|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:52:36 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... University of Liverpool, National Institute of Health Research’s Health Protection Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections. We seek a student with an interest in the application of climate model data for disease impacts. Deadline 30th June 2015. Climate change is a health risk for the U.K. Its effects will include impacting on future distributions of mosquitoes and infectious diseases, the introduction and establishment of new mosquito species in the UK, and increasing the vectors’ ability to transmit pathogens. The recent discovery that the Culex modestus mosquito has re-established itself in north Kent illustrates current vulnerabilities that the U.K. faces if viruses such as West Nile virus were to be introduced. We seek a student that can process data from climate models (GCMs and RCMs) and shorter-range (seasonal) forecasts to lead to an operational threshold and learn to run vector-borne disease models. You will develop risk maps, for use by decision makers, of current and future threats for a range of mosquito-borne diseases using both climate indicators and mosquito-borne disease models. You will be part of a vibrant vector-borne disease-modelling group that looks at the impacts of climate on vector-borne diseases. The research group works within both the School of Environmental Sciences and the Institute of Infection and Global Health. You will interact with partners at Public Health England, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the U.K. Meteorological Office. You need to be highly computer literate, with experience in using software such as MatLab, R, Ferret and/or NCL etc., with Linux/Unix operating systems, writing UNIX shell scripts, and preferably you will also have programing skills (Python, C++, Fortran). It is likely your first/Master degree combination will be in physics, mathematics, meteorology, relevant environmental science, computing. Ideally, you should have prior experience of processing climate model data sets. Initial enquires should be addressed to Professor Andy Morse, School of Environmental Sciences. eMail <A.P.Morse@liv.ac.uk <mailto:A.P.Morse@liv.ac.uk>> Full details are available here <http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=64169&LID=2771 <http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=64169&LID=2771>>
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