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Research Associate

Environmental Health Los Angeles, California

The Departments of Preventive Medicine (PM) and Neurology at the University of Southern California (USC) invites applications for a Research Associate position in environmental neurosciences. 

The selected candidate is expected to participate in research and training activities including study design, project management, data analyses, dissemination of scientific results, research planning and development of grant proposals for biologically-based, population-level studies investigating environmental contributions to neurodevelopment and brain aging.  Drawing on the unique strengths of the PM and Neurology Departments, the research program in Environmental Neurosciences also involves an interdisciplinary team of established investigators and their collaborators in neurosciences, psychology, gerontology, spatial statistics, social sciences and environmental engineering. 

The PM Department has a leading research group in epidemiology and biostatistics, with active and well-funded programs in chronic disease epidemiology, environmental health, cancer epidemiology and methodological research focused on environmental and genetic epidemiology.  The PM Department also includes the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center, which offers opportunities for a wide range of research collaborations with investigators from southern California and beyond.  The Department of Neurology houses the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) that involves world-class scientists with expertise in multimodal neuroimaging, neuropsychology and clinical neurology.  The NIH-funded ADRC investigators focus their collective efforts to better characterize cognitive changes and understand their biological underpinning as related to aging, Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disease.

Applicants with a doctoral degree, in epidemiology (neuroepidemiology; mental health; developmental/pediatric; social/environmental; etc.), biostatistics, environmental health sciences, or other related scientific fields (e.g., psychology; psychometrics; gerontology; neurosciences; human ecology) and interested in pursuing substantive research at the junction of environmental epidemiology and neurosciences of brain development and aging are all welcome to apply.  Strong quantitative backgrounds with prior experience with analyzing multi-dimensional (e.g., neuroimaging), longitudinal data (e.g., mixed models; structural equation models; path analyses) are desirable. 

Please attach a letter describing research interests, curriculum vita, copies of one or two recent publications if applicable, and contact information for three individuals who are familiar with academic accomplishments.


Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.



REQ20043427 Posted Date: 05/02/2017 - Thru date - 5/31/2017

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