Post-Doctoral Scientist

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Job Description Summary:

GW’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) looks at how environmental and occupational exposures impact human health. It explores the underlying science and policy for issues such as sustainable cities and food systems, climate change and air pollution mitigation, workplace safety and risk management. Additional information on EOH can be found at the following link:

EOH is searching for a full-time Post-Doctoral Scientist for the research group of Associate Professor Dr. Susan Anenberg. Dr. Anenberg’s main interests are quantifying health impacts of climate change and air pollution from local to global scales, including developing scientific methods and evaluating policy scenarios for mitigation. This research is interdisciplinary and draws from a variety of fields, including atmospheric science, epidemiology, and economics.

This position will aid Dr. Anenberg in designing and implementing novel studies related to modeling the health implications of present and future climate change and air pollution. The individual 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. In conjunction with Dr. Anenberg, other department investigators, and outside collaborators, the individual will identify research opportunities and prepare proposals for new extramural funding. The individual will also receive mentoring and direct guidance from the Principal Investigator in order to advance their career in academic research, public health practice, and/or public policy. Incumbent is expected to work well as part of multi-disciplinary teams and have enthusiasm for conducting research at the nexus of environmental science and policy.

This position is for a 1 year duration beginning Summer 2018. The position may be renewed for a 2nd year depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Responsibilities include:
- Perform chemical transport model simulations and analyze model output for policy-relevant applications
- Develop and run computer models linking emissions, atmospheric pollution levels, and health impacts
- Plan and conduct independent research; write and publish peer-reviewed manuscripts
- Prepare and submit grant proposals
- Provide support with data management and computer modeling tasks and guidance to junior staff
- Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

-Doctorate degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, atmospheric sciences, exposure science, or related field.
-Must have advanced skills in computer programming and data management: Experience working with programming languages such as Matlab, R, and/or Stata, experience running chemical transport models (experience with GEOS-Chem preferred).
-Advanced understanding of atmospheric science.
-Excellent skills communicating technical information, such as chemical transport modeling setup and implementation, to multi-disciplinary audiences (e.g. evidenced by journal articles or success working with interdisciplinary teams on research projects).

-Experience running atmospheric models is required. Experience working with monitor and satellite air quality observation datasets and/or general circulation model output is a plus.
-General understanding of population-based health studies, such as epidemiology.
-Grant proposal writing and submission experience.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 5:30 Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, cover letter including career goals, and two letters of scientific reference.

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000580 Job Open Date: 06/19/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * What is the highest level of education that you have obtained?
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * In what field is your highest degree?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Have you published research in peer-reviewed journals?
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Do you have training in atmospheric science?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2





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Posted: 11/1/2018
Application Due: 11/28/2018
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