Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7162462 (Ref:16922-en_US)

Posted: August 19, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Center for Precision Environmental Health (CPEH) and the Department of Medicine, Section of Epidemiology and Population Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is seeking postdoctoral fellows to join the Program in Population and Environmental Health Disparities. The Program is home to the Center of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research, The Maternal and Infant Environmental Health Riskscape (MIEHR) Research Center, funded by NIMHD, NIEHS and NICHD.  The CPEH is home to a an NIEHS P30 Environmental Health Sciences Core Center, the Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH) and an NIEHS T32 training grant in Precision Environmental Health (TPHES).  


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in multiple environmental epidemiology studies and lead projects from study design and implementation to data collection, statistical analysis, and publication. The fellow will also be encouraged to develop independent research projects and apply for a K99/R00 or other funding opportunities.    


Current projects within the Program include investigations of chemical and non-chemical exposures and health disparities, especially among mothers and their children. Research themes within the Program include understanding the contribution of the environmental riskscape to health disparities; the impact of disasters, including COVID-19, on vulnerable populations; health effects of environmental mixtures; identifying sensitive windows of exposure to environmental chemicals; and environmental justice.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals. 
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, or related field with strong statistical analysis and problem-solving skills.  
  • Programming and data management in SAS and/or R required.  
  • Knowledge of environmental health disparities and experience working with multi-omics data sets, geographic information systems, relational databases, and statistical approaches to deal with environmental mixtures a plus.  
  • Candidates are expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational and record keeping skills; and the capacity to work independently and with inter-disciplinary teams.


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.





Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7162462 (Ref:16922-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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