Postdoctoral Fellowship in Urban and Environmental Epidemiology

The IPPH offers postdoctoral fellowships on a continuous basis. Fellows contribute to research on urban environmental exposures and population health as part of ongoing projects such as the Chicago Multiethnic Prevention and Surveillance Study (COMPASS). Fellows also lead analysis and manuscript production on a variety of  environmental health topics, with a focus on chronic disease and assessing exposure and health effects of air pollution. Successful candidates will have strong methodological skills and an interest in environmental and chronic disease epidemiology, as well as health disparities.

Postdoctoral fellows work with two dedicated mentors (Drs. Habib Ahsan and Brisa Aschebrook-Kilfoy) in a dynamic, multidisciplinary research environment where they receive training in epidemiologic methods, exposure science, environmental and chronic disease epidemiology, and manuscript/grant writing. Fellows are encouraged to pursue career development activities, present at professional conferences, develop independent research projects, and apply for a K99/R00 or other research grants.

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, Stata, or Python as well as strong 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.

The fellowship is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension contingent upon satisfactory performance. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with autumn and spring start dates.

To apply, please contact Julie Erdmann, Program Manager: juliee@bsd.uchicago.edu