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Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Pathology / Toxicology (EP/T)


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School / Campus / College: School of Public Health

Organization: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Pathology / Toxicology (EP/T)


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EP/T Postdoctoral - Fellow Position Description

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health is recruiting Postdoctoral - Fellow Trainees.  These appointments are part of the NIEHS-funded training grant: Environmental Pathology / Toxicology (EP/T) (NIEHS; T32ES007032). 

The purpose of the EP/T program is to train pre- and postdoctoral trainees to become successful independent scientists who are well equipped to respond to the environmental health research needs of the US in the coming generations.

Our Training Program builds on a long-standing and successful collaboration between the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Genome Sciences in the School of Medicine and the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the School of Public Health. We utilize the successful approach of organizing our EP/T Training Program Faculty into five Research Clusters. These include: 1) Exposure Science and Translational Research; 2) Neurologic, Reproductive and Developmental Disorders; 3) Cardiorespiratory Diseases; 4) Molecular Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis, and 5) GI, Liver, Kidney Diseases and the Environmental Microbiome.

As an enthusiastic, independent, Postdoctoral - Fellow researcher, you will have the opportunity to choose from among our faculty of researchers - a dynamic group of physicians and scientists who represent the breadth of NIEHS-funded research at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, WA.

The strengths of the UW converge to create an environment that makes our EP/T Training Program powerful, nimble, and truly unique. These include:

    • Outstanding research programs, infrastructure, and resources
    • High caliber and productive faculty
    • Decades-long commitment of our Training Program to mentor new environmental health scientists
    • Interactive and uniquely interdisciplinary nature that draws on strengths and commitment in both the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health

Seattle is an exciting, culturally diverse major West Coast city with lush evergreen trees, parks, and waterfronts. The "Emerald City" is ranked among America's best places to live and work.

This is a grant-funded, 12-month stipend appointment and is potentially renewable for up to two years provided funding availability and performance. Stipend will be based on current NRSA post-doctoral stipend levels.  Postdoctoral trainees are covered by the UAW 4121 union and are eligible for most benefits (medical, dental, vision). Postdoctoral Scholar Fellows (stipend appointments) are not eligible for retirement benefits.  For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.

Postdoctoral trainees will be subject to a payback service or monetary requirement.  A postdoctoral trainee who is on the training grant for 12 months may meet the payback requirement by remaining on the grant for another 12 months (if offered by the EP/T director). A complete overview can be found here:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/HTML5/section_11/11_ruth_l._kirschstein_national_research_service_awards.htm

The UW School of Public Health is committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to our mission, and we welcome applications from scholars who have demonstrated research, training and service experience in this area. For more information, please see the following website: http://sph.washington.edu/diversity/.

Qualifications

 

  • PhD, MD in Environmental Health, Genome Sciences, or Pathology.
  • By NIH regulations, an EP/T trainee must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. He or she may not hold another federal training grant appointment at the same time.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary research team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Instructions

Applicants must contact the faculty members(s) with whom they are interested in working and secure an invitation to join the lab (which may be contingent on acceptance into the Environmental Pathology/Toxicology Training Program) prior to submitting an application to the Training Grant. A letter of recommendation from your proposed research mentor is part of the training grant application. 

Applicant scoring criteria include project relevance, quality of the proposed research plan, letters of recommendation, and applicant qualifications. Funding is at standard NIH stipend levels.

Please submit the following materials via Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/103408:

  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • Application form
  • Half Page summary (instructions are on the application form)
  • Names and contact information of three (3) professional references
  • A letter of recommendation from your proposed UW research mentor
  • A cover letter that describes research interests

If you have any questions, please email the EP/T Coordinator at saucier@uw.edu.

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