Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Epidemiology

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Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s faculty are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff.


A full time Post Doc Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kelly Brunst in the Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Medicine. She is seeking a talented and strongly self-motivated individual to join her transdisciplinary research team studying the effects of chemical (e.g., ambient air pollution/temperature, fluoride) and non-chemical (e.g., psychosocial stressors, social constructs) exposures on the programming of biological mechanisms related to neurodevelopment in children.


The lab works to identify molecular biomarkers using various ‘omics-platforms (i.e., epigenomic, mitochondriomics) that can be used to predict those children at increased risk for adverse outcomes resulting from environmental exposures. Projects in the lab include 1) The role of epigenetics in linking long-term exposure to air pollution/ambient temperature and mental health, 2) Longitudinal exposure to fluoride and its impact on neurodevelopment and neuroimaging outcomes, and 3) Environmental exposure-induced biological aging of the brain.

Essential Functions

  • Primary data analyses.
  • Manuscript preparation for peer-reviewed publications.
  • Presentations at departmental seminars and local/national conferences.
  • Development of new studies and grant applications.

Minimum Requirements

Recent PhD degree in epidemiology, public health, or another related field.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • An interest and/or previous training in molecular epidemiology.
  • Proficiency in R software with strong data analytic skills.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills and the ability to work on a variety of projects are essential.
  • Experience writing and publishing peer reviewed articles.
  • Formal training in molecular epidemiology.
  • Expertise in analyzing 850k array DNA methylation data (or other omic data).
  • Experience preparing grant submissions.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Applicant Process

Qualified applicants should submit an online application and upload

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests and career goals
  • Recent publication (if applicable)
  • Names of two references by email to
  • Please use the ‘Additional Documents’ option as needed for these documents.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 94659 


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Epidemiology

Date:  Mar 26, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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