Post-Doctoral Research Program

Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Air Pollution Exposures

Project number:AMAD and HEASD-05-04-2015-10
Lab/Center/Office:NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB
Division:HUMAN EXPOSURE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES DIVISION
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Lab/Center/Office:NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB
Division:ATMOSPHERIC MODELING AND ANALYSIS DIVISION
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Brief description of research project:Climate change has the potential to impact air quality resulting in important consequences for human health. Climate change will likely have a disproportionate effect on particular geographic locations, communities, and demographic groups. Air pollution exposure patterns in the future will differ from current exposure patterns due to a number of factors including changes in ambient air pollutant concentration, population distribution, housing and land use, and human activity patterns. Research is needed to explore the various factors that may contribute to altered air pollutant exposure patterns due to climate change in support of the Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE) program. This project will examine the effects of climate change on extreme events (e.g., stagnation events, wildfires) that impact air quality as well as the effects of climate change on human or population behaviors that impact exposure. These outcomes can then be used to quantify the health impacts of climate change that result from changes in air pollution exposures.
Geographical location of position:Research Triangle Park, NC
High priority research areas:Human Exposure
Scientific project area:Climate Change
Educational requirements:Ph.D. in Exposure Science, Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Health, Environmental Engineering, Physical Science, or a related discipline.
Specialized training and/or experience preferred:The preferred candidate will be proficient in probabilistic, atmospheric, or statistical modeling and scientific programming with one or more of the following: SAS, R, Matlab, Fortran, or C ++. The ideal candidate should also have experience in managing large data sets, interpreting data, and developing computational techniques.
Projected duration of appointment:3 years
Paid relocation to EPA work location:Yes
Application Period Open Date:May 04, 2015
Application Period Close Date:Jun 08, 2015
Scientific contact/Principal Investigator(s)*: Lisa Baxter, baxter.lisa@epa.gov, 919-541-0671
Chris Nolte, nolte.chris@epa.gov, 919-541-2652

*This person/persons may be contacted for additional scientific information about this project. This person is not authorized to accept applications, make job offers, set salaries, establish start dates or discuss benefits. See general announcement for details on how to apply.