Maine Medical Center Research Institute is recruiting for a postdoctoral research fellow to work under the mentorship of Dr. Abby Fleisch, MD, MPH, pediatric endocrinologist at Maine Medical Center, Faculty Scientist at Maine Medical Center Research Institute, and Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, with environmental epidemiologic projects examining the role of early life exposures to consumer product chemicals on obesity and bone health in childhood.
The research fellow will conduct a defined mentored research project, including project inception and design, implementation, and completion. The research fellow will first-author manuscripts and present the research at regional and/or national conferences. The research fellow will have opportunity to engage in educational programs and seminars with a group of research fellows in cardiovascular epidemiology.
The Research Fellow will be responsible for:
- Conceiving and designing the project
- Programming independent analyses
- Writing the first draft of manuscripts
- Presenting research at regional and/or national conferences
- Functioning independently, with weekly meetings for updates
The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD) in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, or a related discipline with programming skills, SAS or R preferred.
Doctoral degree required (e.g. PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD). Degree in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, or a related discipline preferred.
3 – 5 years’ experience analyzing data required, inclusive of time spent in doctoral training
Ability to work and interact with multiple departments.
Ability to manage multiple projects.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are essential attributes for this position.
Knowledge of and experience with spreadsheet, relational database, graphics and word processing software is required. Intermediate to advanced skills with at least one statistical software package is required, e.g SAS, R, STATA.
Experience in working with large clinical and/or administrative claims databases, including both for management and analysis is desirable.
Capable of searching and critically appraising medical literature.
Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to convey complex concepts to a diverse audience.
Ability to work independently and self-directed.
Ability to pay attention to detail.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The start date for this position will ideally be in winter 2019 or spring 2020 but is flexible.