Postdoctoral Scholar in Spatial Environmental Health University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06543
The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability invites applications for the position of postdoctoral scholar for the academic year 2021-2022.
The Postdoctoral Scholar appointment is a full-time position of advanced academic preparation and research training under the mentorship of faculty member Travis Longcore (Institute of the Environment and Sustainability) with engagement with the rest of the Heat Resilient LA team. The postdoctoral scholar will work to advance scholarship on the use of big spatial data in assessing environmental exposures and in particular extreme heat within outdoor urban environments. Primary duties include focused work on the Heat Resilient LA project, which comprises a multidisciplinary faculty group from engineering, urban planning, public health, and environmental law that is assessing the areas of Los Angeles where people are most vulnerable to outdoor extreme heat events, working with local stakeholders to identify locations for street-level interventions, and deploying a prototype passive cooling structure using radiant and evaporative cooling technologies. The scholar will also advance their individual research and publication agenda within spatial aspects of environmental health.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.