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28 July 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental (Epi)Genomics
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia


The Laboratory of Environmental Genomics, in the Department of Environmental Health (www.sph.emory.edu/eh) at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (PI: Carmen Marsit) invites highly qualified and motivated applicants to a Postdoctoral Fellow position in environmental epigenomics. The laboratory is currently investigating the influence of the environment on the human epigenome and the health ramification of these alterations. Specifically, the fellow will work on research projects focused on the collection, analysis and interpretation of genome-wide epigenetic data including DNA methylation, imprinted gene expression, whole transcriptome sequencing, and miRNA expression, obtained in epidemiologic investigations and/or from experimental studies. Opportunities for the fellow to apply for independent funding will be available and encouraged.

The laboratory is part of the Emory HERCULES Center for Exposome Research and the Winship Cancer Center at Emory, and participates in multiple NIEHS Children’s Environmental Health Centers as well as in a number of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) related projects. The resources and collaborators in these programs will also be available to the postdoctoral associate.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Environmental Health, Toxicology, Epidemiology, Statistics/Biostatistics, or other relevant disciplines.  Strong quantitative skills are necessary. Specific experiences in using the R programming environment is essential, and work with genomics or epigenomics data is desirable. In addition, candidates should have excellent scientific writing and strong oral communications skills, as well as the ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and collegially with colleagues.

The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and if funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years. To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interests, curriculum vitae, and names of at least 3 individuals who can provide a recommendation. The anticipated start date is summer/fall 2017. More information and the application is available here.

Questions can be addressed to Dr. Carmen Marsit, carmen.j.marsit@emory.edu, Dept. of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Expires on: 30 September 2017

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