(Posted September 7, 2022)
The University of Southern California (USC) is launching a unique, high-visibility postdoctoral fellowship program as part of the USC campus-wide initiative on Sustainability. The program aims to accelerate sustainability research; train future leaders in academia, government and non-governmental organizations, and industry; and support discovery, evaluation, and implementation of innovative solutions to sustainability problems.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship
This postdoctoral fellowship seeks to advance the capacities of early-career scholars and researchers to conduct interdisciplinary research on sustainability problems. An interdisciplinary and diverse cohort of fellows will address challenges in one or more of the following areas:
- human health and well-being;
- infrastructure and the built environment;
- natural environment and ecosystem services;
- communications, policy, and institutions;
- risk analysis and economic impacts.
Each fellow will be mentored by two or more USC faculty members from different disciplines. In addition to their primary affiliation with their chosen research groups, each fellow will dedicate ~20% of their time to programmatic activities with their cohort and other members of the campus sustainability community. Activities include seminars, weekly ‘coffee hours’, an annual retreat, and other team and knowledge-building opportunities.
The fellowships are typically 2-year appointments, with an anticipated start date between January and August 2023, and the potential of applying for a 3rd year as appropriate. Fellows will receive an annual salary of $75-80k (depending on stage of training), up to $3k for relocation expenses, a competitive benefits package, and $7k per year for research expenses, conference travel, and publication costs.
Here is the link to apply for the position:
Environmental Health Positions in Michigan
(Posted January 3, 2018)
Exciting opportunities to join the Public Health Division at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. We are seeking a broad range of public health professionals to complement our current faculty conducting community-engaged public health research. We hope to hire 4-6 additional faculty in the coming year for 9-month and 12-month appointments. To build academic expertise that is optimally responsive to the public health needs of the Flint community, the program seeks candidates in the following areas: 1) implementation and/or health policy research; 2) prevention research and/or work with families across the life span; and 3) intervention and health services research. Identified areas of need include research to address substance abuse, mental health, smoking, obesity, maternal and child health, chronic diseases, health disparities, sexually transmitted infections, access to care, and social and built environmental determinants of health including violence, safety, education, poverty, and unemployment. In the context of recent challenges in Flint, there is also interest in expertise related to adverse childhood experiences /toxic stress mitigation, developmental neuroscience, nutrition, environmental health, community readiness, or related topics under the recently-launched Pediatric Public Health Initiative. We seek researchers who are, or soon will be, R01-level principal investigators with a commitment to the health and well-being of underserved populations and communities. While based in Flint, faculty will have unlimited opportunities to collaborate across multiple disciplines at MSU and with health care and health system leaders to improve health and advance the delivery of care across diverse populations.
Job postings can be found at:
http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/494749/professor (12-month, ad #4069)
http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/494757/professor (9-month, ad #4083)
Children are essential to our future and the continuation of human life. Children around the world are confronted by multiple environmental threats to health, including toxins, air pollution, psychosocial stress, and climate change. Infants and children are often exquisitely vulnerable to these threats; exposures during critical windows of vulnerability have been associated with a wide range of childhood diseases. Early life exposures can also increase the risk of chronic diseases in adulthood.