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Research Scientist and Postdoctoral positions at Brown University

Brown University is seeking a Research Scientist and Postdoc to study patterns, determinants, and health effects of environmental chemical exposures with an emphasis on PFAS and mixtures. These positions have two years of funding, with the potential to continue if funds are available.

These persons would collaborate on projects related to environmental pollutants, children's health, and metabolomics. They would have the opportunity to work on grant development, supervise students, and independently lead projects. This Research Scientist position would be ideal for a talented postdoc who wants to continue working in academia without the pressure of having to obtain their own funding.

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NIEHS Postdoctoral Position:  Informatics in Toxicology & Environmental Health

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeks a postdoctoral trainee who wants to build their career in toxicological sciences to better understand how factors in our environment may impact our health. This postdoctoral fellowship will provide experience in both the Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) and the Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT). The research focus for the postdoctoral position will be on advancing informatics approaches in toxicology and environmental health through an evidence mapping project on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The postdoctoral position is available in the Integrative Health Assessment Branch (IHAB) in DNTP at NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Although the postdoctoral fellowship will be housed in DNTP, this is a cross-divisional NIEHS position that will be mentored by NIEHS staff from both IHAB in DNTP and the Genes, Environment and Health Branch (GEHB) in DERT. Please see the attached announcement for more detailed information about the postdoctoral position and relevant planned activities.

We appreciate your help publicizing the position. If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Andy Rooney  ( or Dr. Cindy Lawler (

Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Oklahoma

The Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  This is a state-funded 12-month position located at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.  Candidates for this position must have a doctoral degree (Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, or Doctor of Public Health) in environmental health, environmental microbiology, industrial hygiene, environmental science, or a closely related discipline such as toxicology, chemistry, biology, or physics; a record of publications in peer-reviewed national or international scholarly journals; and evidence of potential to obtain extramural funding.

For more details, please see the complete announcement for the position at

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, diversity and inclusion statement, and three references with contact information should be sent via e-mail to

Faculty Positions – University of Washington

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in fall 2022. The successful candidate should have expertise in occupational health and safety, environmental epidemiology, or toxicology. A minimum of a Ph.D., M.D., or other appropriate terminal degree in a relevant field is required.

Staff Scientist, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

NIEHS is seeking a Title 42 (g) Staff Scientist in the Report on Carcinogens (RoC) Group of the Integrative Health Assessment Branch (IHAB). A Staff Scientist is an NIH employee generally appointed to a time-limited, renewable position to support the long-term projects of a research program. Staff Scientists often work with minimal supervision and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the organization's work. They do not receive independent resources. 

NIEHS are seeking a health scientist with epidemiological expertise to conduct cancer hazard evaluations of environmental exposures and lead or support IHAB research and literature-based assessments that inform policy decisions and public health practices. Using systematic review methods, these evaluations integrate the evidence from published studies of human and animal cancer, human exposure, and mechanisms of action information, reflecting the growing complexity of environmental science. A systematic review uses structured, transparent, and documented methods to identify, assess, and integrate the evidence across similar types of studies to answer a specific question, e.g., what is the strength of evidence that a substance causes cancer?

The Staff Scientist will also provide epidemiology expertise for branch and cross-DNTP activities. Examples of IHAB activities include providing input for systematic reviews of cancer and non-cancer effects evaluations, developing, and improving systematic review methods and tools, analyzing data from epidemiological studies, and conducting analysis and research related to translation and communication of NTP toxicology projects to humans. The incumbent will also have opportunities to interact with NIEHS’s Epidemiology Branch.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have (1) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree (e.g., D.P.H., M.D., Sc.D.) in a scientific field relevant to health effects evaluations (such as epidemiology, environmental health science, or public health), (2) documented experience in conducting literature-based assessments of environmental and occupational epidemiology studies, especially cancer studies, using systematic review methods (e.g., critically evaluating study quality and integrating evidence using a transparent framework), as evident through demonstrated experience or preparation of health hazard assessment reports, and (3) an established track record of peer-reviewed publications (e.g., government reports, journal publications) related to relevant environmental health topics such as environmental, occupational, molecular epidemiology studies, systematic reviews of epidemiology studies, cancer health assessments, or risk assessment.  Knowledge of environmental health policy and experience, service on interagency, national, or other health-related working groups, and demonstrated ability to innovate and work in a collaborative environment are desired.

How to apply: To submit a complete application package, interested candidates must submit their full curriculum vitae including bibliography and a 3-4-page statement of research experience and interest as ONE (1) combined PDF to Ms. Bonnie Earnhardt at Please include vacancy number NR132 and your name in the subject line of your email submission. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women or persons from other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. In addition, applicants must arrange to have at least three (3) referees send letters of recommendation to Letters should be on official letterhead and signed. Please be sure that referees include your name and vacancy number NR132 in the subject line of their email. For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Ruth Lunn at Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2022.

Toxicologist Specialist Position Open at NCI

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Toxicology and Pharmacology Branch is seeking a candidate with a Bachelors, Masters, and/or Doctoral degree in the field of toxicology, or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that includes at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.

The candidate will be responsible for designing segments of toxicology projects and/or studies to support the development of new drugs or biologics; coordinating and evaluating tasks associated with toxicology studies; presenting scientific findings to internal and external stakeholders; and serving as a technical consultant in the area of toxicology.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Grade and salary are dependent upon experience. Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of toxicology research activities as relates to new drug development is required.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and full contact information for three references to: Elizabeth R. Glaze, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Chief, TPB, DTP, DCTD, at:

Full Professor and Department Chair

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

The Department Chair and Professor will oversee all aspects of EHS academic and administrative operations. In addition to maintaining a strong research program in their chosen area, the Chair will provide departmental leadership and vision that advances excellence in teaching and learning, research and outreach. The Chair represents and advocates for the department at the school, university and community levels. The Chair holds overall responsibility for managing the department, maintaining department budgets, fostering faculty development and a positive department climate, and working with campus and external partners on a variety of initiatives related to the departmental and School of Public Health and Health Sciences strategic goals.

Principle responsibilities will include supporting the teaching, research, and outreach activities of the department’s faculty, and managing the department’s personnel and budget. In addition, the Chair will also teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in public health and environmental health sciences, advise graduate students enrolled in MS, MPH and PhD programs, contribute to university service, and maintain a scholarly research program. Candidates are expected to have and/or obtain competitive research funding and engage in collaborative research with faculty from the department, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, other departments on campus, the University's Medical School, and/or Baystate Medical Center.

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Chair & Professor of Climate, Infectious Diseases and Pandemic Science

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is accepting applications for the position of Tenured Professor & Department Chair in Climate, Infectious Diseases and Pandemic Science in the Department currently known as Infectious Diseases & Microbiology (IDM). Founded in 1948, Pitt Public Health spans seven academic departments, with nearly 650 students and 500 combined faculty and staff.

Currently known as Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, the Chair will contribute directly to a reimagined and renamed Department focused on improving population health around the globe through the prevention and control of infectious diseases. This position will build on a strong Department foundation in infectious diseases research, education, and practice by driving broad collaboration on sustainability, preparedness, and pandemic science across the research continuum—from bench and clinical to population and community health. The Chair will also lead the transdisciplinary faculty, staff, and students into a new era of discovery, encompassing pandemic science, climate and health, One Health, and global health, bringing a dynamic vision of the importance of global public health in the 21st century.

Additional information about this position (requisition #21006261) is available via the application portal using at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest that addresses motivation to apply and summarizes professional accomplishments, a 1-page Diversity Equity and Inclusion effort and vision statement, curriculum vitae and contact information for three referees. Candidates from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.