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Postdoctoral Scholar Department of Environmental Occupational Health (Open Pool)

Application Window

Open date: November 1, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

*Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunities - Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Environmental and Occupational Health.

Requirements: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent by the start of the appointment and have a strong research background in the diverse research areas the EOH faculty focus on. The incumbent is expected to work independently with occasional supervision and will have (co-) authored at least 4 or more peer-reviewed articles in area of study and focus. Below are the EOH faculty focus areas and some specific requirements:

-Lab-based research: inhalation toxicology; neurotoxicology; pharmacology; neuroscience.
-Requires candidates with direct experience in toxicology, handling of in vitro and in vivo experimental models and molecular biology methodology documented by significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in the field of air pollution health effects. Preference will be given to candidates with specialized training in the above areas with strong laboratory research backgrounds, previous contributions to research and creative activity.
-Population-based research: exposure and risk assessment, environmental and occupational epidemiology, environmental justice, application of big data and machine learning in environmental health:
-Requires candidates with strong data analytical skills and/or community engagement research experience. Preference will be given to candidates with solid background in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental/occupational health, and with excellent communication skills.

Additional Information:
Postdoc level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Positions are dependent upon extramural funding. Initial appointments are for one year; renewal is dependent on availability of funding.

TO APPLY: Please log onto UCI’s RECRUIT located at
Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

  1. Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence. (Required)
  2. Cover letter—include a description of current research, future plans and professional goals. (Required)
  3. Curriculum Vitae (Required)
  4. Names and Contact Information of Three References (Required)
  5. Research Statement (Optional)


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

M.Sc., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. candidates with strong laboratory and research backgrounds, previous contributions to research or creative activity.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, California