School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-CEE-POSTDOCTORALASSOC [#9061]
Position Title: Transportation Environment (Air Quality), and Public Health
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853-3501, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Public Health
Transportation Systems
Appl Deadline: (posted 2017/04/13, updated 2017/04/12)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Applications are invited for research opportunities in the following general area of transportation, environment, and health.

The College of Engineering at Cornell University is an equal-opportunity affirmative-action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Integration of transportation systems modeling, emissions inventory estimation, and multiscale air quality/exposure models: advanced econometrical/mathematical models and data analysis for the demand and distribution (e.g., over space and time at multiple scales) of freight/passenger transport, supply chain and logistics activities. A better (e.g., more realistic and accurate) understanding and characterization of such activities under various policy and event shocks can be further combined with advanced emission (e.g., EPA’s MOVES), CTM air quality models (e.g., CMAQ), and BenMAP (e.g. health valuation functions directly to gridded air quality modeling results) for the holistic evaluation and optimization of transportation/environment/health systems. The ideal applicant will have experience with multi-scale emissions inventory estimation and air quality modeling, health risk assessment, formulation and solution of policy optimization problems, and familiarity with the quantitative assessment of environmental impacts of transportation systems.

Requirements: The successful candidate for this post-doc position has a strong background in mobile emissions and air quality modeling, travel demand and transportation network analysis, programming and software development, and a PhD degree in relevant areas such as environmental science, civil and environmental engineering (e.g., transportation systems engineering), operations research or a related field. Excellence in academic writing is essential. The research associate is expected to contribute to the development of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals and presentations to describe research methods, key findings and implications useful to inform policy-level decision making.

USDOT Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH). The newly awarded USDOT Center at Cornell University for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH) will pursue research and innovation to support sustainable mobility of people and goods while preserving the environment and improving community health. It will leverage behavioral and economic sciences, epidemiology, information technology, and environmental and transportation sciences and technologies to address the critical urbanization, transportation, environment, and health issues.

To apply: Application materials must be submitted on-line at Through this web site, applicants are to submit a curriculum vita, a research statement (e.g., previous work, future research interests and plan, and career goals, etc. 3-page maximum), graduate transcript (non-official version will be fine) and complete contact information for at least three references. Questions can be directed to Oliver Gao at

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date can be as soon as Spring/Summer 2017. Initial appointment will be for one year, with possible extensions. Salary conforms the Cornell University standard.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
220 Hollister Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3501

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