Postdoctoral Associate

Updated: 2 days ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 30 Jun 2023
Position ID:Duke -Civil and Environmental Engineering -PD_BERGIN1 [#24085, 3820]
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Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map ]
Subject Area: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appl Deadline:2023/06/30 11:59PM (posted 2023/01/02)
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The Bergin Laboratory in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University is searching for a Postdoctoral Associate.

Applying Low-Cost Outdoor/Indoor Air Quality Sensor Networks and Data Analytics to Improve Air Quality and Human Health

Job Description: The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with research teams both in the US and in Central Asia, and research activities will specifically include developing analytics for sensor network calibration, surveillance, and interpretation as well as developing policy relevant mitigation strategies with our in-country partners and stakeholders. Efforts will also include using satellite imagery that will be integrated with ground-based measurements to develop highly resolved spatial maps of PM2.5 across the regions of study.

The postdoctoral researcher will also be involved in a complementary project studying the impact of indoor air filtration on human health in regions impacted by wildfires. It is expected that activities will be divided between air pollution monitoring related activities (~30%), related data analytics (~40%), and project management and report writing (~30%).

Requirements: A PhD in a field of Science or Engineering with expertise related to air quality. Extensive experience with large-scale data processing and/or computation modeling is necessary. Familiarity with Central Asian or Soviet cultures and public-policy-related expertise are also desirable. In addition, proven skills in leading or facilitating multidisciplinary research teams is crucial. Exceptional writing and organizational skills are essential, and a track record in peer-reviewed, first-authored publications must be demonstrated.

Application: Submit a letter of interest and CV, including the names of at least three references to: Mike Bergin and Prakash Bhave Duke University,

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