Post Doctoral Fellow (Environmental Health)
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The Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health examines how our interactions with the environment influences human health. Research in GDEH focuses on chemical, physical and microbial hazards present in natural and built environments that range from the molecular to planetary level and from the local to the global scale. Specific interest areas include air pollution, climate change, food security, infectious disease ecology, pesticides, toxicology and biological determinants of disease, environmental policy, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Additional information about GDEH can be found at https://www.sph.emory.edu/departments/eh/index.html.
Professor Yang Liu’s group is seeking a full-time postdoctoral research fellow to take part in a new NIH-funded project to conduct large scale, long-term exposure modeling and assess the cardiovascular health impacts of air pollution exposure. Dr. Liu’s research interests include satellite aerosol retrieval and product design, applications of satellite remote sensing in exposure modeling and environmental epidemiological research, potential impacts of global climate change on public health, GIS and spatial statistics. Details of the Emory environmental remote sensing group can be found at https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/remote-sensing-group/. This position 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. This individual will receive mentoring and direct guidance from Dr. Liu and other GDEH faculty to identify research opportunities, prepare proposals for new extramural funding, and advance his/her career in academic research. This is a grant-funded, 12-month appointment and is potentially renewable for two more years provided funding availability. Salary will be competitive and based upon candidate qualifications and experience.
Preferred qualifications of the candidates for this position include:
1. Doctorate degree in environmental health, environmental epidemiology, and environmental science or other related fields.
2. Advanced skills in computer programming and data analysis in R, Python or other languages.
3. Experience working with air quality monitoring data, atmospheric chemical model simulations, and satellite remote sensing data.
4. Strong technical communication skills such as grant proposal writing, manuscript preparation, academic conference presentation, and classroom teaching or guest lectures.
Strong R programming and GIS skills. Experience in manuscript writing and conference presentation. Knowledge of air pollution and environmental epidemiology
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