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[Met-jobs] Joint CDC-NCAR Postdoctoral Fellowships (USA)

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:25:58 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Two postdoctoral fellowships at the intersection of climate and human
health research are now open for applications.  These unique positions
are jointly administered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research
(NCAR).  Early-career scientists with a Ph.D. degree in statistics,
epidemiology, atmospheric and environmental sciences, climatology,
medical geography, ecology or related disciplines are encouraged to
apply.  Additional details on each position follow.  Applications
received on or before May 15, 2016 will receive highest priority.

---- Fellowship #1----------

Joint CDC-NCAR Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Health Research

Job Number 16338

This is a full-time, 2-year term position.  This fellow will spend one
year at NCAR and one year at CDC in Atlanta, GA.

The fellow hired for this position will conduct research on current
and future health risks. The fellow will collaborate with CDC’s
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) in Atlanta, GA. The
fellow will acquire specific training in atmospheric and climate
research following NCAR’s established advanced study postdoctoral
training program (ASP), as well as training in public health at CDC.
The goal is to increase the number of scientists with the appropriate
experience and training to conduct research in the emerging field of
weather, climate, and health.

The position, in collaboration with CDC NCEH on environmental health,
will focus on research that will include one or more of the following
topics:

--Analysis of current and future atmospheric conditions and air quality
--Analysis of demographic and housing characteristics as they relate
to population exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity to extreme
heat and ozone
--Development and application of statistical methods to model the
combined effect of air pollution, climate, building characteristics,
--and social vulnerability on relative risk of mortality and morbidity
among older urban populations

The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with scientists and other
professionals at CDC, NCAR, universities, and public health agencies
undertaking research on weather, climate and human health. The fellow
will be expected to submit the results of the research to
peer-reviewed journals and present research at scientific meetings.

Additional details:
<https://ucar.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=217927>


------Fellowship #2----------

Job Number 16339

Joint CDC-NCAR Postdoctoral Fellow in Vector-borne Disease Research

This is a full-time, 2-year term position. This fellow will divide
his/her time between Fort Collins, CO and Boulder, CO

The fellow hired for this position will conduct research on current
and future health risks. The fellow will collaborate with the CDC’s
Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) in Fort Collins, CO. The
fellow will acquire specific training in atmospheric and climate
research following NCAR’s established advanced study postdoctoral
training program (ASP), as well as training in public health at CDC.
The goal is to increase the number of scientists with the appropriate
experience and training to conduct research in the emerging field of
weather, climate and health.

In this position, in collaboration with CDC’s DVBD, the fellow will
focus on research that will include development of spatially- and
temporally-explicit models to predict the risk of vector-borne
diseases such as human plague, Lyme disease, tularemia, dengue,
chikungunya, Zika, and West Nile viruses. The population dynamics of
disease vectors (e.g., fleas, mosquitoes, ticks) are linked to many
factors, among them climatic variables such as temperature, humidity
and precipitation; therefore, the position will focus on the
ecological and disease expertise necessary to develop and employ
useful disease risk models for present and future (i.e., predictive)
conditions.

  The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with scientists and other
professionals at CDC, NCAR, universities, and public health agencies
undertaking research on weather, climate and human health. The fellow
will be expected to submit the results of the research to
peer-reviewed journals and present research at scientific meetings.

Additional details:
<https://ucar.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=217928>




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