Postdoctoral Associate (Public Health Sciences)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-09
Req: R100041324
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About This Position

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS), Division of Environment and Public Health is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work across two federal- and state-funded research projects in the field of environmental and occupational health. This position is to train future leaders in environmental and occupational health sciences and give trainees contemporary research skills and cutting-edge knowledge to support analytic and applied field data collection in the firefighter work environment. Under the direction of Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez, this position will advance the field of environmental and occupational health sciences especially firefighter health and safety.

Dr. Caban-Martinez lab is focused on applied epidemiology and exposure assessment, in particular assessment of work-related exposures that inform the design of firefighter work environment interventions. The Postdoctoral Associate will work on projects addressing the associations between occupational exposures and cancer outcomes. Experience with industrial hygiene and/or biological markers such as epigenetic are preferred. The successful candidate is a critical thinker that would collect and conduct data analysis and prepare manuscripts for each of the two projects with the support and guidance of Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez. The position is funded for 1 year with a possibility for renewal. Postdoctorals with a long-term interest in developing an independent program of research in environmental and occupational sciences are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a science related field. Must have excellent communication skills, oral and written. Must be detail oriented. Skilled at both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Able to work on transdisciplinary teams. Strong analytical skills with the ability to convey information effectively. Proficient in Microsoft Office software (e.g., Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Proficient in a statistical package (e.g., SAS, SPSS, STATA, and NVivo). Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

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Posted: 10/10/2020
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