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Postdoctoral Trainee

Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Posting Information

Position Title

Postdoctoral Trainee

Vacancy ID



Epidemiology - 463501

Position Type

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range

Dependent on Qualifications


Full Time

If part-time, hours per week



Proposed Start Date

Estimated Duration of Appointment

12 Months

Posting Open Date


Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled


Work Location

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary

We are seeking a candidate with doctoral training in an environmental health-related discipline such as exposure assessment, molecular or computational toxicology and biology, environmental chemistry, statistics, bioinformatics, geography, or epidemiology for an NIEHS funded T32 postdoctoral fellowship in Environmental Epidemiology. One postdoc position is available. The initial appointment period is 1 year with a maximum of 2 years of support. This fellowship is part of a robust training program, encompassing epidemiology, biostatistics and environmental sciences and affords the fellow the opportunity to pursue mentored research in their areas of interest. Fellows are encouraged to collaborate with UNC Investigators as well as adjunct training faculty at the NIEHS and EPA. This training program will prepare environmental health scientists to be future leaders in environmental health science collaborations.

The UNC Department of Epidemiology has a number of ongoing environmentally focused research projects, including projects focused on pregnancy and neurodevelopmental outcomes, as well as adult-onset chronic diseases. Environmental epidemiology faculty in the UNC Department of Epidemiology have expertise in children's environmental health, radiation, the built environment, disaster epidemiology, pesticide exposure, endocrine disruptors, air pollution, and GIS, as well as other areas. Training grant faculty and existing research ongoing in our department may be viewed here: http://sph.unc.edu/epid/epidemiology-research/environmentaloccupational-epidemiology-research/

Educational Requirements

The typical post-doctoral trainee will have completed highly relevant doctoral training in an environmental health-related discipline such as exposure assessment, molecular or computational toxicology and biology, environmental chemistry, statistics, bioinformatics, geography, or epidemiology and have been awarded a Ph.D. or its equivalent.

Qualifications and Experience

Due to Federally-mandated funding restrictions, the post-doctoral trainee
MUST be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Applicants should demonstrate an excellent academic record. Programming skills are required. Relevant work experience preferred.

We seek individuals with high energy, creativity, curiosity, attention to accuracy, and the ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

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1. In addition to completing the application on-line and uploading documents, please send an application packet containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, writing samples (published or unpublished), to Dr. Stephanie Engel (Stephanie.Engel@unc.edu) (put "T32 postdoc" in subject line). Cover letter should address desired area of research focus during the postdoctoral period.

2. Also, send two letters of reference, including one from the dissertation advisor, to Dr. Stephanie Engel by email at Stephanie.Engel@unc.edu.

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Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Department Contact Name and Title

Sharon Sullvian, HR Consultant

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Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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