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Clemson University

Center for Human Genetics

Post Doctoral Fellow

Posted 04/28/22

The Center for Human Genetics at Clemson University invites applications for a postdoctoral position as part of the European Commission-funded PrecisionTox consortium, which encompasses collaboration between 15 institutions in Europe and the United States. This European-funded project seeks to identify biomarkers predictive of chemically induced adverse health effects in humans via the systematic use of distantly related animal species from across the tree of life and the highly interdisciplinary mix of genomics, metabolomics, evolutionary theory, quantitative genetics, data science, and toxicology. Within this project, our group focuses on allelic variants and genetic networks that determine variation in sensitivity to select environmental toxicants using the Drosophila melanogaster Genetic Reference Panel of sequenced inbred lines. This project fits within a larger interest in our laboratory to define the dynamics of the genotype-phenotype relationship in the presence of genome by environment interactions.

Qualifications

The successful applicant will have a record of research productivity in genetics/genomics, solid statistical skills, and expertise in whole-genome DNA and RNA sequencing and analyses. Previous experience with Drosophila is desirable but not required. The person in this position will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to function independently while at the same time being able to work as a member of a team.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and the names and contact information of three references.

All materials should be uploaded to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/106099.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please address any questions with this position Robert R. H. Anholt, Ph.D. (ranholt@clemson.edu).

Environmental Defense Fund

Senior Scientist, Health

Manager, Lead Prevention

Posted 04/11/22

EDF’s Health program is hiring a Senior Scientist to guide our Safer Chemicals initiative and a Project Manager focused on our lead service line replacement efforts. Both positions have an emphasis on advancing equity and addressing environmental health disparities.  The link to the job descriptions and a short description are highlighted below.  Please do share with anyone that you think may be interested in applying.

Senior Scientist, Health: https://www.edf.org/jobs/senior-scientist-health

The Senior Scientist advises program staff on a breadth of scientific issues relevant to EDF’s Safer Chemicals strategic initiative and works to translate complex scientific findings into actionable ideas that can help advance our goals. The Safer Chemicals initiative seeks to drive significant reductions in the use and exposure to toxic chemicals especially among vulnerable populations and communities at greatest risk by securing lasting solutions that target long-standing inequities in exposures and associated health impacts. The Sr. Scientist also introduces, integrates and advises on cutting edge environmental health concepts and insights as needed to support EDF’s organizational priorities.

Manager, Lead Prevention: https://www.edf.org/jobs/manager-lead-prevention

The Manager will oversee development and implementation of key aspects of EDF’s efforts to reduce lead in drinking water through equitable lead service line replacement, including developing partnerships, conducting policy analyses, and fostering collaboration among NGOs, federal and state agencies, water utilities, community partners, and others. Under the leadership of the Senior Director of Safer Chemicals, this position uses experience and knowledge to independently guide and manage efforts to reduce exposure to lead.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Center for Public Health Environmental Assessment (CPHEA), Health & Environmental Effects Assessment Division (HEEAD)

EPA Exposure Science Research Fellowship

Posted 03/11/22

*Applications may be reviewed on a rolling-basis and this posting could close before the deadline. Click here for information about the selection process.

EPA Office/Lab and LocationA research opportunity is available at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), Center for Public Health Environmental Assessment (CPHEA), Health & Environmental Effects Assessment Division (HEEAD) located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

HEEAD is responsible for scientific assessment activities related to the health effects of air pollutants within the Integrated Science Assessments (ISA). These assessments provide key scientific support for EPA policy and regulatory decisions as it relates to the
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Exposure science is a key element of these assessments in that it furthers understanding of how populations within the U.S. encounter pollutants, how pollutants are measured within the body using relevant biomarkers, and how pollutants are absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and ultimately excreted. This research participation opportunity is to analyze, evaluate and integrate scientific evidence for the development of scientific assessments that support EPA policy and regulatory decisions.

Qualifications

  • The qualified candidate should have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees with completion by the appointment start date. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date. Preferred skills:
  • Familiarity with and interest in investigating exposure of U.S. populations to air pollutants, and related concepts such as dosimetry and bioaccessibility
  • Knowledge of lead (Pb) exposure science
  • Experience with statistics and/or meta-analysis
  • Experience producing figures and manipulating data using coding languages such as R, python, and/or MATLAB
  • Demonstrated research experience (e.g., relevant publications), or academic training in quantitative research

Additional information and how to apply can be found here.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Epidemiology

Multiple full-time tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor positions

Posted 03/03/22

The Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North  Carolina at Chapel Hill, is recruiting for multiple full-time tenure-track positions in the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (open rank).  

We are seeking to fill at least one tenure track position in social epidemiology. We seek  outstanding candidates engaged in social epidemiology research with a focus on social  determinants of health and/or health disparities research. We welcome candidates with a  disciplinary focus that includes anti-racism research, who focus on populations that have been  historically marginalized, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, people with  disabilities, and LBGTQIA+ communities, and/or who have expertise conducting community  engaged research with community partners in racially, ethnically, and economically diverse  communities.  

We are also seeking to fill at least one tenure track position in environmental epidemiology. The  UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is home to the NIEHS-funded Center for  Environmental Health and Susceptibility, an NIEHS-funded T32 that supports multiple pre- and  post-doctoral scholars, and multiple investigators with NIEHS, EPA, and CDC-funded research  projects. We seek exceptional candidates conducting environmental epidemiology research in  areas including, but not limited to, environmental justice, climate change, chemical exposures,  air pollution, radiation, water contaminants, and disasters, as well as development of novel  methods of study design, conduct, and analysis. Candidates who additionally have experience in  community engaged research are especially encouraged to apply.  

All applications should be sent electronically to  the attention of Dr. Audrey Pettifor at the following website: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/222380. Applicants should provide a cover letter  describing their qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three  professional references and three in press or published manuscripts.  

East Carolina University

Department of Public Health

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Posted 03/03/22

The Department of Public Health of the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University (ECU) invites applicants for an Assistant Professor, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position in Epidemiology. Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU, a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University, is the third largest of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system. 

The successful candidate will develop and deliver instructional materials for teaching basic and intermediate epidemiology in-person and online in the MPH program. 

The qualified candidate will be expected to mentor a variety of student learners, conduct investigator-initiated research, and  provide university, professional, and community service, consistent with a 12-month, tenure-track faculty members at ECU. 

Minimum Education/Experience:

Candidate must have earned a doctorate (PhD, DrPH, ScD, etc.) in Epidemiology or related field, such as Population Health Sciences, preferably from an accredited school of public health.

Demonstration of excellence in and commitment to teaching observational and experimental epidemiology, including quantitative data analysis to a variety of  adult learners. 

Additional information and how to apply can be found here.

The University at Albany, State University of New York

Institute for the Achievement of Social and Health Equity

Professor of Empire Innovation and Endowed Chair in Social and Health Equity, Institute Director

Posted 01/18/22

The University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks to hire a Director of the newly forming University-wide Institute for the Achievement of Social and Health Equity; the Director will serve as Professor of Empire Innovation and Social and Health Equity Endowed Chair. The University is seeking an individual with expertise and a proven track record as a health equity or health disparities scholar (open rank with a strong preference for a senior investigator), effective by the end of May 2022. This New York State-supported position provides a 12-month appointment and a significant start-up package to advance a research program toward extramural research funding.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D., MD, or equivalent terminal degree
Record of distinguished scholarship and teaching requisite for an appointment as a tenured full professor
Record of pursuing and implementing extramurally funded research projects focused on minority health disparities, health equity, or social equity
Ability to build bridges between academic disciplines and with community partners, and facilitate collaborative activities across institutional and disciplinary boundaries
Experience strengthening current and building new and innovative academic research programs
Outstanding communication skills
A commitment to diversity, including individual action and institutional leadership to advance diversity and inclusion.

Additional information and how to apply can be found here.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Health & Environmental Effects Assessment Division (HEEAD)

EPA Exposure Science Research Fellowship

Posted 01/18/22

EPA Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is available at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), Center for Public Health Environmental Assessment (CPHEA), Health & Environmental Effects Assessment Division (HEEAD) located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

How to Apply: Connect with ORISE…on the GO!  Download the new ORISE GO mobile app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to help you stay engaged, connected, and informed during your ORISE experience and beyond! A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcript(s) – For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. All transcripts must be in English or include an official English translation. Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts.
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • Two educational or professional recommendations. Click here for detailed information about recommendations.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

NC State University

Department of Biological Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Posted 01/06/22

This postdoctoral research scholar will conduct epidemiologic analyses of the GenX Exposure Study data so that we can provide results to the affected communities in a timely fashion.

The GenX Exposure study is an environmental epidemiology study of residents in Wilmington and Fayetteville, NC, whose water has been contaminated with per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for up to 40 years. Biological and environmental samples have been collected and up to 12 PFAS (both newly identified and historically used) have been identified in the blood of study participants. The project is community based and report back of findings is key. Research team includes epidemiologists, engineers, toxicologists, physicians, and study and data managers.
The postdoctoral fellow will conduct epidemiologic analyses of the GenX exposure study data, prepare manuscripts for publication, and present findings at both community and scientific meetings. Statistical analyses will involve analyses of chemical mixtures as well as repeated measures analysis. The fellow will be part of an active research team and will participate in data collection and community report back as appropriate. Fellow will have the opportunity to work with undergraduate and graduate students. Opportunity exists to develop new research ideas using stored biological specimens or additional data collection.

Occasional travel to Wilmington and Fayetteville, NC for community meetings and data collection.

Additional information and how to apply can be found here.

NC State University

Department of Applied Ecology

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Posted 01/06/22

The Department of Applied Ecology is seeking highly motivated candidates for 1 or 2 postdoctoral research candidates to join an interdisciplinary research team with a focus on risk sciences, risk governance, and responsible innovation in food and agriculture. The ideal candidate for this role is familiar with best practices in risk evaluations, intersections between natural sciences, engineering, and social sciences, and is interested in working with stakeholders including NC State Extension agents across North Carolina.

The primary responsibilities for this role are to: (1) conduct risk screening and evaluation of potential environmental, health, and societal impacts of emerging risks, including new contaminants, advanced materials and/or technologies used in food and agriculture; and (2) engage stakeholders, including members of NC State Cooperative Extension Service, to understand concerns and priorities with respect to environmental health and risk, and address those needs through further research, publication, and communication.

The postdoc would be expected to develop diverse outputs from this research and engagement work, by leading the development of 1-2 manuscripts within the first year. Additionally, the postdoc will lead and assist in the development of relevant Cooperative Extension publications (such as reports, online materials, and other media that can help communicate complex environmental risks to NC Cooperative Extension agents and local communities). The postdoc will be expected to assist in the development of proposals to seek external funding and have opportunities to present at conferences and participate in local research communities.

One year of funding is available from approximately January 3, 2022, with the possibility for extending with demonstrated progress and achievements made during the first year.

Additional information and how to apply can be found here.

Northeastern University

Postdoctoral Fellow (3 positions)

Posted 01/04/22

There are 3 Postdoc Positions at Northeastern. Below are brief descriptions.

1)  Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI) seeks a one-year postdoctoral research associate to work in the PFAS Project Lab (pfasproject.com), led by Phil Brown (Northeastern) and Alissa Cordner (Whitman College). This position will also support an environmental health/data science training program titled, “Stackable trainings in the FAIRification and AI/ML readiness of data with applications to environmental health and justice.”

Additional information and how to apply can be found here.

2) T32 Postdoctoral Fellow:  Environmental Health at Silent Spring Institute

We are seeking a candidate with doctoral training in one or more of the following areas: endocrinology, developmental biology, cancer biology, epidemiology, toxicology, chemistry, or informatics, with a focus on environmental health. Applicants should demonstrate an excellent academic and research record and an interest in understanding the roles of chemicals in carcinogenesis and hormonally-mediated toxicity.  Experience with breast cancer biology, computational toxicology, epidemiology, or statistics are assets.

To apply, please do ALL of the following:
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 AND to careers@silentspring.org (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 AND to careers@silentspring.org

3)  T32 Postdoctoral Fellow:  Social Sciences

 Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI), in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department of Health Sciences, 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 started in 2015 and is jointly run by SSEHRI and Silent Spring Institute. The Training Program includes postdocs in the social sciences and environmental health sciences, and doctoral students in Sociology and other fields, and prepares trainees to be future leaders in social science-environmental health science collaborations and community-based research.

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

National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS)

Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP), Mechanistic Toxicology Branch (MTB)

Staff Scientists (2 positions)

Posted 12/16/21

NIEHS is seeking two Title 42 (g) Staff Scientists in the Mechanistic Toxicology Branch (MTB) to provide laboratory support to the strategic mission of the DNTP by conducting toxicology research using predominately in vitro bioassay systems. The MTB uses innovative in vitro, non-animal, and in silico capabilities to identify and characterize chemical hazard, establish dose-response, and investigate mode-of-action in human-relevant biological systems.  DNTP is a team-based scientific organization with a strategic mission and a prioritized portfolio of research that aims to improve public health through development of data and knowledge that are translatable, predictive, and timely.  MTB is seeking Staff Scientists to provide expertise in bioactivity screening, mechanistic investigations, and implementation of novel research capabilities to identify human health hazards from environmental and chemical exposures and further mechanistic understanding of environmental toxicity contributing to human disease. Such efforts are aligned to Division-level strategic priorities, project-based, and coordinated by DNTP Program Management Teams.  This research frequently requires collaboration across the Division, the NIEHS, and the external scientific community. The Staff Scientists will be expected to publish and present timely outcomes of their laboratory investigations. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidates for the two positions will have 1) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree (MD, ScD, DVM, PharmD) in a scientific field applicable to the cellular pathobiology of environmental hazards or a related aspect of toxicology, pathology, or molecular biology; 2) experience in the conduct of toxicology studies on chemicals or physical agents, statistical analysis of data, and interpretation of experimental toxicology findings; 3) national and international recognition as a practitioner in toxicology research and familiarity with applicable instrumentation for biochemical and molecular data; 4) made major contributions as evidenced by authorship of peer reviewed reports or publications in respected journals; 5) a demonstrated ability to innovate and work in a highly matrixed organization; 6) demonstrated experience in independent leadership of a significant scientific program or initiative and 7) the ability to perform effectively in multidisciplinary teams and to motivate, mentor, and inspire staff. Candidates for the MTB positions are expected to have a demonstrated understanding of and accomplishment in the field of toxicology or clinical or public health practice.

How to apply:  Interested candidates must submit materials as PDFs via email to Ms. Bonnie Earnhardt at int-appls@niehs.nih.gov. All emails should include vacancy number NR131 in the subject line.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Suramya Waidyanatha at waidyanathas@niehs.nih.gov

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC Inst for the Environment

Post-Doc Research Associate

Posted 12/16/21

The Center for Public Engagement with Science (CPES) in the UNC Institute for the Environment seeks a postdoctoral scholar to begin February 1, 2022. The CPES partners with UNC faculty and community leaders in North Carolina (NC) to translate environmental science research results into action in NC communities and beyond. This position will support curriculum development and teacher professional development (TPD) activities associated with a new NIH-supported project: Iterative Design to Engage All (IDEA) Learners. This project led by Dr. Kathleen Gray and Dana Haine in CPES, in partnership with Dr. Kelly Ryoo in the UNC School of Education seeks to build the capacity of grades 9-12 STEM teachers to introduce current biomedical science and careers to their students. Using design thinking, participating teachers and scientists will incorporate research on emerging contaminants (specifically, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS) into curricula and professional development. While IDEA Learners will be the primary focus of the work proposed, we anticipate this scholar also will be involved in the development of inclusive STEM curricula and associated TPD activities for other environmental health initiatives as our funding portfolio evolves during the project period.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Ph.D. in science education, environmental social science, or a STEM discipline relevant to the project foci (including biology, biomedical sciences, environmental health sciences, public health) or a related field.


Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience teaching secondary science and developing curricula aligned to the NC Science Essential Standards (or equivalent) is required. Applicants must have experience with mixed methods science education research. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including writing and editing instructional units and inquiry-based lesson plans, are required.

Additional information and how to apply can be found here.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Integrative Health Assessment Branch (IHAB); Report on Carcinogens Group (RoC)

Staff Scientist

Posted 12/14/21

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.

We 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?

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.

Salary/benefits: This is a federal full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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.

University of Washington

Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS)

Assistant Teaching Professor Full-Time (2 positions)

Posted 12/14/21

The Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for two full-time (12-month) faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor (this track is not tenure eligible). The anticipated start date is summer or fall 2022. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Our department values diversity, practice-based experience and innovative teaching approaches to environmental and occupational health (EOH) education. We seek candidates from all disciplines that inform EOH. This position will engage in teaching in one or more of the following areas: (1) Environmental Public Health and (2) Occupational Health and Safety.

Responsibilities: All University of Washington Assistant Teaching Professor-rank faculty engage in teaching, student mentorship and service. The successful candidates will be expected to teach approximately 4 EOH-related courses (~750 student credit hours) at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor a minimum of two graduate students and participate on department-related service committees.

Qualifications

A minimum of a MS, MPH, MSPH or foreign equivalent, in environmental/occupational public health and safety or relevant field is required. Candidates who fail to satisfy minimum qualifications cannot be considered for this position. 

Application Instructions

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials free of charge.

Applicants should submit through this Interfolio link: apply.interfolio.com/98057 Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022, continuing until the position is filled. Submitting all required documents by January 3, 2022 is strongly encouraged for full consideration.

All applicants are asked to submit:

1. Formal Letter of Interest indicating their teaching interests and for which area(s) of expertise they are applying
2. Curriculum Vitae/resume
3. Examples of Teaching Experience, such as syllabi / teaching plans (with course/student evaluations, if available)
4. Diversity Statement describing how their practice experience, teaching, and service have the potential to support DEOHS’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
5. Contact information for four (4) references (letters of recommendation may be asked for later)

Search Manager Contact Information

Angie Wilson, DEOHS Standing Search Committee Manager, ehahr@uw.edu

University of Washington

Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS)

Assistant Professor – Tenure Track (3 positions)

Posted 12/14/21

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in Autumn quarter 2022 (12-month full-time appointment). Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Our department values diversity, rigor, and innovative approaches to environmental and occupational health research and practice. We seek candidates from all disciplines that inform environmental and occupational health but are particularly interested in applicants with scholarship in one of the following areas of expertise: (1) Occupational Health and Safety; (2) Environmental Epidemiology; and (3) Toxicology.

Qualifications

The successful applicant will have expertise in studies of environmental and/or occupational factors and their impacts on human health. A minimum of a PhD, MD, other appropriate terminal degree in a relevant field, or foreign equivalent, is required.

Instructions

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials free of charge. Applications should be submitted to Interfolio; initial review will begin January 16, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.

Applicants should provide:

1. Cover Letter that describes the applicant’s suitability for this position and explains how the applicant’s experiences, activities, and goals will lead to success in a department focused on the environmental and occupational health sciences, in a school of Public Health. Please indicate which position(s) the applicant is applying for.
2. Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
3. Research Statement describing past and present projects and future directions.
4. Three samples of scholarship such as publications, weblinks to online projects, and/or course syllabi.
5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
6. Diversity Statement describing experiences with and commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring and/or service, and how the candidate has the potential to support the institution’s commitments.
7. Four references (contact information only, no formal letters requested at time of initial application).
Please submit these materials through this Interfolio link: apply.interfolio.com/98315

Search Manager or Chair Contact Information

Angie Wilson, DEOHS Standing Search Committee Manager, ehahr@uw.edu

Clemson University

College of Science: Genetics & Biochemistry

Assistant Professor – Population Genetics

Posted 12/13/21

Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, with an expected start date of August 2022. Clemson University offers competitive salaries, benefits, and start-up funds.

We seek candidates with strong credentials in population genetics research and teaching. Candidates using theoretical and/or empirical approaches will be considered. The successful candidate will be able to interact synergistically with several research groups within the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry (https://clemson.edu/genbiochem), across the College of Science (https://www.clemson.edu/science/), and across Clemson University. These groups include plant biologists, the Center for Human Genetics (https://scienceweb.clemson.edu/chg/), the Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/epic/), and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (https://www.clemson.edu/science/departments/math-stat/). For teaching, the primary responsibility will be an undergraduate/graduate lecture course in Population and Quantitative Genetics. The candidate will also contribute to further development of the curriculum in this area at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Clemson University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of faculty scholars dedicated to working and teaching in a multicultural environment (http://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/). We encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring colleagues and students from demographic groups underrepresented in the sciences. We are also supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.

Qualifications

Competitive applicants must hold a doctoral degree and have postdoctoral experience, with demonstrated ability to develop a vigorous, independent, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/99191: (1) cover letter; (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) statement of research interests including future plans; (4) statement of teaching interests and experience; (5) statement describing past experience and/or future plans to promote diversity and inclusion; and (6) up to three reprints in a single PDF document. Applicants should also arrange, through Interfolio, the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation on their behalf.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Rajan Sekhon, Search Committee Chair (sekhon@clemson.edu).

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 15, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

East Carolina University

ECU Water Resources Center

Environmental Justice Community and Program Coordinator

Posted 12/01/21

The ECU Water Resources Center seeks applications for an Environmental Justice Community and Program Coordinator. This person will play a key role in conducting outreach work on a large-scale, five-year research project focused on community-based science to increase the resilience of local communities to threats from hurricanes, floods, and degraded water quality. They will work with multiple communities throughout the Tar River and Pamlico Sound watersheds, but lower wealth and otherwise vulnerable communities that face environmental justice challenges are of particular concern. This person will be responsible for creating meaningful community involvement and engagement and act as a liaison between communities and other project personnel.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain relationships and programs with community members and partner organizations and an understanding of water-related issues faced throughout the region
  • Work with community partners to identify science needs and develop community narratives
  • Train and supervise approximately 18 interns per year working on projects with community partners
  • Organize and lead quarterly meetings with stakeholders in multiple communities
  • Host an annual conference bringing together academic and non-academic stakeholders 
  • Coordinate the activities of team members from multiple universities and partner organizations
  • Develop content for communicating project activities and outcomes to the public at meetings, through project websites, and via social media
  • Track project tasks, support program evaluation and develop project reports
  • Coordinate and support administrative staff with tasks on the project as needed

The position is based at the Water Resources Center in the Graham Building on ECU’s Greenville campus, but travel to meet with community members and organizations in Eastern North Carolina will occur on a regular basis. A graduate degree in a relevant social or natural science or a relevant undergraduate degree with at least two years of relevant experience, such as working as a community organizer, science communication or outreach to the public, or lived experience working on environmental justice issues. A qualified applicant will have previous experience managing projects and coordinating teams.  Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are essential.  Comfort working with computers in applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is important. A valid driver’s license and ability to travel to partner communities is essential.

Link to apply for this position: https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/46661

East Carolina University

Department of Chemistry

Environmental Justice Community and Program Coordinator

Posted 11/24/21

East Carolina University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry within the Department of Chemistry.  This person will also become a core faculty member within ECU’s interdisciplinary Water Resources Center and is expected to be highly research active, serve as a catalyst for new research projects, and participate in collaborative multi-partner research programs. The new hire will have a reduced teaching commitment to meet these expectations.  The successful candidate will be expected to bridge across disciplines to create research synergies related to environmental chemistry.  Areas of need that are likely to translate into strong collaborative opportunities include the characterization of chemicals and their transformations in the environment, enhancement of water and wastewater treatment processes, evaluation of biogeochemically mediated processes (organic and/or inorganic), forensic environmental chemistry and non-targeted analysis, community-based science and environmental justice, and the development of analytical techniques that can be utilized for remote detection of chemicals. The specific chemistry research and teaching area of the candidate are open, but an emphasis will be placed in analytical chemistry and/or physical chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Exceptional candidates from all relevant research areas will be considered. Successful faculty at ECU mentor student research, participate in grant proposal preparation to obtain external funding, and build a strong record of scholarship through peer-reviewed publication. As an interdisciplinary scholar, this faculty member will be expected to teach discipline-based courses in chemistry and lead interdisciplinary research, including course-based undergraduate research experiences or other (inter)disciplinary-based education initiatives supporting ECU’s commitment to student learning and regional transformation.  A PhD in Chemistry or related field, such as Chemical Engineering, Geochemistry, Biochemistry, or Materials Science, is required; however, ABD candidates may be considered.  Candidates with PhD conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the probationary rank of Assistant Professor.  ABD candidates will also be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment.  Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  All candidates must demonstrate an interest in interdisciplinary research and education.

For full details and to apply please refer to https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/46987 and contact search committee chair Stephen Moysey (watercluster@ecu.edu) with questions.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch (BCBB)

Tenure-Track or Tenure-Eligible Investigator 

Posted 11/24/21

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services, is inviting applications for a Tenure-Track or Tenure-Eligible Investigator in the Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch (BCBB) within the Division of Intramural Research at the NIEHS in Research Triangle Park, NC. The individual selected for this position will have a strong record of accomplishments in the field of biostatistics. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in methods for observational and epidemiological data, develop and apply machine learning methods, and/or develop methods for high dimensional and sparse data to enhance our understanding of the effects of the environment on human health. Example application areas include but are not limited to epidemiological and health record data, genetics/genomics, metabolomics, and microbiome studies. This person will be expected to develop an outstanding independent research program that complements and benefits from the other research programs within the BCBB (https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/bb/index.cfm), and the Division of Intramural Research at NIEHS (https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/dir/index.cfm), and is consistent with the mission of the NIEHS (https://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/index.cfm), and NIH (https://www.nih.gov/about-nih).

Minimum qualifications:

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent doctoral degree, with training in statistics, biostatistics, or related quantitative discipline, and demonstrated ability to design and carry out original and innovative research. If the Investigator is at the Tenure-Track level, the initial appointment is for five years, and the duration will depend on the applicant’s accomplishments but will not exceed the 7-year tenure clock.

Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.

Review of applications will begin on or about January 31, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit their full curriculum vitae including bibliography and a 3-4 page statement of past research and future plans, as ONE (1) combined PDF to Ms. Bonnie Earnhardt at int-appls@niehs.nih.gov. Please reference vacancy number AC1509 and your name in the subject line of your email submission. Please include in the pdf with 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 three (3) letters of recommendation sent to int-appls@niehs.nih.gov. Please be sure referees include your name and vacancy number AC1509 in the subject line of their email. For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Alison Motsinger-Reif at alison.motsinger-reif@niehs.nih.gov

Georgia Southern University

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences

Assistant Professor

Posted 11/24/21

The Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences (BEES) in  the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health invites applications and nominations for the  position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences.  

Position Description: Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor will contribute to  the department’s mission of research and training by maintaining an active methodological  research program, engaging with multidisciplinary research teams, mentoring graduate students,  teaching graduate and undergraduate environmental health sciences courses to environmental  health sciences and public health students, and contributing to the department, college, and  University through professional service. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The home  campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus. 

Required Qualifications: 

• Earned doctorate degree (DrPH, PhD, ScD) in Public Health, Environmental Health  Sciences, or a closely related field by August 1, 2022 with at least 18 graduate semester  hours in Environmental Health Sciences. 

• Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship  agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline. • Proven record of or demonstrated potential for securing extramural research funding. • Commitment to teaching and research, academic program development, and service that  is consistent with the college’s vision and mission.  

• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy,  mentoring, and curriculum design and development. 

Screening of applications begins November 24, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.  The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022.

Applications and  nominations should be sent to Dr. Adhikari at jphcophsearches@georgiasouthern.edu. More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://jphcoph.georgiasouthern.edu/.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences

Assistant or Associate Research Professor

Posted 11/18/21

The Family Resiliency Center (FRC) and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies  (HDFS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for an Assistant or Associate  Research Professor in Participatory Research Methods.  

We seek a promising or established scholar specializing in participatory research methods and  transdisciplinary research to co-develop, implement, and sustain the community-based participatory  research portfolio of the Center. During its recent strategic planning process, the Center’s  transdisciplinary participatory research culture was identified as a major strength to continue to build  upon over the next several years. To this end, this position prioritizes (a) working in close partnership  with community and youth collaborators to evaluate current and direct future research agendas; (b)  pursuing external funding for participatory initiatives; and (c) strengthening the transdisciplinary  participatory culture through cross-discipline and cross-sector networking and collaboration.  

Major duties will include: 

• Co-develop and co-facilitate participatory projects (20%) 

• Co-lead advisory boards (community, youth, leadership) (20%) 

• Co-develop and co-lead professional development and community-centered training  opportunities that fit the mission and vision of the Center and HDFS department (20%) • Author creative and translational materials for dissemination (e.g., Building Blocks; TED talks;  community briefs; podcasts) (10%)

• Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, specialists, assistants,  and junior team members involved in participatory activities (10%)  

• Prepare and submit research grants through the Family Resiliency Center and with other Center  collaborators (20%) 

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, current CV, research statement, diversity statement, two  representative publications, and names and contact information of three references to  https://jobs.illinois.edu/. For further information regarding this position, please visit our web page https://hdfs.illinois.edu, or contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Brent McBride (brentmcb@illinois.edu). 

Wayne State University

Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors/Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (CURES/IEHS)

Two Faculty Positions

Posted 11/15/21

The Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors/Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (CURES/IEHS) at Wayne State University is recruiting for  two faculty positions (tenured or tenure-track, open rank, 12-month appointments). The environmental health sciences program at WSU fosters interdisciplinary,  integrative, and collaborative approaches that address current environmental threats while developing the tools to predict and prepare for future challenges. Primary  areas of recruitment include: 

• Mechanisms underlying environmental exposure-mediated toxicities 

• Environmental epidemiology, environmental justice, and health disparities 

• One Health approaches linking human, animal, and environmental health  

• Life-course factors affecting vulnerability to environmental stressors 

• Scenario modeling for prediction of toxicant exposure and health outcomes 

CURES is a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-supported core center situated in the heart of Detroit in the new Integrative Biosciences Center, a  fulcrum for leading-edge technology platforms and specialized resources in support of advanced studies in precision environmental exposure science. Through  research, community engagement, and education, CURES researchers and community partners seek to discover, investigate, and solve complex environmental health  problems that affect humans exposed to chemical and non-chemical stressors in a dynamic urban environment. Successful faculty candidates will have a PhD, MD,  or equivalent degree in a discipline relevant to environmental health sciences with evidence of peer recognition in the field, commitment to excellence in research  education and training, and the ability to engage with broader environmental science themes for the purpose of achieving transformative and translational research  gains. Applicants are expected to have established extramural funding or be on a clear path to secure extramural funding in support of their research programs.  Faculty recruits will integrate with departments and colleges or schools consistent with their areas of expertise and interests and engage in all aspects of our academic  mission, including research, training, instruction, and service. 

Applicants should apply to posting 045973 through the Online Hiring System https://jobs.wayne.edu. Review of applications is expected to begin in November 2021, and applications will be accepted until both positions are filled. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressed to the Director of IEHS/CURES that describes the applicant’s potential for research  synergy within the CURES programs and broader institutional initiatives in environmental sciences, and a diversity statement that describes the applicant’s experience  with and plans for advancing inclusion, diversity, and equity. Applicants should direct questions to the Chair of the faculty search committee, Dr. Thomas Kocarek (t.kocarek@wayne.edu). 

North Carolina State University

Department of Biological Sciences

Open Rank Assoc/Assistant Professor

Posted 11/11/21

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Sciences at NC State invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in Coastal Environmental Toxicology/Eco-Physiology at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree and relevant postdoctoral experience. We are particularly interested in applicants conducting research that utilizes innovative approaches to assess how environmental contaminants, abiotic, and climatic factors impact marine or estuarine animal ecology, physiology, or other aspects of animal biology toward sustaining a biodiverse and productive coastal ecosystem, as well as the health and well-being of communities that rely on its resources. The candidate will be a member of the Department of Biological Sciences and be located at NC State’s Center of Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) along the beautiful Bogue Sound in Morehead City, NC.

The hire will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded, nationally recognized independent research program, and to support the academic mission of the department including teaching and student training. It is anticipated the candidate will bridge and build upon existing strengths in aquatic animal and environmental health, integrative physiology, marine sciences, seafood safety, fisheries science, genetics/genomics, the Center for Human Health and the Environment and/or other programs within the department, CMAST and the University.

Apply here: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/152540

UMass Amherst

Environmental Health Sciences

Faculty Full Time

Posted 11/11/21

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is currently soliciting applications for the position of Full Professor and Department Chair of Environmental Health Sciences.

Additional information and how to apply can be found here:

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Bioinformatics and Computational Toxicology

Postdoctoral Positions

Posted 11/11/21

We are looking for 1-2 strong postdocs to help with research that characterizes the molecular responses of aquatic organisms exposed to chemicals, with a number of other projects assuredly to come up during the course of the position. The Agency is faced with significant challenges related to characterizing the modes of action of chemicals, the effects of exposures to mixtures of chemicals, and in finding ways to group chemicals that facilitates read-across from data rich to data poor chemicals. We are addressing these challenges through the characterization of molecular responses in aquatic organisms exposed to chemicals. Our group targets transcriptomic and epigenetic responses using next generation sequencing (NGS)-based tools (RNA-seq, reduced representation bisulfite sequencing – RRBS) to develop biomarkers that can discriminate chemical classes and provide an understanding of impacted biological processes and pathways. There are also opportunities to explore and analyze other omics data including metabolomic and proteomic data from whole animal responses and multigenerational studies. The research participant will be involved in designing of laboratory experiments, NGS data analysis and data interpretation, design and development of new statistical methods for integrated omics data analysis, and in the communication of results intra- and extramurally. The research participant will exercise skills as appropriate in molecular genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, machine learning algorithms for big data analytics, and advanced statistical analysis of complex omics data sets.

Additional information and how to apply can be found here:

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EPA-ORD-CCTE-GLTED-2021-09

North Carolina State University

Department of Biological Sciences

Open Rank Assoc/Assistant Professor

Posted 11/09/21

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Sciences at NC State invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in Coastal Environmental Toxicology/Eco-Physiology at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Applicants should have a doctoral degree and relevant postdoctoral experience. We are particularly interested in applicants conducting research that utilizes innovative approaches to assess how environmental contaminants, abiotic, and climatic factors impact marine or estuarine animal ecology, physiology, or other aspects of animal biology toward sustaining a biodiverse and productive coastal ecosystem, as well as the health and well-being of communities that rely on its resources. The candidate will be a member of the Department of Biological Sciences and be located at NC State’s Center of Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) along the beautiful Bogue Sound in Morehead City, NC.  The hire will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded, nationally recognized independent research program, and to support the academic mission of the department including teaching and student training. It is anticipated the candidate will bridge and build upon existing strengths in aquatic animal and environmental health, integrative physiology, marine sciences, seafood safety, fisheries science, genetics/genomics, the Center for Human Health and the Environment and/or other programs within the department, CMAST and the University. 

Apply here: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/152540

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences

Full-time Faculty, Assoc/Assistant Professor

Posted 11/08/21

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to study the role of cellular and physiological responses to psychosocial stress in health and disease. This research program will complement the Institute’s basic, applied, and translational researchers and their mission to promote the health, and prevent disease and disability among working Oregonians and their families throughout their lifespan. The successful candidate will lead an experimental research program that leverages model organisms (e.g., rodents, non-human primates) to explore the role of psychosocial stress in cellular and physiological risk factors for disease. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Social hierarchy and status as a predictor of physiological or cellular stress
  • Social defeat or social isolation models of psychosocial stress
  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Next-generation sequencing or ‘omics approaches to determining mechanisms of psychosocial stress impacts on health and disease

Applicants must have an MD and/or PhD or equivalent degree and demonstrated excellence and accomplishments in research. Please submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, CV, and research statement describing your research program vision, as well as contact information for three references. The statement should include a concrete description of your interest in or efforts towards furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in your research, mentoring, and service. For applicants wishing to be considered at the Associate level, please provide a statement of teaching, mentoring, and service. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.ohsu.edu/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Matthew Butler, c/o Rodger Metheny (metheny@ohsu.edu).

Consideration of applicants will begin December 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer. We encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented groups in the sciences. 

Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/f4evpf2f 

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences

Full-time Faculty, Assoc/Assistant Professor

Posted 11/08/21

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to study the role of genetic variation in response to environmental stressors in human health and disease. This research program will complement the Institute’s basic, applied, and translational researchers and their mission to promote the health, and prevent disease and disability among working Oregonians and their families throughout their lifespan. The successful candidate will lead an experimental research program that primarily leverages model organisms (e.g., population reference mouse, fly or worm recombinant inbred panels) to explore the role of genetic variation in disease; candidates that combine this strategy with analysis of human cohorts would be particularly attractive. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Somatic (nuclear or mitochondrial) or germline genetic variation
  • Complex trait genetics of chronic disease (e.g., cardiometabolic disease)
  • Genetic determinants of intermediate phenotypes (e.g., chromatin structure, transcription, translation) 
  • Next-generation sequencing/‘omics or high-throughput screening approaches to detecting novel roles of genetic variation in disease
  • Gene-environment interactions

Applicants must have an MD and/or PhD or equivalent degree and demonstrated excellence and accomplishments in research. Please submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, CV, and research statement describing your research program vision, as well as contact information for three references. The statement should include a concrete description of your interest in or efforts towards furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in your research, mentoring, and service. For applicants wishing to be considered at the Associate level, please provide a statement of teaching, mentoring, and service. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.ohsu.edu/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Matthew Butler, c/o Rodger Metheny (metheny@ohsu.edu).

Consideration of applicants will begin December 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer. We encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented groups in the sciences. 

Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/s8kve68h

North Carolina State University

Department of Applied Ecology

Head – Department of Applied Ecology

Posted 11/03/21

The Department Head has overall responsibility for the leadership and administration of all teaching, research, and extension activities in the Department of Applied Ecology. The Head works closely with the Dean and Directors of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the delivery of departmental programs in teaching, research, and extension. The Head also has a key role in the recruitment and development of faculty and staff, oversees planning and evaluation of the Department’s academic, research, and extension programs, and is responsible for allocation and accountability of departmental budgetary matters. The Head works closely with others in the Department to assure timely dissemination of information to the Department’s clientele.

They will foster an environment of inclusion and promote mutually beneficial working relationships. The Head will pursue fundraising as appropriate to support the department’s programs and other developmental activities and will serve as the Department’s lead representative in interactions with college and university administrators, associated centers and institutes, clientele groups, and the public. The Head is expected to promote collaborations and partnerships with other University departments as well as state, national, and international agencies and other organizations. N.C. State is diverse because it is a community of individuals from varied backgrounds and demographic categories; it encourages, accepts, and values a diversity of people and ideas; it seeks to promote an environment where equity, respect, and understanding represent the norm in the campus climate; and it seeks to prepare entrepreneurs who are effective citizens of a global community.  As such,  the incumbent is expected to contribute to an environment that is welcoming of all groups.

This position is for current permanent NC State University employees only. 

Official position description here: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/152085 

North Carolina State University

North Carolina Sea Grant

Coastal Community Health Extension Intern

Posted 10/21/21

North Carolina Sea Grant, a statewide program focused on research, education, and outreach for and with coastal communities, is seeking a Coastal Community Health Extension Intern to:

Plan a framework for coastal community health extension programming through feedback, partnerships, and understanding community health resilience needs and priorities.

Collaborate with federal, state, and community partners to identify actionable research questions, agency needs, and related tools and funding opportunities that address community health needs.

Assist in the development of demonstration educational and communication programming and products, messages, tools, and the identification of appropriate communication pathways for disseminating public health needs and community risk information for stakeholders. 

The minimum education for this position is a completed bachelor’s degree and current full or part time enrollment in a graduate school in North Carolina. The internship can be remote and on a flexible schedule.  Occasional travel to the Sea Grant offices at NC State University and coastal locations required.  Travel reimbursement for field visits is available. 

The work will align with NC Sea Grant’s vision for diversity equality, inclusion, justice, and accessibility.  Examples of qualities we may look for in prospective students include experience in/with underserved and under-represented communities.  Preferred fields of graduate study include public health, public/environmental policy, public administration, epidemiology, environmental health services, health policy and management, health equity and social justice or related field. Candidates need strong writing and critical thinking skills, a demonstrated interest in stakeholder engagement (e.g., process agenda development, leading meetings) and qualitative/quantitative study skills. 

Apply via NC State University jobsite: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/150450

For questions, contact Frank López, fmlopez@ncsu.edu

The University of Maryland

Department of Entomology

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Risk Assessment & Environmental Protection

(Posted 10/21/21)

The University of Maryland, College Park seeks to build on its existing strengths in Integrated Pest Management, biotechnology, risk assessment, environmental protection and species conservation by hiring a tenure-track
faculty member in the Department of Entomology. We seek candidates working in areas complementary to pesticide safety and risk assessment, including but not restricted to traditional, organic, and genetically engineered pest controls, their ecological and evolutionary impacts, regulatory issues, human health and socio-economic effects, or related topics. Applicants from a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds, and who work on intersecting fields are strongly encouraged to apply. The appointee will demonstrate the creativity and passion needed to build a nationally-prominent, robustly-funded research program, the ability to establish collaborations, an interest in effective and inclusive teaching and mentoring, and the will to develop a strong extension program as the State of Maryland’s Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator, all within a department whose culture aims to help them succeed. This 9-month position is at the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates at the Associate or Full Professor levels will be considered.

Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. David Hawthorne (umdentomology@umd.edu) with questions.


Candidates should submit through eJobs@umd.edu as a single PDF the following materials in this order:
1) Short cover letter describing qualifications,
2) Curriculum vitae,
3) Summary of research, extension, and teaching experience and goals, and
4) Contact information for three people from whom letters of recommendation can be requested.


Electronic submission of application materials through the University’s web page (eJobs@umd.edu) is required.

Dept. of Health and Human Services

DHHS-Public Health/Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Environmental Toxicologist
(Posted 10/18/21)

The Division of Public Health is accepting applications for an Environmental Toxicologist.  The Environmental Toxicologist is the lead toxicology expert for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. This position oversees, reviews, and provides technical expertise on risk assessments, toxicological consultations, and health risk evaluations generated by Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch staff. The work involves the development of programs, guidance levels, and/or statutes regarding the occurrence of toxic incidents to protect public health.

This Environmental Toxicologist:

  • Conducts systematic reviews, literature reviews, and summaries using formal protocols to examine chemical and physical agents in media such as food, water, air, and soil, and determine impacts or potential impacts to public health. 
  • Conducts health risk evaluations for private wells and reviews reports prepared by colleagues in the Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Has a significant role in communication with the public about public health concerns. Position writes grant proposals and other grant materials.
  • Serves as a toxicological expert and consultant on various workgroups and committees.

This position has significant flexibility and telework options as part of our hybrid workplace. This position may also involve statewide travel in the future.

Salary Grade: GN17
Recruitment Range: $65,373 – $84,050  
Position: 60039878
Exam Plan: 21-10564

Link for more information: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=3272768

John Hopkins University

Bloomberg School of Public Health and Whiting School of Engineering
Full-time Postdoctoral Fellow Position
(Posted 10/05/21)

Johns Hopkins University Postdoctoral Position in Environmental Chemistry 

The Prasse lab in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, the top ranked School  of Public Health in the United States, and the Whiting School of Engineering is seeking to hire a highly  motivated, full-time postdoctoral fellow with a background in Environmental Chemistry/ Environmental  Engineering or related field to work on the project ‘Fate and Transport of Unregulated Organic  Contaminants in Biosolids – Development of a Human and Environmental Exposure Risk Framework’  funded by the U.S. EPA (additional details can be found here). The goals of the project are to i) identify  organic contaminants in biosolids from across the U.S. using liquid chromatography – high-resolution mass  spectrometry (LC-HRMS) approaches, ii) assess their fate in agricultural soils, including groundwater  leaching and plant uptake, and iii) evaluate the potential exposure risks using computational toxicology  approaches. This exciting position, which involves conducting research from both an academic and  practical perspective, provides substantial career growth opportunities.  

The primary responsibilities for this position will include: 

  •  Planning, conducting and managing laboratory experiments to identify organic contaminants in  biosolids from across the U.S. and evaluate their fate in agricultural soils and assess plant uptake • Planning, conducting and managing field studies to assess the fate of biosolid contaminants • Supervising of PhD and Master’s students  
  •  Supporting the Principal Investigator in the coordination of sampling efforts 
  •  Support the Principal Investigator in coordination of project meetings and dissemination of  project outcomes 
  •  Preparing manuscripts for peer reviewed journals and presenting findings at conferences 

Required Qualifications & Skills: 

  •  Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemistry or related discipline. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with the analysis and fate of organic contaminants in the  environment with a demonstrated publication record in these areas.  
  • Experience conducting laboratory studies to investigate the fate of organic contaminants.
  • Experience with the analysis of organic contaminants, in particular liquid chromatography – mass  spectrometry (LC-MS). 
  • Experience with LC – high-resolution MS (LC-HRMS) is desirable but not required.
  • Extremely strong verbal and written skills. Evidence of writing skills will be requested.
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills. 
  •  Detail oriented. 

Applicants should submit an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of interest,  and the names and contact information for 3-5 references. 

Correspondence should be addressed to: 

Dr. Carsten Prasse 
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering 
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health/Whiting School of Engineering 615 North Wolfe Street Room E6620 
Baltimore, MD 21205 
cprasse1@jhu.edu 

EEO/AA/M/F/V/D – JHU considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, creed,  color, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition,  marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or other basis in accordance with federal, state or local laws or  regulations.

Harvard University

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Environmental Neuroepidemiology
Postdoctoral Associate Position
(Posted 10/05/21)

Job Description
We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow in environmental epidemiology. We are looking for an exceptional and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Weisskopf Environmental Epidemiology group. The successful candidate will be working under the guidance of Dr. Weisskopf to conduct innovative research that addresses questions of environmental exposures and neurological health, in particular questions related to early life exposures and later life cognitive health. 

Part of this work is in conjunction with the Harvard MEMCARE Superfund project and the postdoctoral fellow will be able to take advantage of training activities related to our Superfund Research Center. In addition, the resources of the Environmental Health Department, the Harvard Chan-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health, and the Harvard Chan School overall will be available to the incoming fellow.

We are particularly seeking individuals looking for training and research experience in areas relevant to environmental epidemiology, neuroepidemiology, and epidemiologic methods/causal inference.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for:

  • Programming independent analyses 
  • Writing the first draft of manuscripts 
  • Presenting research at regional and/or national conferences 

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Doctoral degree required (e.g. PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD). Degree in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, or a related discipline preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with spreadsheet, relational database, graphics, and word processing software. 
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with at least one statistical software package is required, e.g., SAS, R. 
  • Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. 

Experience with environmental epidemiological investigation and/or neuroepidemiology are desirable. 

Apply by submitting a CV, names, and contacts of three references, one representative 1st author manuscript, and a cover letter stating career goals and ambitions to jadams@hsph.harvard.edu.

Vital Strategies

Technical Advisor – Environmental Epidemiologist
(Posted 10/01/21)

Vital Strategies is recruiting an Epidemiologist/Public Health Specialist with applied expertise in environmental health science, epidemiology and risk assessment (epidemiologist) to 1) increase commitment and capacity of key stakeholders to strengthen air quality management, with a focus on increased use of routinely collected local data to inform health impact and economic assessments; 2) support efforts to strengthen surveillance for air pollution, lead, and other leading environmental determinants of health; and 3) participate in assessment, training and technical assistance activities to enhance the quality, use and dissemination of relevant health and environmental data to inform the public and policymakers about the risks of air pollution. The epidemiologist will also use data to emphasize the health and climate co-benefits of improved air quality. The hire will also collaborate across Vital Strategies teams and with government partners, technical experts, consultants, and civil society partners

https://www.vitalstrategies.org/about-us/careers/

The University of Chicago

Department of Medicine, Biological Sciences Division
Research Assistant Professor – Dermatology

(Posted 09/28/21)

The University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology, is searching for a Research Assistant Professor who will contribute to a research project on stress response and epithelial carcinogenesis. The appointee’s primary activity will be to conduct academic research in association with a faculty member or team. The appointee will complement these research areas and contribute to project conception and execution. We especially welcome applicants with expertise in any of these areas: DNA damage response, autophagy, epigenetics, epitranscriptomics, immunology, and/or factors/processes involved in the development of skin cancer.

Prior to the start of employment, applicants must have: 1) a doctoral degree or equivalent in biologically-related sciences, or related disciplines, and 2) completed postdoctoral training prior to the start of employment.

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: http://apply.interfolio.com/89588. Applicants must upload a CV including bibliography. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB)
(Posted 09/20/21)

Environmental Program Consultant 1

This position is supervisory and serves as the principal investigator for the ATSDR grant. This position conducts public health/toxicological risk assessments for hazardous waste throughout the state using ATSDR’s guidelines. This process involves gathering and evaluating all available relevant environmental exposure data, health effects data, and community health concerns to determine actual or potential exposure pathways and public health risk. This position also develops and makes recommendations on actions to reduce or eliminate public health risk. Work is performed independently and requires background in toxicology, environmental science, epidemiology or a related field.

Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree in agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum and three years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Requirements: Knowledge of human health risk assessment; knowledge of data collection techniques and procedures; experience interpreting environmental science or toxicological data; ability to write technical reports.

Additional Preferences: Supervisory experience; experience conducting health risk assessment; experience with project management; ability to summarize and communicate technical information for a general audience; knowledge of environmental justice concepts; and knowledge of North Carolina urban and rural communities.

Position will be based in Raleigh, North Carolina, part of the Research Triangle Park, a top region for environmental science and public health. Position will be full-time and primarily telework with occasional in-person meetings and site visits. Permanent and temporary postings are open concurrently; a temporary EPC will be hired immediately with potential for conversion to the permanent position.

Recruitment range: $48,051 – $69,093 for the permanent position

Hourly rate: $24 to $28.10 for the temporary position

To apply: For the permanent position, please apply online. For the temporary position, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcript, and two references to OEEB@dhhs.nc.gov with the subject line “EPC 1”. For more information, contact Dr. Virginia Guidry at OEEB@dhhs.nc.gov.

Closing date: September 29, 2021 at 5pm

Environmental Program Consultant 2

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct public health/toxicological risk assessments for hazardous waste throughout the state using ATSDR’s guidelines. This process involves gathering and evaluating all available relevant environmental exposure data, health effects data, and community health concerns to determine actual or potential exposure pathways and public health risk. This position also develops and makes recommendations on actions to reduce or eliminate public health risk. This position will help to support grant reporting requirements. Work is performed independently and requires background in toxicology, environmental science, epidemiology or a related field.

Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree in agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum and three years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other requirements: Knowledge of human health risk assessment; knowledge of data collection techniques and procedures; experience interpreting environmental science or toxicological data; ability to write technical reports.

Additional Preferences: Experience conducting health risk assessment; experience with project management; ability to summarize and communicate technical information for a general audience; knowledge of environmental justice concepts; and knowledge of North Carolina urban and rural communities.

Hourly rate: $24 to $28.10

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcript, and two references to OEEB@dhhs.nc.gov with the subject line “EPC 2”. For more information, contact Dr. Virginia Guidry at OEEB@dhhs.nc.gov.

Closing date: September 29, 2021 at 5pm

North Carolina State University

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Evaluating Environmental, Health, and Societal Impacts of Advanced Materials and Emerging Risks
PhD Position
(Posted 09/07/21)

Seeking highly motivated and diverse candidates for a PhD position at NC State University within the Department of Applied Ecology under the supervision of Dr. Khara Grieger. The PhD candidate would focus on developing and implementing interdisciplinary approaches to evaluate potential environmental, health, and societal impacts of advanced materials and emerging risks. The candidate would also be involved in a newly launched research consortium housed at NC State focused on sustainable science and technological solutions to nutrient management, and have the opportunity to work with faculty and students across the university and partner institutions. The ideal candidate is familiar with risk sciences including risk evaluations of novel advanced materials and is interested in communicating potential risks to academic and non-academic audiences

The PhD candidate will conduct research to evaluate potential environmental, health, and societal impacts of new advanced materials and/or technologies, many of which are used in food, agriculture, and water sectors. In addition, the candidate will communicate results from their research to a range of stakeholders, including scientists, researchers, industry, policy-makers among others. The PhD candidate will be expected to lead manuscripts and other publications that report the research results and present at conferences and workshops.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2021

Application Instructions:

Full details are available: here

North Carolina State University

Interdisciplinary Risk Sciences
Post-doctoral Research Position
(Posted 09/01/21)

Interdisciplinary Risk Sciences is seeking highly motivated candidates for a postdoc position at NC State University within interdisciplinary risk sciences, risk governance, stakeholder engagement, and responsible innovation. The ideal candidate for this role is familiar with best practices in risk governance and risk evaluations and is interested in working with stakeholders at the state and national levels.

The primary responsibilities for this role are to (1) evaluate potential environmental, health, and societal impacts of emerging risks, including new contaminants, advanced materials and/or technologies (many of which are used in food and agriculture sectors); and (2) Engage and communicate with diverse stakeholders, including members of NC State Cooperative Extension Service, to understand concerns and priorities with respect to environmental health and risk, and address those needs through further research, publication, and communication.

The postdoc would be expected to develop diverse outputs from this research and engagement work, by leading the development of 1-2 manuscripts within the first year. Additionally, the postdoc will lead and assist in the development of relevant Cooperative Extension publications (such as reports, online materials, and other media that can help communicate complex environmental risks to NC Cooperative Extension agents and local communities). The postdoc will be expected to assist in the development of proposals to seek external funding, and have opportunities to present at conferences and participate in local research communities. 

Potential applicants are encouraged to send a CV, 3 references, writing samples (e.g. publications), and a 1-page personal statement that describes your motivations and goals for the postdoctoral position to Dr. Khara Grieger (kdgriege@ncsu.edu), as soon as possible and no later than October 1, 2021. The applicant will eventually submit their application through NC State.

 Applicants may find information about the Interdisciplinary Risk Sciences Program at: https://risksciences.wordpress.ncsu.edu/  

North Carolina Central University

Environmental Health Research Group
NSF Fellow/Post-doctoral Position
(Posted 08/18/21)

Environmental Health Research group at North Carolina Central University has an open position for a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow. This position is supported by National Science Foundation Excellence in Research grant (Award number 1832134; PI_J. Bang). The project group investigates critical mechanisms related to ROS life cycle by using engineered nanoparticles and carbon nanodots. For free radical life cycle assessment, the group uses Alzheimer’s disease as a disease model with ESR and Immuno-Spin Trapping method. Ideal candidate for this position would have a Ph.D. in related fields or equivalent experience in the fields of cell and/or molecular biology or free radical biology or chemistry. Familiarity in the behavior of nanoparticles, cell signaling, and proteomics can be a plus. Anticipated routine tasks for this position include, but are not limited to: 1) Neuronal cell culture, 2) In Vitro cell study, 3) ELISA with selected groups of proteins,  Western blot & Confocal analysis, 4) Characterization of quantum dots and engineered nanoparticles (as needed), 5) Data collection/saving and analysis with PI, 6) Presentation and publication of study outcomes with PI. Fellow will have an opportunity interacting with other PIs of the project and participating in professional development opportunities. Selected fellow will work with the PI using lab facilities available both in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Environmental Sciences. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

For any inquiry, please contact Dr. John Bang at jjbang@nccu.edu (919-530-6569).