The University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division Environmental Health Sciences seeks to hire a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in epidemiology with the particular focus on integrating exposure and/or genetic biomarkers related to environmental exposures, including tobacco smoke, into studies of under-served populations, including American Indian. This position will be a joint appointment with the Masonic Cancer Center and will complement and bridge the existing research programs in the Division and the Center that are focused on chemical carcinogenesis, development and application of biomarkers of exposure and effect, and assessing the risk of cancer due to lifestyle, occupational, and environmental carcinogen exposures. In addition, transdisciplinary collaboration with behavioral scientists, clinicians, and policy and regulatory researchers is expected
Required Qualifications: PhD or equivalent degree and at least one year of relevant postdoctoral training with advanced knowledge of epidemiologic methods and demonstrated experience with integrating biomarker and/or genetic based assessments in epidemiology and/or clinical trials, and experience conducting studies in vulnerable and/or under-served populations, including American Indian communities. We are seeking outstanding candidates with strong collaborative and interpersonal skills, along with effective oral and written communication skills that are essential for the purpose of: 1) working effectively in a trans-disciplinary team environment; 2) developing and submitting timely, research proposals to obtain extramural funding for cutting-edge research; 3) conducting and managing research studies; 4) publishing articles in professional journals; 5) conveying study results and recommendations to stakeholders and decision makers; 6) developing and presenting relevant courses and seminars.
Successful applicants are expected to develop an independent and sustainable scholarly research program, teach in the classroom and mentor graduate students, and participate in outreach and service. Demonstrated experience in preparing research grants, publishing in quality peer-reviewed journals, and presentations in relevant professional meetings is necessary.
Successful candidates are expected to participate in ongoing educational training programs related to environmental health sciences at the University of Minnesota. and collaborate with the faculty in the Division, the Masonic Cancer Center, and with other researchers at the University of Minnesota and nationally to participate in the development of a sustainable research program with a specific focus on genetic and molecular epidemiology in the context of health disparities.
Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of experience working on multidisciplinary teams. Demonstrated training history in biology, genetics, or related fields. Experience working as part of transdisciplinary research teams. Experience in interpreting research data in the context of policies and regulations. Evidence of graduate-level or other teaching experience
Internal Number: 330219
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