The Division of Environmental Health in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral research associate with expertise in environmental exposure assessment, epidemiology and statistical methods in the context of air pollution epidemiology. This appointment will be funded on several ongoing projects and center programs under the supervision of Dr. Rima Habre, including the Maternal and Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors (MADRES) Center of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities (https://madres.usc.edu ) and the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program.
This position offers opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration and professional development, including publication, presentation at scientific conferences and involvement in proposal writing. It requires a candidate with research experience and PhD-level training in environmental health sciences, statistical and geospatial methods, air pollution exposure assessment and/or epidemiological methods. Familiarity with the use of remote sensing data products for estimating exposures in epidemiological analyses of acute (daily to weekly) and chronic (monthly to annual) health effects is highly desirable but not required. The use of these data products or other geospatial datasets and resources to assess chemical, physical, built and social exposures in relation to environmental health disparities is also highly desirable.Â Â
The successful applicant will be expected to carry out innovative and insightful investigations in the field of environmental exposure science and environmental health disparities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to leading independent data analyses as well as multi-cohort consortia analyses, assisting with study management, submitting abstracts to and presenting research findings at national scientific meetings, and manuscript and proposal writing in collaboration with investigators. The ability to work independently, to proactively seek guidance when needed is essential.
Specific responsibilities for this position include the following:
Generates scientific hypotheses and conducts data analyses from start to finish
Works independently with minimal supervision
Writes manuscripts of completed work and assists with the development of research proposals
Contributes intellectually to scientific goals
The ideal candidate will have strong organizational capabilities, problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently and handle multiple projects and data management and analysis tasks. She/he must have solid proficiency in SAS and/or R programming and ArcGIS, Google Earth Engine or similar geospatial analysis software and platforms.
Members of health disparity populations or traditionally underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. You may also contact Dr. Rima Habre (email@example.com) for addition information.
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.
Internal Number: REQ20094649
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