• The George Washington University
  • $86,456.67 -142,360.00/year*
  • Bonney Lake , WA
  • Education - Post Secondary
  • Full-Time
  • 19399 Sumner-Buckley Hwy E

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Job Description Summary:

GW s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) looks at how environmental and occupational exposures impact human health. It explores the underlying science and policy for issues such as sustainable cities and food systems, climate change mitigation, workplace safety and risk management. Additional information on EOH can be found at the following link:


EOH is searching for a full-time Post-Doctoral Scientist for the research group of Associate Professor Dr. Susan Anenberg. Dr. Anenberg s main interests are quantifying health impacts of climate change and air pollution from local to global scales, including developing scientific methods and evaluating policy scenarios for mitigation. This research is interdisciplinary and draws from a variety of fields, including atmospheric science, epidemiology, and economics.

This position will support activities on funded research grants aimed at improving understanding of air quality, climate change, and public health in cities worldwide. This position will aid Dr. Anenberg in designing and implementing novel studies related to modeling the health implications of present and future climate change and air pollution. The individual will be involved in all aspects of research including directing and performing computer-based modeling work, analyzing and interpreting data, and preparing manuscripts and presentations. In conjunction with Dr. Anenberg, other department investigators, and outside collaborators, the individual will identify research opportunities and prepare proposals for new extramural funding. The individual will also receive mentoring and direct guidance from the Principal Investigator in order to advance their career in academic research, public health practice, and/or public policy.

This position is primarily a temporary/training position in which the incumbent plays a substantive role in planning and conducting research by using quantitative and qualitative methods to collect, analyze and report data activities. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, this role will participate in the planning of independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will publish results, will represent the university at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position may also help the Principal Investigator to lead and direct the work of lower level research staff. This role performs work under the supervision of experienced researchers.

This position is for a 1 year duration beginning November 2019. The position may be renewed for a 2nd year depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Responsibilities include: Develop and run computer programs linking emissions, atmospheric pollution levels, and health impacts Use satellite-derived air quality products to estimate air pollution levels in cities worldwide Develop communications materials and organize team and stakeholder meetings to disseminate environmental science and public health information to end users. Plan and conduct independent research; write and publish peer-reviewed manuscripts Prepare and submit grant proposals Provide support with data management and computer modeling tasks and guidance to junior staff Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Incumbent is expected to work well as part of multi-disciplinary teams and have enthusiasm for conducting research at the nexus of environmental science and policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

- Doctorate degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, atmospheric sciences, exposure science, epidemiology, or related field. Advanced skills in computer programming and data management: Experience working with programming languages such as Matlab, R, Python, Stata, or other languages. Advanced understanding of atmospheric science and/or epidemiology. Excellent skills communicating technical information, such as chemical transport modeling, satellite observations, and/or epidemiology to multi-disciplinary audiences (e.g. evidenced by journal articles, websites, op-eds and other writing for general public, or success working with interdisciplinary teams on research projects). Experience working with monitor and satellite air quality observation datasets and/or chemical transport models. -General understanding of population-based health studies, such as epidemiology. -Grant proposal writing and submission experience.

Associated topics: atmospheric, climate, earthquake, environmental, geochemist, geology, geophysics, gis, gravitational, petroleum

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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