Duke University, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-Civil and Environmental Engineering-PD_BERGINUL3 [#26580]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/11/10)
Position Description:    

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Joint Position with Mike Bergin and David Carlson’s Research Groups Duke University, Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Combined Impact of Urban Heat and Indoor Air Quality Exposure on Human Health

Job Description Many urban regions within the US are currently experiencing 50 days or more with dangerously high heat index values over 100, with a trend that is expected to increase in the future. However, at this time it is difficult to estimate the combined impact of heat and air pollution on human health in urban settings due to a lack of overlapping data on urban heat stress, indoor and outdoor air quality, and health response. With this in mind, we are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work with our team on a recently funded project that will focus on the combined impacts of heat stress and air pollution exposure on human health. Working with our team efforts will include the rollout of indoor/outdoor air quality sensors, and meteorological stations as well as health monitors on a cohort of people living within urban environments. An important part of the postdoc’s work will also include data analytics from the sensors as well as satellite data that will be integrated with our data set. The position is for one year but has the possibility of being renewed for up to an additional 2 years.

Requirements: A PhD in a field of Science or Engineering with expertise related to air quality. The candidate should have hands-on lab and/or field experience with air quality instrumentation. Expertise in data analyses, preferably R and/or Python, is essential. Exemplary communication skills through a proven track record in high quality journal publications and conference presentations is required.

Application: Submit a letter of interest and CV, including the names of at least three references to both mike.bergin@duke.edu and david.carlson@duke.edu.

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121 Hudson Hall
Box 90287
Durham, NC 27708