Postdoctoral Scientist Positions, Baccarelli Lab, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY

Postdoctoral Scientist Positions, Baccarelli Lab, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY

Posting Date: 09/11/2019


Job Information/Description:

Postdoctoral Scientist Positions – Baccarelli Lab

The description of the positions can be found here: https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/research/laboratory-precision-environmental-health/jobs

As described in the link above, our postdocs receive a generous package, including salary well above the NIH payscale, funding participation in conferences, supporting additional training in workshops/bootcamps, and other similar activities. We want to provide complete training and career development, also including opportunities for presenting in seminars and conferences, teaching, mentoring, and developing K99/R00 and other NIH grants. We have been very successful in transitioning postdocs to faculty positions.

General Information

Location: Laboratory of Precision Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 722 W 168th St, New York, NY

Principal Investigator: Andrea Baccarelli, MD, Ph.D., Leon Hess Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

The two positions are:

  • Position #1: Postdoctoral Scientist in Environmental Epidemiology/Molecular Epidemiology
    • The Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Laboratory of Precision Environmental Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health looks forward to welcoming a new Postdoctoral Scientist to conduct research in Environmental Molecular Epidemiology. We are an innovative, highly productive lab that has generated over 200 publications in the past 5 years. We investigate molecular mechanisms and biomarkers that reflect the reprogramming of health and disease trajectories in response to environmental exposures. Our research focuses on epigenetics (DNA methylation, non-coding microRNAs), extracellular vesicle communication, environmental mitochondriomics and other emerging mechanisms in large environmental epidemiology studies.

      The postdoctoral scientist will work closely with Dr. Baccarelli and will be part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary team of environmental epidemiologists, environmental health scientists, computational scientists and wet-lab epigeneticists/molecular biologists. The postdoctoral scientist will have access to the resources and infrastructure available at the Mailman School of Public Health, including the Laboratory of Precision Environmental Health, the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, and collaborations with the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The lab supports formal training by funding participation in workshops and conferences, as well as for career development through opportunities for presenting in seminars and conferences, teaching, mentoring, and developing K99/R00 and other NIH grants. The Mailman School of Public Health is home to the SHARP Training – Skills for Health and Research Professionals that currently offers 13 Boot Camps and Workshops to which the lab trainees can have access. The Postdoctoral Scientist will lead epidemiology data analysis utilizing data generated by the lab to investigate molecular mechanisms and biomarkers activated by environmental exposures. They may conduct epidemiological analysis on the direct effects of environmental exposures on human health outcomes. They will also contribute to developing new projects on emerging environmental threats and biological mechanisms. Specifically, the postdoctoral fellow will work on large-scale investigations of molecular biomarkers and mechanisms as they relate to environmental exposures. This research opportunity emphasizes the statistical design and analysis of data in large environmental health and/or epidemiology investigations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in environmental epidemiology and/or molecular epidemiology. Individuals currently in wet lab positions will also be considered, provided they have solid data skills. Expertise with large omic data (e.g., epigenome-wide DNA methylation, RNA sequencing, metabolomics, genomics, etc.) is preferred, but not required. This position requires a willingness to work as part of a collaborative team. The candidate will be responsible for moving forward several projects within the lab, mentoring graduate students, and maintaining active collaborations with other labs and universities.

      Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Environmental Health, or alternatively, in other relevant disciplines with relevant previous work and interest in environmental epidemiology. Strong quantitative skills, practical experience working with epidemiology data, familiarity with the SAS and/or R statistical software packages and excellent oral communication and scientific writing are also necessary. Experience in molecular epidemiology, biomarker analyses, and/or ‘omics analyses is desirable.

    • https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3923

 

  • Position #2: Postdoctoral Scientist in Large-Scale Omics Research in Environmental Health
    • The Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Laboratory of Precision Environmental Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health looks forward to welcoming a new Postdoctoral Scientist to conduct research in Environmental Molecular Epidemiology. We are an innovative, highly productive lab

      that has generated over 200 publications in the past 5 years. We investigate molecular mechanisms and biomarkers that reflect the reprogramming of health and disease trajectories in response to environmental exposures. Our research focuses on epigenetics (DNA methylation, non-coding microRNAs), extracellular vesicle communication, environmental mitochondriomics and other emerging mechanisms in large environmental epidemiology studies.

      The postdoctoral scientist will work closely with Dr. Baccarelli and will be part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary team of environmental epidemiologists, environmental health scientists, computational scientists and wet-lab epigeneticists/molecular biologists. The postdoctoral scientist will have access to the resources and infrastructure available at the Mailman School of Public Health, including the Laboratory of Precision Environmental Health, the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, and collaborations with the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The lab supports formal training by funding participation in workshops and conferences, as well as for career development through opportunities for presenting in seminars and conferences, teaching, mentoring, and developing K99/R00 and other NIH grants. The Mailman School of Public Health is home to the SHARP Training – Skills for Health and Research Professionals that currently offers 13 Boot Camps and Workshops to which the lab trainees can have access. Specifically, the Postdoctoral Fellow will lead large-scale epidemiology projects utilizing high-dimensional and multi-omics data to investigate molecular mechanisms and biomarkers activated by environmental exposures. This research opportunity emphasizes the statistical designs and analysis of data in large environmental health and/or epidemiology investigations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in omic data analysis, bioinformatics or computational biology. Individuals who are interested in transitioning from wet lab positions into data research will also be considered, provided they have already robust data skills. Expertise with large omic data (e.g., epigenome-wide DNA methylation, RNA sequencing, metabolomics, genomics, etc.) is preferred, but not required. This position requires a willingness to work as part of a collaborative team. The candidate will be responsible for moving forward several projects within the lab, mentoring graduate students, and maintaining active collaborations with other labs and universities.

      Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in environmental health sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or related computationally-oriented sciences. Previous experience with omic data is required. Bioinformatics, computational biology and/or environmental health sciences experience preferred. Strong quantitative skills, practical experience working with epidemiology data, familiarity with the R statistical software packages and excellent oral communication and scientific writing are also necessary. Experience in environmental health sciences is desirable.

    • https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3926


Contact Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply using these links:

Position #1 https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3923

Position #2 https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3926

Application for All Open Positions: Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two sample publications, and the names/phone numbers of three people who could provide letters of reference by email to Ms. Lisa Hu, Project Coordinator, Laboratory of Precision Environmental Health: lh2736@cumc.columbia.edu. Applicants must specify for which position they are applying. The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.



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