[ES_JOBS_NET] Joint CDC-NCAR Postdoctoral Fellow in Vector-borne Disease Research

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Apr 14 16:53:45 MDT 2016

Job Number 16339

Joint CDC-NCAR Postdoctoral Fellow in Vector-borne Disease Research

This is a full-time, 2-year term position. This fellow will divide
his/her time between Fort Collins, CO and Boulder, CO

The fellow hired for this position will conduct research on current
and future health risks. The fellow will collaborate with the CDC’s
Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) in Fort Collins, CO. The
fellow will acquire specific training in atmospheric and climate
research following NCAR’s established advanced study postdoctoral
training program (ASP), as well as training in public health at CDC.
The goal is to increase the number of scientists with the appropriate
experience and training to conduct research in the emerging field of
weather, climate and health.

In this position, in collaboration with CDC’s DVBD, the fellow will
focus on research that will include development of spatially- and
temporally-explicit models to predict the risk of vector-borne
diseases such as human plague, Lyme disease, tularemia, dengue,
chikungunya, Zika, and West Nile viruses. The population dynamics of
disease vectors (e.g., fleas, mosquitoes, ticks) are linked to many
factors, among them climatic variables such as temperature, humidity
and precipitation; therefore, the position will focus on the
ecological and disease expertise necessary to develop and employ
useful disease risk models for present and future (i.e., predictive)

  The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with scientists and other
professionals at CDC, NCAR, universities, and public health agencies
undertaking research on weather, climate and human health. The fellow
will be expected to submit the results of the research to
peer-reviewed journals and present research at scientific meetings.

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