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The UM School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences has a Research Fellow posiiton available. The following items are required for consideration for this position: cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a mentor letter of support. The cover letter should be attached as the first page of your resume. Applicants are required to work with an ETEP mentor and a letter of support from the mentor must accompany the application materials. ETEP mentor list can be found here



Job Summary

Postdoctoral fellows are supported by the Environmental Toxicology and Epidemiology Program (ETEP), a NIH T32 training grant program, which focuses on helping students become independent researchers in the areas of toxicology and epidemiology. Research specialties of faculty include genetic, epigenetic, cell signaling, metabolic and oxidative stress mechanisms of toxicity with respect to reproductive, developmental, neural and immune systems, as well as research on cancer, metabolic disorders, micro- and nano-senor development, exposure assessment, epidemiology, and data science. 

Research fellows will design and conduct research in toxicology or epidemiology related to environmental health sciences. This includes generating, analysis and interpretation of environmental health data, preparation of manuscripts and other scholarly products. Research topics may be proposed by the fellow and should be aligned with interests of training program faculty. Areas of interest specifically included epigenetics, cell signaling, cancer research, human exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, metabolic disorders and data science.

This position is for one year, a second year is possible with sufficient progress shown and availability of funding. Applicants are considered on a rolling basis. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the training grant website to obtain more information

The University of Michigan provides an enriching environment that includes multiple centers and core facilities to ensure access to state of the art methodologies. 


- Research fellows will work under the mentorship of an ETEP faculty mentor to perform scholarly research with the ultimate goal of becoming an independent researcher.

- Participate in professional development opportunities, including an individual development program and assistance in organizing the annual Environmental Health Sciences Symposium held at the University of Michigan.

- Participate in the development of grants for future support, potentially with interdisciplinary collaboration with other researchers

Required Qualifications*

Required qualifications include a PhD, MD, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution at the time or appointment; be a US citizen, a noncitizen national of the United States (e.g. born in outlying posessions of the USA), or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the USA (e.g., possess a current Permanent Resident card)

Desired Qualifications*

Desired qualifications are to have completed coursework in epidemiology, toxicology or an allied area; demonstrate scholarly excellence through prior academic work, publications and conference presentations; possess excellent communication skills; have strong interests in ETEP areas of toxicology, epidemiology and data science.

Additional Information

We are seeking an exeperienced and dynamic employee with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.