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Employer: Dept. of Epi, Brown Univ, SPH
Located in: Providence, Rhode Island
Degree Required: PhD
The research team led by Dr. Joseph M. Braun, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, is hiring a full-time postdoctoral research associate (PDRA). Our active and collegial research group studies the health consequences and determinants of environmental chemical exposures before conception and during pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and adolescence. We focus on prevalent childhood disorders including obesity, cardiometabolic disease, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Currently, we are addressing these research questions using three prospective cohort studies in North America (HOME, MIREC, and PEACE Studies), as well as the NIH-funded Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Study. All these studies enrolled parents and children before conception or during pregnancy and follow-up continues as children transition into adolescence. We use advanced biostatistical tools to study periods of heightened susceptibility, chemical mixtures, and the exposome. We have incorporated novel biomarkers and phenotypic measures into our cohorts, including metabolomics, epigenetics, and neuroimaging (MRI/fMRI). Currently our group includes one research-track faculty member, two postdoctoral research associates, two doctoral students, two master’s students, and two biostatisticians.
The chosen PDRA would actively contribute to and lead several research projects, including investigations examining the potential impact of environmental chemical exposures on childhood cardiometabolic health and relations of environmental chemicals with leukocyte DNA methylation, metabolome features, and brain structure, organization, and function (MRI/fMRI). The PDRA would have the opportunity to develop their own independent research projects using existing data and would receive additional experience and mentorship with grant writing, including K career development awards or R-series grants. Additional opportunities include collaboration with the Brown University Superfund Research Program and chance to travel to national/international meetings to present scientific results.
The chosen candidate should have: PhD-level training in epidemiology or another population-based science, substantial experience conducting statistical analyses in R/SAS, excellent writing skills, and ideally experience working with DNA methylation, metabolomic, or neuroimaging data. The commitment for this position is 2-3 years, contingent upon performance.
Applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter addressing the reasons for their interest in the position through Interfolio at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/64143.
Brown University is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds including racial/ethnic and sexual/gender minorities. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
Posted on 06/14/2019
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