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Boston University Postdoctoral Associate, School of Public Health, Environmental Health in Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Junenette Peters, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associates to work on transportation noise and health projects. The start dates are Spring through Fall 2024. The position relates primarily to the ASCENT Cardiovascular Disease and Aircraft Noise Exposures project but may include an NIH project on Assessment of Environmental and Neighborhood-level Risk Factors for Subfertility among Black Women in the U.S. The projects involve multi-university and government collaborators and focus on associations between aircraft and other transportation noise exposures and cardiovascular, mental health and reproductive outcomes. Applicants should have strong training and experience in epidemiology and biostatistics and an interest in participating in noise exposure assessment; training in GIS/spatial analysis a plus. Demonstration of publishing potential such as prior lead authorship also a plus.

Please submit a cover letter and CV to Dr. Junenette Peters (

The Department of Environmental Health has a structured post-doctoral program with formal mentorship and career development opportunities. This includes support and training in grant preparation and manuscript writing, opportunities to present at both national and international conferences, and engagement in mentorship of students or classroom teaching if of interest to the applicant. This position offers a competitive compensation package (commensurate with experience), a tailored benefits package, and generous paid time off. This is structured as a 12 month position with potential for continuation in future years.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Apply advanced statistical skills;

  • Collaborate with scientists with different backgrounds;

  • Write scientific peer-reviewed manuscripts;

  • Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with PI and Co-Is;

  • Engage with stakeholders related to policy-relevant findings.

Required Skills

  • PhD/Doctorate in environmental health, exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, exposure science, biostatistics, environmental policy, or related fields;

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with ability to meet deadlines;

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;

  • Demonstrated publication record;

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice;

  • Good communication and writing skills.

    The Department of Environmental Health believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We are eager to work with colleagues who support our institutional commitment to ensuring BUSPH is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor .

Required Experience