BU SPH is offering a postdoctoral research associate opportunity in environmental epidemiology, focusing on the investigation of an epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Central America. BU SPH has been investigating the CKD epidemic since 2009 and is currently launching a large prospective cohort study of workers in Nicaragua and El Salvador. The postdoctoral associate will analyze existing data from past field work in Central America, lead an analysis of electronic medical records and health care claims data from the U.S., and prepare manuscripts for publication.
The successful candidate must have recently completed a Ph.D./doctorate in epidemiology, environmental health, or related field; have strong quantitative skills; and have an interest in kidney disease / kidney function. Madeleine Scammell, D.Sc., in the Department of Environmental Health will serve as the primary supervisor. This is a two-year position. Travel in the first year will be limited; there is potential for travel in year two. To apply, send a CV and a letter describing your interests to Madeleine Scammell. Please put “Environmental Epidemiology Postdoctoral Associate” in the subject line. For more information, see the full announcement.