Employment Opportunities

Research Scientist - Environmental and Reproductive Epidemiology, Health Canada

Job Description

We are seeking a talented and motivated epidemiologist to join a vibrant research team in the Environmental Health Science and Research Bureau at Health Canada, who are working to understand how chemicals in our environment impact pregnancy, infant, and child health outcomes. The successful candidate will engage in studies designing, implementing, and analyzing environmental chemical exposure data associated with reproductive and child health outcomes.  The successful candidate will work with a diverse team of epidemiologists, statisticians, and clinicians from across Canada and the US and collaborate with external partners in academia, other government departments and agencies.

Health Canada is responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.  Research and applied science are used to help develop the department's policies and programs. The work of our scientists and researchers helps influence decisions about diseases, hazardous substances, food and drugs, consumer products, tobacco and much more.  This is an exciting opportunity for a strong candidate to work with dedicated team in a supportive research environment.


Applicants should hold a PhD or employer-approved alternative* degree from a recognized university in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, or related field with strong methodological and statistical skills.  Programming and data management skills in SAS and/or R, as well as excellent writing skills are required.

*The employer-approved alternative is an acceptable master's or bachelor's degree coupled with acceptable research, training and experience. The degree must be from a recognized university and in scientific fields and specialties related to the duties of the position. The training and experience must clearly demonstrate the ability to do personal research of doctoral degree calibre.

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply at this website:


Associate/Full Professor, University of Arizona Environmental Health Sciences

The Department of Community, Environment and Policy in the Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona is recruiting for a faculty position at the Full or Associate Professor level. With renewed emphasis on environmental science and health research, this is an exciting time and unique opportunity to join the University of Arizona faculty. 

The position announcement and information about how to apply can be found here: (Job F21906). 

PhD Student in Understanding and reducing global health inequalities

Overview: globally, there are  stark health inequalities between people from different socio-economic groups. For example, in the UK people from the most deprived neighbourhoods live 9 years less than those from the most affluent; there is a 25 year gap in life expectancy between poor and rich residents of New Orleans, USA; and in low and middle income countries, infant mortality rates are more than 7 times higher in the least educated groups compared to the most educated. Research has indicated that it is the political, social and economic factors embedded in societal structures that are the key drivers of these inequalities in health.

As part of the CHAIN - Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research and working closely with international academic and policy collaborators, this Masters and PhD in Global Health Inequalities will use quantitative data to examine how we can better understand and reduce health inequalities – globally.

Examples of potential projects include examining: trends in health inequalities in South Africa; inequalities in cancer outcomes in low and middle income countries; the effects of long term political and economic changes on health inequalities in different countries. The exact PhD question will be agreed by the student and supervisors together.

Posting can be found at:

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Environmental Health Science, Columbia University

The Laboratory of Precision Environmental Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health invites highly motivated candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position. Funding is guaranteed for 2 years. The candidate will lead environmental epidemiology projects emphasizing data analysis of deep sequencing data, as well as the development and application of novel epigenetics tools and methods to human environmental health studies. In particular, s/he will lead projects utilizing next generation sequencing methods to uncover genetic and epigenetic variations linked to environmental exposures.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Reproductive Epidemiology

We are seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join a vibrant research team in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health working to understand how the environment impacts fertility, pregnancy, and child health outcomes. The successful candidate will engage in studies designing, implementing, and analyzing environmental exposure data on a multitude of adverse reproductive health outcomes using a well-established cohort.

Interested candidates should send a letter describing their research interests, a curriculum vitae with bibliography, and copies of 1-2 recent publications to:

Carmen Messerlian, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health
665 Huntington Avenue
Building 1, 1310C
Boston, MA, 02115

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Cancer Outcomes Research, Yale School of Public Health

The Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Cancer Center seek to hire a tenure-track faculty member in cancer outcomes research in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology or the Department of Health Policy and Management.  Academic rank will be based on qualifications and experience.  Applicants with a research interest in quality of cancer care, comparative effectiveness of treatments and interventions across the cancer continuum, measurement of patient reported outcomes (PRO), cost-effectiveness analysis of cancer care, and/or social and policy factors that affect cancer outcomes are especially encouraged to apply.  

The successful candidate would be a core faculty member of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale ( COPPER is a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians, investigators, and statisticians that maintains a robust portfolio of externally funded projects, and has access to extensive data support infrastructure. The successful candidate can take advantage of a number of resources, including those available through COPPER,  the NCI-designated Yale Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program ( and relevant departments of the Yale School of Public Health ( Additionally, the State of Connecticut has been a SEER site since 1973 and there is an opportunity to conduct statewide population-based cancer research. 

In addition to teaching and advising masters and doctoral students, the selected candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program.

Job posting can be found at:

Full Time Faculty Position, Environmental Health Department, Boston University School of Public Health


The Department of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) is seeking applicants to join a dynamic, collaborative, and forward-thinking community of researchers and educators. This is an open-rank recruitment. The successful candidates will join a well-established department with 20 primary faculty members and existing strengths including urban health in the context of climate change, analyses of exposures to and health effects of complex mixtures of chemical and non-chemical stressors, solutions-oriented research across multiple environmental health sub-disciplines, and community-engaged research.


The Department of Environmental Health believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice, and the School of Public Health takes the University’s commitment even further with its own detailed plan for fostering a diverse and inclusive community. We are eager to have join our ranks colleagues who support our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive.


Candidates for this position must have a doctorate in environmental health sciences or a related/adjacent field, and should demonstrate a track record of independent and collaborative research and extramural funding consistent with rank and experience. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in both independent and collaborative research, participate in teaching and mentoring of master’s and doctoral students, and provide service to the department, university, and the profession. We especially welcome applicants who are collaborative, passionate about environmental justice, and strong communicators. This search is not focused on a specific area of environmental health. However, topics of special interest to us include climate and health, data science and analytic methods for “big data”, high-resolution or personalized exposure assessment, and evaluation of the human health effects of chemicals in consumer products.


Interested candidates are invited to submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that describes how your interests fit within the mission of the Department of Environmental Health, and how you will contribute to our goals to improve the health and well-being of communities and to engender a more inclusive and diverse department and school. Materials should be submitted via AcademicJobsOnline. Application review will begin by March 31, 2019, with interviews throughout the spring and early summer. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.



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