Brown Superfund Research Program Postdoctoral Fellowship Environmental Health State Agencies Liaiso

North East region
This is a full-time position and will carry salary commensurate with qualifications.
June 15 2015
Position Type
Full Time

The Brown Superfund Research Program (SRP) seeks applicants for an Environmental Health State Agencies Liaison (SAL) postdoctoral fellow who will advocate for the public’s health through facilitating the flow of knowledge and information about environmental health research, practice and policy among participating academics, government leaders, and community members in a true university-state-community partnership. The position is designed to ensure that Rhode Island communities and government agencies are informed by and engaged with basic research on environmental pollution and health impacts.

Duties and responsibilities for this position are diverse and include (1) informing SRP team members of issues of current interest to the various community organizations and state agencies; (2) developing communication strategies and outreach and education projects in collaboration with groups whose communities are burdened with environmental contaminants; (3) work in cooperation with the leadership of the SRP’s  Research Translation Core and its corresponding SAL to develop complementary outreach approaches and coordinate cross-Core activities; (4) become involved in a research project or projects within the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society as it relates to SRP activities.

The ideal candidate will have a recent Ph.D. in an environmental or health social science, will have practical experience and skills in community-based participatory research and/or environmental policy analysis. Good communications skills are essential. It is also expected that the successful applicant will be able to work with a high degree of independence.

This is a full-time position and will carry salary commensurate with qualifications and consistent with those for recent advanced degree graduates. Health and dental benefits will also be part of the compensation package. Initial appointment is for one year, and is renewable. The objective is to fill the position by September 2015. Review of applications will begin as of August 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled or the search closed.

All applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter detailing relevant experience and career objectives, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3), three letters of reference from advisors or colleagues who know the applicant’s work well. Letters should describe prior outreach and research experience and evidence of applicant’s interest, capability, and potential for leading public engagement efforts. Referees should submit letters directly through Interfolio, which will supply a direct link when contact information is entered.. Please contact Scott Frickel with any questions ( Apply online at

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