The Department of Epidemiology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is seeking
applications for a postdoctoral researcher in environmental and molecular epidemiology. Ongoing
projects include investigations on maternal and child health, environmental mixtures, and epigenetics,
with opportunities to work with several large population-based studies, including two pregnancy
Position Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in epidemiology,
environmental health, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or a closely related field. Critical to this position is
the ability to conduct independent research and work cooperatively as part of a research team.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. The candidate should also have
quantitative training and strong computational skills. Proficiency in R is preferred. Experience
applying environmental mixture methods or experience analyzing next-generation sequencing data
(e.g., RNA-seq, WGBS) or other high-dimensional “omics” data is desirable but not required.
Training Opportunities: The successful candidate will work with a dedicated mentor in a supportive
and collaborative research environment. In addition to receiving training in environmental and
epigenetic epidemiology and manuscript and grant writing, the postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged
to attend the numerous career development seminars and workshops offered at Dartmouth, present
at scientific meetings and conferences, develop independent research projects, and apply for a
K99/R00 or other research grants.
Salary and Benefits: A competitive salary and benefits will be provided.
Application Information: Applications should include a 1-2 page letter describing the candidate’s
scientific interests and research background, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact
information of three references. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue
until the position is filled. Materials should be e-mailed to Dr. Caitlin Howe
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
The following internal funding opportunities are available for students and postdocs affiliated with the department:
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Program
The Dartmouth Big Data in the Life Sciences Training Program aims to develop a cadre of researchers engaging in true synergistic collaboration between quantitative and basic biomedical sciences.The program provides support for select students enrolled in any of the biomedical sciences graduate programs at Dartmouth. Selection into this competitive program is through application prior to the 2nd year of matriculation. The program provides student tuition and stipend support, as well as opportunities for computational resources and travel. Students or mentors interested in learning more about the program should contact Drs. Whitfield (Michael.L.Whitfield@Dartmouth.edu) or Christensen (Brock.C.Christensen@dartmouth.edu). For more information see the QBS website.
Department Travel Award
To promote our education and training mission, funds for travel to scientific conferences will be awarded to one student / trainee per term of $1,000 each. Priority will be given to QBS PhD students and those who have not previously received this award. Deadlines will be October 1, December 15, and April 1.
To be considered for an award, applicants must:
- Be a student or post-doctoral fellow mentored or co-mentored by a faculty member holding a primary or secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology
- Submit an abstract for a scientific conference as the presenter of the abstract
- Provide a brief letter of recommendation
- Send application items to Evan Vickers (email@example.com)
Dr. Robert W. McCollum Medical Student Scholarship in Epidemiology
Robert W. McCollum, MD, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2010, after a long and influential career as Dean of Dartmouth Medical School, professor, doctor of medicine, father, and husband. He influenced many young doctors in their pursuit of science and inspired the best in those around him. His contributions to understanding the patho-physiology of polio, infectious mononucleosis, and hepatitis B infection were seminal in the fields of infectious diseases and epidemiology. In honor of his life and his achievements, The Geisel School of Medicine is proud to offer the Dr. Robert McCollum Medical Student Scholarship in Epidemiology for Geisel Medical School students seeking a research opportunity or to attend conferences to present their research to further their careers. Please fill out this application and follow the included instructions to apply.