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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Position at the University at Albany (USA)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:04:17 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Post-Doctoral Associate Position in the Northeast Center of Excellence
in Climate Change & Emerging Infectious Disease

A Post-Doctoralposition is available within the research cluster
“Predicting current and future human risk of infection with
vector-borne pathogens in the Northeast and the US”, in the Department
of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at University at Albany, SUNY.
This research project is in collaboration with the Arbovirus Laboratory,
Wadsworth Center in Albany NY. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in
fields related to Climate Science, Environmental Science, Biostatistics
or modeling of dynamical systems. This position will involve data
analytics and computer-based modeling of climate effects on vector
biology and disease spread with focus on the northeast US.

Candidates should have a record of scientific rigor, creativity, and
ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary
research team. Excellent communication and organizational skills are

Preferred qualifications for the position include: experience in the
analysis of the physical climate system by means of statistical data
analysis, and research background in the nexus between regional climate
change and public health. Applicants are expected to have a proven
record of computer coding skills (e.g. Python, R or an equivalent
high-level programming language) for quantitative data analysis. Ideal
for the interdisciplinary collaboration is a background in infectious
disease modeling.

The Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the
University at Albany has a wide-ranged research and education program in
atmospheric sciences, climate research and environmental studies. The
department also partners with the UAlbany’s Research IT (RIT) group.
This partnership provides access to a DAES-funded Linux computing
cluster with 32 Infiniband-connected nodes. Wadsworth Center is a
division of the New York State Department of Health, located in Albany,
NY, and includes academic programs from the University at Albany, School
of Public Health. The Wadsworth Center houses state-of-the-art core
facilities in molecular and structural biology, genomics and
bioinformatics. Furthermore, the Postdoctoral Researcher will interact
with other members of the research cluster located at the IRI, Columbia

Albany offers a reasonable cost of living, diverse cultural activities
and easy access to the beautiful Adirondacks, Berkshires and Catskill
Mountains: it is an ideal location for outdoor activities year round.

The position is available immediately for 1 1/2 years with potential
renewal, depending on funding and performance.

This is a grant funded position administered by Health Research Inc., an
“Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals
with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans.”

For additional information and how to apply please contact:

Dr. Oliver Elison Timm, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental
Sciences, University at Albany

email: <>, phone:

The center’s web-page: <>


Oliver Elison Timm
University at Albany
Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
ES 316A
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

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