Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The Marshall Research Group, in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Washington, has an outstanding opportunity for an Air Quality Research Analyst to work on air quality modelling and model development. This position will support the use and development of the InMAP air quality model. The successful candidate will implement enhancements to the model and will use the model to study global air quality, environmental justice, and environmental health risks, and to investigate policy-relevant research questions.Specific tasks will include: *Collecting and analyzing data*Preparing reports and manuscripts*Coding*Summarizing and mathematically computing models of air quality-related phenomena*Identifying, collecting, and assembling relevant existing data.The ideal candidate should be interested in data analysis, and passionate about using models and quantitative analysis to investigate policy-relevant scientific issues.InMAP is a recently developed model for predicting the health impacts of air pollutant emissions. For broad overview of the model, click here and the model code can be found when you click here. We use this model to quantify, for example, the estimated health benefits from reducing emissions from motor vehicles or power plants. Our current work investigates how disadvantaged communities, low-income households, and racial minorities would be impacted by the air pollution changes caused by technological shifts in transportation, energy, agriculture, and other sectors. This job opening is to help expand our modeling from exclusively US-focused, to investigating similar questions globally.Information about the Marshall Research Group can be found by visiting the "Appointing Department Web Address" in the details above. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree in engineering or science; OR two years of college-level work in engineering or science plus two years of experience equivalent to Research Aide I, OR four years of experience equivalent to Research Aide I.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The strongest candidates will:- demonstrate their knowledge of research techniques - demonstrate their knowledge of scientific fields such as chemistry, physics, and meteorology- possess the ability to analyze datasets, including using basic statistics, and to create and modify computer softwareDESIRED:Master's Degree in engineering or science; OR Bachelor's Degree plus relevant work experience.Equivalent education/experience can substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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