software is required, e.g., SAS, R and Python.
The annual base salary range for this position is $64,480-$65,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Minimum Education:Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five yearsMinimum Experience:0-1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise:Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.Preferred Field of Expertise:Publications in peer-reviewed journals in the same or related field.Skills: Other:AnalysisAssessment/evaluationCommunication -- written and oral skillsConceptualization and designOrganizationPlanningProblem identification and resolutionProject managementResearchStatistical analysisSkills: Machine/Equipment:CalculatorComputer network (department or school)Computer network (university)Computer peripheral equipmentFaxPersonal computerPhotocopierSupervises: Level:May oversee student, temporary and/or casual workers.Comments:A copy of the doctoral diploma or other certification that indicates that the terminal degree has been completed satisfactorily is required. If the doctoral candidate has not yet obtained a degree, he/she should provide evidence that a thesis has been approved together with a documented indication of the expected date of formal graduation. It is the responsibility of the faculty mentor to verify this documentation. The documentation is to be filed with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
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