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Postdoctoral Fellow

Apply now Job no: 500834
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health

Job Summary

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH), in the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, is recruiting for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in climate epidemiology and children's health to focus on climate-related exposures (e.g., ozone, extreme temperature), children’s health, and community assets/ resilience.

This position is supported by both an NIH R01 and EPA STAR collaborative grants, in collaboration with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, aimed at identifying community assets which may ameliorate impacts of climate-related exposures on child health. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will contribute to early stages of study implementation, collaboration with community leaders, identification and analysis of community asset indicators in geographic information systems (GIS), epidemiologic analysis of large statewide hospital-based datasets, and communication of study results to government, clinicians, and community leaders in Upstate New York.

Applicants should have substantial experience in air pollution epidemiology, familiarity with air pollution exposure science, and experience in GIS. The successful applicant should also have experience in statistical modeling using SAS or R, a strong interest in a career in environmental health research, and strong interpersonal and communications skills.

Essential Functions

  • Design and implement epidemiologic analyses.
  • Identify and process GIS-based community data, and regulatory air monitoring data.
  • Draft manuscripts, abstracts.
  • Deliver scientific presentations.
  • Interact with community advisory and incorporate input into study design.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or Doctorate in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Statistics or Toxicology
  • 0-2 years’ research in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Statistics or Toxicology
  • Experience with GIS
  • Experience in statistical modeling using SAS or R

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Lifting demands ≤ 25lbs


University City – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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