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Post-Doctoral Fellow (Senior Fellow) in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Senior Fellow) in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

University of Washington



The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health seeks an outstanding Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to examine the connections between heat exposure, climate, conservation interventions, and health.  The successful candidate will receive an academic appointment as a Senior Fellow. Senior Fellows at the University of Washington (UW) are considered junior faculty equivalent in rank to a Research Associate. The position is intended to extend professional training for a candidate who recently received a terminal Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent. Opportunities for continued training are available.

Fellows will work with Dr. June Spector and have opportunities to work on research projects that seek to: 1) examine the effects of conservation interventions and climate on health outcomes; 2) understand and refine heat exposure assessment approaches for health applications; and 3) evaluate the effects of heat prevention approaches on health.  Specifically, fellows will have opportunities to work with interdisciplinary teams, including collaborators in the UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences, The Nature Conservancy, and others, to: evaluate the effects of future climate and land use scenarios on heat exposure and health in the tropics; evaluate heat exposure assessment approaches at personal, local, and regional levels for health applications and refine estimates of indoor heat exposure; and evaluate the effect of heat prevention approaches among outdoor agricultural working populations in the United States.  Projects provide opportunities to link global environmental and development sustainability goals with public health and occupational health.