The University of California (UC) Irvine Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) and the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Medicine seek to fill a tenure track at the Assistant level or tenured Associate Professor level. Candidates should be occupational or environmental health scientists with expertise in directing controlled inhalation exposure studies in experimental animals and/or human volunteers. The successful candidate will transition to assuming the role of Director of the Air Pollution Health Effects Laboratory (APHEL).
APHEL was established with California Air Resources Board (ARB) funds in 1973 on the UC Irvine Campus to study the health effects of current and projected air pollutants inhaled by California populations. Throughout the intervening years the research expanded beyond air-pollution mixtures to study airborne particles and gases relevant to occupational, medical, military, and terror related exposures. The funding expanded to include multiple State and Federal agencies, industry, private institutes, and other sources. Current funded projects include effects of hookah smoke and e-cigarettes on atherosclerosis, heart rate variability, and ECG changes; interactions between cardiovascular and ovarian effects of ambient fine particulate matter air pollution; and the role of air pollution on brain tumor progression. From the beginning, APHEL’s mission has included training, teaching, and student research, as well as institutional, governmental and public service.
The UC Irvine COEH is one of three COEHs funded by the State of California to train occupational physicians and nurses, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and exposure scientists, serve as referral centers for occupational and environmental illnesses, and engage in research on the causes, diagnoses, and prevention of occupational and environmental illnesses.
The Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (DOEM) in UC Irvine's School of Medicine is dedicated to the evaluation, treatment and prevention of health problems related to the environment and the workplace and to training health professionals and researchers in occupational and environmental health. Division faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts in basic, clinical and translational research on workplace and environmental health. Within the division, the key disciplines are occupational and environmental medicine, epidemiology and toxicology. The DOEM houses the Occupational Medicine Residency Program and the Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) MS/PhD Program. The Occupational Medicine Residency Program is a core program of the NIOSH funded Southern California Education and Research Center, a joint program of the UC Irvine and UCLA COEHs. The EHS Graduate Program is an inter-school, interdepartmental graduate program that trains students in environmental and occupational toxicology, epidemiology, and exposure science. The EHS Program is a joint program of the Program in Public Health and the School of Medicine.
Requests for information should be sent to the chair of the search committee: Ulrike Luderer at firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Candidates should be occupational or environmental health scientists with expertise in directing controlled inhalation exposure studies in experimental animals and/or human volunteers. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent.
Internal Number: JPF05854
About University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine is part of the premier public university system in the world. UCI is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and was identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UCI is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean, 45 miles south of Los Angeles, and 80 miles north of San Diego. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation. All positions would be eligible to participate in UCI’s faculty housing program.