Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology - University of Nevada, Reno


CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 12894

POSTED: August 6, 2018


The School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. The fellow will contribute to two ongoing NIH-funded projects through writing manuscripts, designing and conducting data analyses, and actively participating in collaborative research meetings. The primary project is a study of antibiotics during pregnancy, delivery, and infancy in relation to asthma and allergies during childhood using data from a large health maintenance organization (R01AI122266). The secondary project is a national study of heat waves in relation to preterm birth (R01ES028346). The postdoc will also have the option to develop new research ideas in pediatric and perinatal epidemiology using a large electronic medical record system; receive mentorship in grantwriting; and/or gain experience teaching an undergraduate course in one of the largest undergraduate public health programs in the U.S. The primary mentor for the position is Dr. Lyndsey Darrow (, but the postdoc will also collaborate with a larger team of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, pharmacologists, infectious disease clinicians, and environmental scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, Emory University, Desert Research Institute, and Kaiser Foundation Research Institute.

University of Nevada, Reno. Established in 1874 as Nevada’s flagship land-grant research institution, the University of Nevada, Reno is home to approximately 21,000 students, including nearly 3,000 graduate students. Nestled in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, Reno offers an excellent quality of life. Located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country, Reno offers classical and popular music concerts, ballet, theater, and opera, and throughout the month of July, is home to Artown, the largest art festival in the country. The University also sponsors concerts, lectures, films, plays and many other events for the community, and the athletic program competes in Division 1 of the NCAA.  Reno-Tahoe residents enjoy one of the world’s best climates with low humidity and abundant sunshine year round. The area is a haven for those who love the four seasons and outdoor recreation, including skiing, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.

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