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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 2, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Postdoctoral Research Associate

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education administration

Northeastern University's Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI) seeks a postdoctoral research associate to work on NIEHS project “Health Assessment, Public Education, and Capacity-building in Communities Impacted by PFAS-contaminated Drinking Water” with tasks including: recruiting participants for children's immunotoxicity study; reporting back data to participants; providing community resources such as PFAS contamination map and medical guidance documents; interviewing participants, community advisory board members, and local residents and officials about contamination experiences. Work on environmental health training sessions on "Artificial intelligence and machine learning fairness and bias with applications to environmental justice.” Work on NSF projects on “The New Chemical Class Activism: Mobilization Around Per- and Polyfluoralkyl Substances" and "Multi-scalar, Multi-stakeholder Environmental Governance: The Case of PFAS," with tasks including interviewing, participant observation, and database creation and management.

This is a grant-funded, one year position.

A Ph.D. in sociology, environmental science, science and technology studies, or a related field is required by the appointment start date. We seek an environmental health scientist or social scientist with training and research experience in environmental health and community engagement, and preferably knowledge of PFAS science and/or policy. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more areas of data science as well as qualitative research experience.

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Additional Information:
This position will be based on Northeastern's Boston campus.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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