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Northeastern - Postdoctoral Fellow: Social Scientist for Transdisciplinary Environmental Health-Social Science Team

Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI) seeks a postdoctoral research associate, supported by our National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences T-32 Training Program “Transdisciplinary Training at the Intersection of Environmental Health and Social Science” which is jointly run by SSEHRI and Silent Spring Institute.

This is a two-year postdoctoral position, with the second year dependent on satisfactory performance. The postdoc will develop their own research in the social study of environmental health issues with the assistance of the Institute’s interdisciplinary research group. The postdoc will have a regular mentor, opportunities for collaboration on existing research, involvement with other postdocs, multiple venues for presenting work in progress, the option to take or audit courses, and opportunities for guest-lecturing. The postdoc will mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

The Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute trains graduate students and postdocs in community-based participatory research aimed at transforming and improving environmental health through linking environmental health science, sociology, science and technology studies, and work with community-based organizations. It currently has 4 core faculty members, 8 affiliated faculty, 4 postdocs, 8 doctoral students, 1 MPH student, and 5 undergraduate students.

Silent Spring Institute, with a staff of about 20, celebrated its 27th anniversary in 2021 as the nation’s leading scientific research organization focused on achieving breast cancer prevention through environmental research and outreach programs. Silent Spring Institute’s research focuses on breast cancer and environmental pollutants, especially hormone disruptors and animal mammary gland carcinogens. Silent Spring Institute develops and applies new technologies to identify safer chemicals and measure exposures. This is an opportunity to be part of a nationally recognized, innovative, mission-driven team. Silent Spring Institute’s publications list is here.

The postdoc will collaborate on one or more of several active grants, depending on training and experience. Work includes major participation in one of the projects led by Core Faculty.

• The Water Equity Team (WET) Lab examines problems related to water resources from different environmental and social justice perspectives. 

• The Wylie Lab investigates environmental injustice across the life cycle of oil and gas from production, transport, refining and storage, and toxicities of downstream products.

• The PFAS Project Lab studies children’s immunotoxicity, activism and governance issues, health professionals’ knowledge and practice, and GIS analyses of inequalities to PFAS exposure.

• Research report-back. Practice and research on whayresearchers tell study participants about their own results biomonitoring and personal exposure studies

• The Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) documents, analyzes, and advocates for the federal provision of environmental data and governance, from policies and institutions, to public access to information, to environmental decision-making.

• The Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) Program  PROTECT studies exposure to environmental contamination in Puerto Rico and its contribution to adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preterm births. 

This position offers a competitive salary (standard NIH NRSA salary, which starts at $54,835 with 0 years post-PhD and increases with each year post-PhD) and benefits package. The start date of this position is preferably September 1, 2023, but may be flexible. Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled. Please note that NIH requires recipients to be US citizens or permanent residents. For additional information write Phil Brown at: p.brown@northeastern.edu

To apply, please:
1.     Send an application packet containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, writing samples (published or unpublished), and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to Professor Phil Brown by email at p.brown@northeastern.edu (put “T32 postdoc” in subject line).
2.     Send three letters of reference, including one from the dissertation advisor, to Professor Phil Brown by email at p.brown@northeastern.edu


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: Environmental Social Sciences and Humanities with Emphasis on Environmental Justice

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University has launched a cluster hire search in Environment

We seek to recruit a cohort of outstanding faculty who are engaged in studying and developing innovative and transformative responses to anthropogenic environmental disruptions and climate change in areas such as environmental governance and diplomacy; security and resilience; displacement; biodiversity conservation and ecological integrity; indigenous conceptions of nature and the environment; social, religious, and cultural practices; ethnic, regional, and international conflict; health; technological innovation; and economics.

The college is particularly interested in scholars whose work contributes to environmental justice. 

We encourage diverse methodologies that range across qualitative or quantitative approaches, including digital humanities and computational techniques. 

We are seeking colleagues at ALL levels and they will have a tenure home in one department within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and may have a joint appointment either within or outside of the college, depending on area of expertise.

Interdisciplinary area(s) of interest may include environmental ethics, environmental sociology, environmental humanities, science technology studies, environmental policy, urban/spatial planning, environmental health, and environmental economics.  We are also interested in colleagues who will work together with partners within the university as well as partners outside of academia. 

The full announcement - https://bit.ly/3MBnN6u.   
 

Postdoctoral Researcher position at Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

A position as Postdoctoral Researcher in health risk assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals is available at Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. 

This project is focused on development of a mechanism-based approach for identifying and assessing the toxicity of endocrine disrupting chemicals that is applicable in the regulatory setting. The project is centered around applying Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) methodology to organize, integrate and interpret different types of toxicity data (in silico, in vitro, in vivo and human) and draw conclusions about endocrine disrupting properties of chemicals. 
 
Application deadline is September 16, 2022
 
Application and more information:  
https://ki.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:534348/
 

Multiple Faculty Positions (open rank) in Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health

The Department of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) is excited to announce the recruitment of candidates for multiple new faculty positions. We are seeking versatile, collaborative, and exceptionally creative faculty motivated to understand and improve population health at any scale from local to global. 

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD, DrPH, or equivalent degree in public health or a related field, demonstrated potential for outstanding scholarship through publication and/or externally funded research, as well as a commitment to graduate education and mentorship of students. Successful candidates will be expected to lead an independent research program, actively engage in collaborative research; participate in teaching and mentoring master’s and doctoral-level students; and provide stage-appropriate service to the department, university and profession. We especially welcome applicants who are passionate about environmental justice and strong communicators. The search is not focused on a specific area of environmental health, and we welcome applicants from diverse disciplines, including those with qualitative and quantitative backgrounds.

Applicants should provide a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a research statement describing their research interests and previous experience; a teaching and mentoring statement detailing their teaching experience and their approach to mentoring trainees; and a diversity statement that details how their leadership will promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice at our school at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22081.

Application review will begin September 15, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

Director of The UC Davis Center for Occupational and Environmental Health - Department of Public Health Sciences

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences invites applications for a faculty position at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level for a leader with expertise in occupational or environmental health sciences, a distinguished record of research accomplishments evidenced by extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated multidisciplinary team science leadership, and experience in graduate-level teaching and mentoring of students, other trainees, and junior faculty. 

This is a full-time, state-supported, tenure track appointment. A doctoral degree (e.g., PhD or DrPH and/or M.D. with M.P.H) in a relevant field is required. The candidate must have a record of progressive successful academic and administrative leadership and a strong research focus on population-based occupational or environmental health science. 

For the full job posting, click here

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Department of Environmental and Global Health

The Department of Environmental and Global Health in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida is recruiting a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level. Ideally, the candidate will be engaged in research on understanding the health consequences of exposure to multiple stressors (environmental and social) on vulnerable populations. Areas of particular research interest include: how social determinants interact with environmental exposures to impact health outcomes; defining molecular (e.g. immune and epigenetic biomarkers) and/or social drivers of adverse health outcomes; linking exposure measurements in environmental, occupational and global health settings with spatial and field epidemiology to identify at risk populations. Research in these areas underscores the Department’s commitment to social justice and environmental health. Candidates who have expertise in implementing sustainable approaches to reduce health burdens and build community resilience are also encouraged to apply. Highly productive candidates demonstrating a strong track record of publication and extramural funding may be considered at the level of Associate Professor or Professor.

In addition to research, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department including participation in graduate and undergraduate level courses such as Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health, Sustainability and Health Equity in the Built Environment, and Global Public Health.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in an environmental or global health-related field.  Evidence of extramural funding and experience in public health teaching is preferred. The position is supported by a competitive salary and start-up package. This is a 1.0 FTE, 12-month, tenure-track position expected to start Summer/Fall 2022. 

To view the job posting online and submit an application packet, which includes a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three references, go to EGH Asst/Assoc/Full Professor posting , job# 521820. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD).  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US.  Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


Professor Environmental Health Sciences – Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University

Oregon State University is seeking applicants with a record of leadership and accomplishment in creating or leading transdisciplinary research programs to serve as a full-time tenure-track professor in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology.  A successful candidate will commit the majority of their effort towards research in the area of environmental health sciences. As part of this research effort, this individual will lead multidisciplinary research programs such as the NIH-supported Environmental Health Sciences Center. This position is also expected to contribute to teaching, advising and service.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. 

To learn more and to apply for this opportunity: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/117235


NIEHS seeks Director of Extramural Research and Training

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the Director of the Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT). The ideal candidate will have executive and managerial leadership experience, to include experience in scientific review and grants management. Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree in a field relevant to the position. The application period began on March 1, 2022 and will remain open for 60 days.  For more information, please visit the NIEHS website.

The NIEHS is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This position will be filled under a Title 42 (f) excepted service appointment.


Mount Sinai Seeks Postdoctoral Fellows

The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai seeks applicants for three-year postdoctoral appointments. Successful candidates must have a doctoral degree, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and have expertise in environmental health research related to children or maternal health. To apply, please send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Luz Claudio (luz@drluzclaudio.com).


Postdoctoral Opportunity at Emory University

The Saikawa lab at Emory University is hiring a postdoctoral researcher with a passion for environmental justice and experience conducting community-engaged participatory research. The lab studies soil contamination, air pollution, and climate change. For more information and to apply, see the job posting.


Program Officer – California Breast Cancer Research Program

The California Breast Cancer Research Program at the University of California seeks a Program Officer who will take a leadership role in independently managing and developing large and complex research grant initiatives in breast cancer, environmental science, disease prevention, and policy research. The Program Officer will also have opportunities to contribute to addressing structural barriers to health and research, as well as program evaluation. For more information, see the University of California’s job search webpage.


Several Opportunities – University of Washington

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in fall 2022. The successful candidate should have expertise in occupational health and safety, environmental epidemiology, or toxicology. A minimum of a Ph.D., M.D., or other appropriate terminal degree in a relevant field is required.

The department also invites applications for two full-time assistant teaching professors (this track is not tenure-eligible) to begin fall 2022. Candidates must have a M.S., M.P.H., or M.S.P.H. with expertise in environmental public health and occupational health and safety.

The University of Washington Pediatric and Reproductive Environmental Health Scholars (PREHS) K12 Program is looking for fellows who hold a doctoral degree focused on children and reproductive health. PREHS is a new two- to three-year research fellowship program funded by NIH that provides clinically trained scientists with expertise in environmental health, the science of environmental exposures and their health effects on the child life-course from fetal development to adolescence. For more information and to apply, see the PREHS webpage.
 

Research Scientist and Postdoctoral positions at Brown University

Brown University is seeking a Research Scientist and Postdoc to study patterns, determinants, and health effects of environmental chemical exposures with an emphasis on PFAS and mixtures. These positions have two years of funding, with the potential to continue if funds are available.

These persons would collaborate on projects related to environmental pollutants, children's health, and metabolomics. They would have the opportunity to work on grant development, supervise students, and independently lead projects. This Research Scientist position would be ideal for a talented postdoc who wants to continue working in academia without the pressure of having to obtain their own funding.

Research scientist: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/job/121-South-Main-Street/Research-Scientist_REQ174384

Postdoc position: https://apply.interfolio.com/100782


NIEHS Postdoctoral Position:  Informatics in Toxicology & Environmental Health

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeks a postdoctoral trainee who wants to build their career in toxicological sciences to better understand how factors in our environment may impact our health. This postdoctoral fellowship will provide experience in both the Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) and the Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT). The research focus for the postdoctoral position will be on advancing informatics approaches in toxicology and environmental health through an evidence mapping project on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The postdoctoral position is available in the Integrative Health Assessment Branch (IHAB) in DNTP at NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Although the postdoctoral fellowship will be housed in DNTP, this is a cross-divisional NIEHS position that will be mentored by NIEHS staff from both IHAB in DNTP and the Genes, Environment and Health Branch (GEHB) in DERT. Please see the attached announcement for more detailed information about the postdoctoral position and relevant planned activities.

We appreciate your help publicizing the position. If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Andy Rooney  (andrew.rooney@nih.gov) or Dr. Cindy Lawler (lawler@niehs.nih.gov).



Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Oklahoma

The Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  This is a state-funded 12-month position located at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.  Candidates for this position must have a doctoral degree (Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, or Doctor of Public Health) in environmental health, environmental microbiology, industrial hygiene, environmental science, or a closely related discipline such as toxicology, chemistry, biology, or physics; a record of publications in peer-reviewed national or international scholarly journals; and evidence of potential to obtain extramural funding.

For more details, please see the complete announcement for the position at https://publichealth.ouhsc.edu/News/details/tenure-track-assistantassociate-professor-position-in-the-department-of-occupational-and-environmental-health-1

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, diversity and inclusion statement, and three references with contact information should be sent via e-mail to margaret-phillips@ouhsc.edu.


Faculty Positions – University of Washington

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in fall 2022. The successful candidate should have expertise in occupational health and safety, environmental epidemiology, or toxicology. A minimum of a Ph.D., M.D., or other appropriate terminal degree in a relevant field is required.


Staff Scientist, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

NIEHS is seeking a Title 42 (g) Staff Scientist in the Report on Carcinogens (RoC) Group of the Integrative Health Assessment Branch (IHAB). A Staff Scientist is an NIH employee generally appointed to a time-limited, renewable position to support the long-term projects of a research program. Staff Scientists often work with minimal supervision and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the organization's work. They do not receive independent resources. 

NIEHS are seeking a health scientist with epidemiological expertise to conduct cancer hazard evaluations of environmental exposures and lead or support IHAB research and literature-based assessments that inform policy decisions and public health practices. Using systematic review methods, these evaluations integrate the evidence from published studies of human and animal cancer, human exposure, and mechanisms of action information, reflecting the growing complexity of environmental science. A systematic review uses structured, transparent, and documented methods to identify, assess, and integrate the evidence across similar types of studies to answer a specific question, e.g., what is the strength of evidence that a substance causes cancer?

The Staff Scientist will also provide epidemiology expertise for branch and cross-DNTP activities. Examples of IHAB activities include providing input for systematic reviews of cancer and non-cancer effects evaluations, developing, and improving systematic review methods and tools, analyzing data from epidemiological studies, and conducting analysis and research related to translation and communication of NTP toxicology projects to humans. The incumbent will also have opportunities to interact with NIEHS’s Epidemiology Branch.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have (1) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree (e.g., D.P.H., M.D., Sc.D.) in a scientific field relevant to health effects evaluations (such as epidemiology, environmental health science, or public health), (2) documented experience in conducting literature-based assessments of environmental and occupational epidemiology studies, especially cancer studies, using systematic review methods (e.g., critically evaluating study quality and integrating evidence using a transparent framework), as evident through demonstrated experience or preparation of health hazard assessment reports, and (3) an established track record of peer-reviewed publications (e.g., government reports, journal publications) related to relevant environmental health topics such as environmental, occupational, molecular epidemiology studies, systematic reviews of epidemiology studies, cancer health assessments, or risk assessment.  Knowledge of environmental health policy and experience, service on interagency, national, or other health-related working groups, and demonstrated ability to innovate and work in a collaborative environment are desired.

How to apply: To submit a complete application package, interested candidates must submit their full curriculum vitae including bibliography and a 3-4-page statement of research experience and interest as ONE (1) combined PDF to Ms. Bonnie Earnhardt at int-appls@niehs.nih.gov. Please include vacancy number NR132 and your name in the subject line of your email submission. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women or persons from other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. In addition, applicants must arrange to have at least three (3) referees send letters of recommendation to int-appls@niehs.nih.gov. Letters should be on official letterhead and signed. Please be sure that referees include your name and vacancy number NR132 in the subject line of their email. For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Ruth Lunn at lunn@niehs.nih.gov. Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2022.


Toxicologist Specialist Position Open at NCI

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Toxicology and Pharmacology Branch is seeking a candidate with a Bachelors, Masters, and/or Doctoral degree in the field of toxicology, or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that includes at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.

The candidate will be responsible for designing segments of toxicology projects and/or studies to support the development of new drugs or biologics; coordinating and evaluating tasks associated with toxicology studies; presenting scientific findings to internal and external stakeholders; and serving as a technical consultant in the area of toxicology.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Grade and salary are dependent upon experience. Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of toxicology research activities as relates to new drug development is required.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and full contact information for three references to: Elizabeth R. Glaze, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Chief, TPB, DTP, DCTD, at: glazee@mail.nih.gov.


Full Professor and Department Chair

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

The Department Chair and Professor will oversee all aspects of EHS academic and administrative operations. In addition to maintaining a strong research program in their chosen area, the Chair will provide departmental leadership and vision that advances excellence in teaching and learning, research and outreach. The Chair represents and advocates for the department at the school, university and community levels. The Chair holds overall responsibility for managing the department, maintaining department budgets, fostering faculty development and a positive department climate, and working with campus and external partners on a variety of initiatives related to the departmental and School of Public Health and Health Sciences strategic goals.

Principle responsibilities will include supporting the teaching, research, and outreach activities of the department’s faculty, and managing the department’s personnel and budget. In addition, the Chair will also teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in public health and environmental health sciences, advise graduate students enrolled in MS, MPH and PhD programs, contribute to university service, and maintain a scholarly research program. Candidates are expected to have and/or obtain competitive research funding and engage in collaborative research with faculty from the department, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, other departments on campus, the University's Medical School, and/or Baystate Medical Center.

Apply here: https://careers.umass.edu/en-us/job/510405/full-professor-and-department-chair


Chair & Professor of Climate, Infectious Diseases and Pandemic Science

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is accepting applications for the position of Tenured Professor & Department Chair in Climate, Infectious Diseases and Pandemic Science in the Department currently known as Infectious Diseases & Microbiology (IDM). Founded in 1948, Pitt Public Health spans seven academic departments, with nearly 650 students and 500 combined faculty and staff.

Currently known as Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, the Chair will contribute directly to a reimagined and renamed Department focused on improving population health around the globe through the prevention and control of infectious diseases. This position will build on a strong Department foundation in infectious diseases research, education, and practice by driving broad collaboration on sustainability, preparedness, and pandemic science across the research continuum—from bench and clinical to population and community health. The Chair will also lead the transdisciplinary faculty, staff, and students into a new era of discovery, encompassing pandemic science, climate and health, One Health, and global health, bringing a dynamic vision of the importance of global public health in the 21st century.

Additional information about this position (requisition #21006261) is available via the application portal using at www.join.pitt.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest that addresses motivation to apply and summarizes professional accomplishments, a 1-page Diversity Equity and Inclusion effort and vision statement, curriculum vitae and contact information for three referees. Candidates from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.