The UM School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences has three Research Fellow positions available. The following items are required for consideration for this position: cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a mentor letter of support. The cover letter should be attached as the first page of your resume. Applicants are required to work with an ETEP mentor. A letter of support from the mentor must accompany the application materials. The ETEP mentor list can be found here: https://sph.umich.edu/ehs/etep/faculty.html
Postdoctoral fellows are supported by the Environmental Toxicology and Epidemiology Program (ETEP), a NIH T32 training grant program that focuses on helping students become independent researchers in the areas of environmental toxicology and epidemiology. Research specialties of faculty are diverse, and include genetic, epigenetic, cell signaling, metabolic and oxidative stress mechanisms of toxicity with respect to reproductive, developmental, neurological and immunological systems. Additional research specialties include cancer, metabolic disorders, sensor development and application, exposome and exposure assessment, epidemiology, and data science.
Research fellows will design and conduct research in the environmental health sciences related to toxicology and epidemiology. This includes generating, analyzing and interpretating environmental health data, and preparing manuscripts and other scholarly products. Research topics can be proposed by the fellow and should be aligned with interests of training program faculty. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, epigenetics, cell signaling, cancer research, human exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, metabolic disorders and data science.
These positions are funded one year at a time and typically renewed for a second year based on progress and availability of funding. Applicants are considered on a rolling basis. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the training grant website to obtain more information https://sph.umich.edu/ehs/etep/ and to contact potential mentors.
The University of Michigan is a leading research and teaching university that provides numerous and high quality research and training opportunities with numerous centers and state-of-the-art facilities. Ann Arbor is consistently ranked among the nation's top university environments and offers diverse opportunities for individuals and families.
- Fellows will work under the mentorship of an ETEP faculty mentor to perform scholarly research with the ultimate goal of becoming an independent researcher.
- Fellows will participate in professional development opportunities, including an individual development program and assistance in organizing the annual Environmental Health Sciences Symposium held at the University of Michigan.
- Fellows will participate in the development of research grants, potentially with interdisciplinary collaboration with other researchers.
Required qualifications include a PhD, MD, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution at the time of appointment; be a US citizen, a noncitizen national of the United States (e.g. born in outlying posessions of the USA), or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the USA (e.g., possess a current Permanent Resident card).
Desired qualifications include completion of coursework in the environmental health sciences, epidemiology, toxicology or an allied area; demonstration of scholarly excellence through prior academic work, publications and conference presentations; excellent communication skills; and strong interests in areas of toxicology, epidemiology and/or data science.
We are seeking a research scholars who are committed to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.