Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health — Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington

Indiana University at Bloomington

United States

October 1, 2021

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Title Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health — Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington

Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track Department IU Bloomington Environmental and Occupational Health Position Summary

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, under the direction of Dr. Patricia Silveyra. This is a school-funded position for two years, potentially renewable for up to two more years. The position includes benefits and compensation is congruent with NIH stipend levels. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, but applications received by 1 October 2021 will be given full consideration, and the search will remain open until suitable candidate is found. The earliest anticipated start date is November 1st, 2021.

The postdoctoral fellow will join a multi-disciplinary team in Bloomington, Indiana, of toxicologists, physiologists, biologists, epidemiologists, and chemists to work on a unique set of projects combining bench research using animal and cell models to study lung disease and untangle the influence of air pollution exposure on human health. The research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and Indiana University. The primary goal of these projects is to unveil the contributions of sex hormones and sex chromosomes to asthma and air pollution exposure effects. The projects include conducting exposure experiments in mice and cells and determining physiological and molecular effects. The ultimate goal is to discover new prevention strategies to protect men and women from air pollution negative effects, as well as personalized therapeutics for lung disease.

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be expected to lead studies and generate new knowledge that is congruent with the overall goals of the laboratory. This includes designing experiments, analyzing data, and generating peer-reviewed publications. Resources are available for travel to scientific meetings, and formal training is available with regards to grant writing, research ethics, rigor and reproducibility, and research management. There will also be opportunities to develop independent research interests, write independent research proposals, and to gain expertise in toxicology, lung physiology, molecular biology, lung immunology, and epidemiology.

Basic Qualifications

The postdoctoral fellow position requires a PhD in environmental science, physiology, immunology, toxicology, genetics, molecular biology, or a related scientific field by the time of appointment. Candidates should possess strong scientific writing, project management, and statistical analysis skills.

Department Contact for Questions

Application Procedure

Provide CV, cover letter summarizing research interests and fit for position, writing sample, and a list of three references. Interested candidates should submit applications at: https: // indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions pertaining to the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to dwarcher@iu.edu. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Silveyra at psilveyr@iu.edu.

About Us

Dr. Patricia Silveyra's research group (https:// silveyralab.com/) seeks to understand the mechanisms underlying sex differences in lung disease outcomes, and on the role of sex hormones in the control of air pollution-induced lung inflammation. Students and post-doctoral scholars in the group use a variety of experimental models to understand the differential effects of environmental exposures in males and females. The team examines sex-specific mechanisms of lung inflammation based on accumulating evidence reporting sex and gender differences in lung disease susceptibility, and disparities in the efficacy of available treatments.

Institutional Environment

Located on the flagship campus of the Indiana University System, IU School of Public Health‐Bloomington has over 200 faculty in five departments. Indiana University is classified as an R1-Highest Research Activity university, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and boasts numerous resources. IU School of Public Health‐Bloomington combines aspects of a traditional university campus with a strong teaching focus and the research infrastructure of a research-intensive institution.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Additional Qualifications Salary and Rank Special Instructions For Best Consideration Date 10/01/2021 Expected Start Date 11/01/2021 OAA # 22108-30

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Application
  • Optional Documents