PhD Position in Environmental Science or Environmental Health

Friday, May 20, 2022
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Graduate Research Assistant
Job Institution: 
Baylor University
Job Description: 

The Environmental Modeling and Human Exposure Assessment Laboratory (Director: Hyeong-Moo Shin) in the Department of Environmental Science at Baylor University is looking for MS and PhD students who will conduct research in the areas of environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment.

1. Research Areas

Exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, high-throughput risk assessment, and fate and transport modeling, air pollution

2. Qualifications

  • Must hold an accredited BS or MS (MPH) in Environmental Science/Engineering or Public Health or related disciplines
  • Proficiency in English and research experience are preferred
  • Students with strong background in math modeling and statistics are particularly encouraged

3. Application

  • Please send your CV, English scores (TOEFL/IELTS, GRE), and Statement of Purpose with a list of references in a single PDF to Dr. Hyeong-Moo Shin ( with the subject “Ph.D. Position Application”
  • Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled

4. Support

  • Full tuition support
  • Stipend: ~$28,000/year
  • Annual travel support to attend conferences and workshops

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a nationally ranked, non-profit, private university in Waco, Texas. As of fall 2021, it has ranked #75 nationally and enrollment is 20,626 (15,191 undergraduate and 5,632graduate students). The University is located on an over 1,000-acre campus off the Interstate 35 corridor that connects many universities and industries in the state of Texas to small-to-medium-sized health-based enterprises, as well as state and local government agencies. 

About Environmental Science Department

The Department of Environmental Science research focuses on health risk assessment by improving toxicity estimates for chemicals of concern, characterizing exposure to pollutants, and estimating the fate and transport of chemicals through the environment that could impact human health. As of fall 2021, there are a total of 128 undergraduates in Environmental Science. 

About the Director

Dr. Hyeong-Moo Shin is an environmental health scientist with sub-specialty training in exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, and environmental modeling. In the fall of 2022, he will join the Department of Environmental Science at Baylor University as an Associate Professor and lead one epidemiologic project and one exposure assessment project.