The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health seeks an outstanding Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to examine the connections between heat exposure, climate, conservation interventions, and health. The successful candidate will receive an academic appointment as a Senior Fellow. Senior Fellows at the University of Washington (UW) are considered junior faculty equivalent in rank to a Research Associate. The position is intended to extend professional training for a candidate who recently received a terminal Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent. Opportunities for continued training are available.
Fellows will work with Dr. June Spector and have opportunities to work on research projects that seek to: 1) examine the effects of conservation interventions and climate on health outcomes; 2) understand and refine heat exposure assessment approaches for health applications; and 3) evaluate the effects of heat prevention approaches on health. Specifically, fellows will have opportunities to work with interdisciplinary teams, including collaborators in the UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences, The Nature Conservancy, and others, to: evaluate the effects of future climate and land use scenarios on heat exposure and health in the tropics; evaluate heat exposure assessment approaches at personal, local, and regional levels for health applications and refine estimates of indoor heat exposure; and evaluate the effect of heat prevention approaches among outdoor agricultural working populations in the United States. Projects provide opportunities to link global environmental and development sustainability goals with public health and occupational health.
The University of Washington and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 4121 (UAW 4121) currently are negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement for Postdoctoral Scholars. Employees in this title are represented by UAW 4121 and will be subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information and updates on the bargaining process, please visit https://hr.uw.edu/labor/unions/uaw/postdoc-negotiationupdates.
PhD or foreign equivalent in public health (e.g. environmental or occupational health sciences, epidemiology) or climate sciences or a related field (e.g. economics, demography, urban planning)
Strong quantitative analytic skills, particularly with large population level and/or meteorological datasets and/or climate models
Demonstrated proficiency with statistical programs such as R, Stata, SAS, or Python
Ability to work independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary research team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Interest and/or experience with geographic information systems (GIS), data visualization, interdisciplinary work, manuscript-writing, grant-writing, student mentorship, and project management is preferred but not required.
To apply for this position, please submit your application via Interfolio: CV, the names along with contact information of three professional references and a statement of interest outlining your previous research experience and future career goals. Questions can be directed to June Spector (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The position will be open until filled. This is a grant- and project-funded, renewable, 12-month appointment and carries up to two years of funding starting as early as the fall of 2019. Salary will be competitive and based upon candidate qualifications and experience. Full University benefits are included.
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