Research Associate

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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 Research Associate for the research group of Associate Professor Dr. Susan Anenberg. A less than full time schedule will also be considered. 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 implementing novel studies related to modeling the health implications of present and future climate change and air pollution. The individual will be involved in directing and performing computer-based modeling work, analyzing and interpreting data, and preparing tables and figures for presentations and manuscripts. The individual will also receive mentoring and direct guidance from the Principal Investigator in order to advance their career.

This position is for a 2 year duration.

Responsibilities include:
- Develop and run computer programs linking emissions, atmospheric pollution levels, and health impacts
- Manage data analysis and interpretation
- Prepare tables and figures for presentations and publications.
- Provide support with data management and computer modeling tasks
- 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 master’s degree and 1 year of experience 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:

-Masters degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, atmospheric sciences, exposure science, computer science, data science, or related field.
-Advanced skills in computer programming and data management: Experience working with programming languages such as Matlab, R, and/or Stata.
- Experience working with monitor and satellite air quality observation datasets and/or chemical transport models.
-General understanding of atmospheric science and/or population-based health studies, such as epidemiology.

Typical Hiring Range $52,650 - $68,050 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

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 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 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:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, cover letter including career goals, and contact information for two references.

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000662 Job Open Date: 10/09/2018 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. * Do you have advanced skills in computer programming and data management, and if so, in which programming languages?
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Do you have training in atmospheric science?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have training in epidemiology or other health sciences?
    • Yes
    • No

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





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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/9/2018
    Application Due: 1/8/2019
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