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Postdoctoral Scholar in Air Pollution Epidemiology

Recruitment Period

Open November 12th, 2019 through Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Postdoctoral Scholar in Air Pollution Epidemiology

The Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention, Program in Public Health at the University of California-Irvine seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar to study air pollution epidemiology. The selected applicant will work on a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)-funded study that examines the impact of air pollution, built environment, and meteorology on pregnancy complications including gestational diabetes, pre/eclampsia, and gestational hypertension. The research will use data from electronic health records of a large hospital network with rich clinical and residential address history information. The postdoc researcher will support epidemiological data analysis on various exposures and outcomes and for moderation and mediation analysis.

The candidates must hold a Ph.D. in one of the following areas: epidemiology, public health, environmental health sciences or equivalent. The candidate must have strong understanding of biostatistics and epidemiological methods, excellent data analysis/programing skills in SAS and/or R, excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English, and ability to work independently with proper supervision. They must also have demonstrated publication record in environmental health sciences and have the ability to take initiative, creativity, attention to details and commitment to producing high quality work.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Program in Public Health recognizes the value of diversity in its faculty and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. Qualified applicants must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues.

Application Process:
To apply, please log onto UC Irvine’s recruitment site located at

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for this position:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Current Research
  4. Two reference letters
  5. Statement of Contributions to Diversity a) This is a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

UC Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system. With more than 36,000 students, 3,000 faculty members, a highly ranked medical school, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration and is ranked among the top 10 public universities in the US. Established in 2003, our rapidly growing Program in Public Health offers BA, BS, MPH, and PhD degrees in a variety of emphasis areas. The U.S. News and World Report recently ranked our MPH program as #10 in the country. More information is available on our web site at

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 2-5 letters of reference required