Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Institute for Global Change Biology
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Internal Number: 238969
Please include the materials listed below in a single pdf with your application:
Cover letter that includes 1) statement describing your qualifications (e.g., interest in the position, interest in applying their training and skills to problems and issues in the climate change and health domain); and 2) brief statement describing interest in, experience with, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Names and contact information for three (3) references
Review of applications will begin September 30, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. This position has a flexible start date anticipated to be as early as January 2024. Questions about the position can be addressed to Prof. Pam Jagger (email@example.com).
The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) and the School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of Michigan seeks applications for a postdoctoral position to work on a study of environmental health risk and climate change in South Asia.
You will be co-advised and mentored by Pam Jagger, a Professor in SEAS and Joe Eisenberg, a Professor of Epidemiology. Professor Jagger is an applied economist who uses quantitative social science methods to understand the relationship between population, health, and environment. Eisenberg is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a focus on waterborne and vector borne diseases, and is especially interested in the environmental determinants of infectious diseases. Jagger and Eisenberg lead an Institute for Global Change Biology (IGCB) Working Group focused on developing climate change and health surveillance platforms in low and middle-income country settings.
The position is focused on developing and testing spatially explicit protocols for environmental monitoring and sociodemographic survey instruments for monitoring environmental health risk and outcomes in the context of climate change risk, shocks, and coping strategies in Bangladesh. You will work with an established set of collaborators in Bangladesh and be part of a vibrant postdoctoral community in SEAS and the SPH including the Institute for Global Change Biology postdoc community.
This postdoctoral position will be initially hired for a 12-month period with the potential of renewal for an additional 12 months. Renewal will be based on a demonstration of academic productivity and meeting other expectations of the position. Compensation includes the standard benefits package for postdoctoral researchers at U-M. You will be in-person on campus at least 50% of the time. Remote and flexible work agreements may be made to support partial off-site work at a remote location.
PhD in quantitative social science, geography, epidemiology, or a related field
Some experience in spatial epidemiology (e.g., GIS, remote sensing, and spatial models) and collecting and analyzing primary data
Field-level experience in low and middle-income country settings
Willingness to travel to and conduct fieldwork in Bangladesh for periods of 2-4 weeks
Some experience in preparing research findings for conference presentations and refereed journal articles
Some experience leading the development of manuscripts publication and must show evidence of success in publishing refereed journal articles
The School for Environment and Sustainability (https://seas.umich.edu/) is a collaborative and interdisciplinary school. Our mission includes contributing to the protection of environmental resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. We accomplish this by generating and sharing knowledge, contributing to policy and engaging managers and stakeholders. The University of Michigan is a top-ranked public university with excellence in research and teaching. Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, is a town known for arts, culture, parks and restaurants.
SEAS is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment that respects diverse experiences, promotes generous listening and communications, and discourages and restoratively responds to acts of discrimination, harassment, or injustice. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is deeply rooted in our values for a sustainable and just society.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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