Job Posting: Postdoctoral Associate Complex Environmental Exposures

Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity

Position Summary

The University at Buffalo Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity (CGHE) invites outstanding candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in complex environmental exposures .

CGHE is seeking a postdoctoral associate whose research aims to understand the patterns, predictors and consequences of complex environmental exposures in the global context. The candidate will join the Early Life Exposome project, and develop a research portfolio working under the guidance of faculty mentor Dr. Katarzyna Kordas, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the School of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. Kordas has a research program in Montevideo, Uruguay that intersects environmental and social determinants, and nutrition with the goal of understanding their interactions and effects on child health. Her group consists of numerous MS and PhD students, in addition to international collaborators. Most recent publications from the group focus on diet-metal interactions, and exposure to low-level metals, mixtures, and their effects child growth, cognition, and behavior.

In this position, you will:
• Conduct and publish independent research, and publish original research on complex exposures, including chemical, natural, built, social environment and their interactions.
• Contribute expertise to existing international and U.S.-based datasets.
• Collaborate with faculty aligned with the Early Life Exposome project in the Community for Global Health Equity.
• Develop research proposals.
• Collaborate with international studies or cohorts at other institutions.

Eligibility Requirements

 A doctorate in the following or related fields: environmental, nutritional or social epidemiology, bioinformatics, or geography.
• Dissertation and research interests should be related to measuring and understanding multiple environmental exposures and their effects on health in low-resource communities.
• Experience in conducting interdisciplinary research in low-resource communities in the U.S. or globally.
• Ability to deal with large quantity of data.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems is welcome.
• Experience with supervision of graduate student research will be helpful.
• Candidates interested in understanding the links between environmental exposures and social and health equity are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary Range

$42,000 - $47,000

Required Documents

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Diversity Statement
Disseration Chapter
Contact Information for References

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University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.