The Michigan State University-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative (https://msuhurleypphi.org/) in the Division of Public Health at Michigan State University invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Fixed-Term). This position will be based in Flint, Michigan.
The overall mission of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative (PPHI) is to improve the outcomes of Flint children. Through community and clinical programs, childhood health policy and advocacy, and robust evaluation, the PPHI works with many partners as a center of excellence, with the primary goal of mitigating the impact of the Flint Water Crisis and serving as a national resource for best practices. The PPHI is driven by five work teams: Child and Health Development, Nutrition, Exposure Assessment, Health Informatics, and Child Health Policy and Advocacy. These teams work closely with the PPHI Parent Partner Group and the PPHI Flint Youth Justice League.
The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will be responsible for development and validation of a water lead risk score (WLRS) based on major indications for homes having a high risk of lead-in-water contamination. This work is being funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies (LHHTS) Grant Program.
- Collection and assessment of lead and other related data from various sources
- Extensive statistical and spatial analyses
- Identify major indicators for homes with high risk of lead-in-water contamination
- Develop a water lead risk score (WLRS)
- Validate and generalize the WLRS to homes not experiencing a water crisis
- Communicate research findings to public and professional audiences through oral presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and technical reports.
This position is a 12-month fixed-term appointment with a potential start date of March 1, 2023 and potential reappointment through February 28, 2024.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Public Health
Doctorate in environmental health, environmental engineering, or related field
- PhD environmental health, environmental engineering, or related discipline
- Strong background in lead-in-water research
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience with lead-in-water research and geospatial modeling.
Required Application Materials
- Cover Letter
- Name and contact information for three professional references
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Review of applications will continue until filled.
Questions may be directed to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
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Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.