The fellow will contribute to research on urban environmental exposures and population health as part of ongoing projects in the Institute for Population and Precision Health, the Chicago Center for Health and the Environment, and the Chicago Multiethnic Prevention and Surveillance Study. The fellow will lead analyses and manuscripts on a variety of  environmental health topics, with a focus on assessing exposure and health effects of air pollution. The successful candidate(s) will have strong methodological skills and an interest in environmental and chronic disease epidemiology, as well as health disparities.

Training opportunities

The postdoctoral fellow will work with two dedicated mentors (Drs. Habib Ahsan and Brisa Aschebrook-Kilfoy) in a supportive research environment. Training in epidemiologic methods, exposure science, environmental and chronic disease epidemiology, and manuscript/grant writing will be provided. In addition, the fellow will be encouraged to pursue career development activities, present at professional conferences, develop independent research projects, and apply for a K99/R00 or other research grants. The fellow will also have opportunities to contribute to large, multi-cohort collaborative studies as part of the ongoing IPPH research program.


Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent graduate degree in epidemiology, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, or related field. Programming and data management skills in SAS, R, or Stata as well as excellent writing skills are required. Additional desired qualifications include experience in environmental health research, biomarker-based research, air quality modeling and/or statistical approaches to assess exposure mixtures.

Additional details

The position is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension contingent upon satisfactory performance. The start date is flexible between fall of 2020 and summer 2021.

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