[ES_JOBS_NET] High Meadows Post-Doctoral Atmospheric Science Fellow, EDF, Austin, TX

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Wed Jun 28 09:18:02 MDT 2017


Environmental Defense Fund Careers
High Meadows Post-Doctoral Atmospheric Science Fellow

Fellowships  Austin, Texas


*With world attention focused on both the environment and the
economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and
business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with
programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade
by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based
approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse
perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on
results are a way of life.*

*The Office of Chief Scientist is the nexus of science at EDF, ensuring
that the science that is the backbone for EDF policy positions is based on
the best available information. To be most effective in this role the
Office of Chief Scientist provides programmatic support for all scientists
at EDF and fosters relationships with scientists outside the organization.*


For two years, EDF and Google have partnered with the University of Texas
to collect over 10 million air pollution measurements in the San Francisco
Bay Area using research-grade instruments mounted on Google Street View
This unprecedented data set shows that air pollution levels can vary
dramatically—sometimes by factors of two-to six—over spatial scales as
small as a city block.  Two additional vehicles will begin collecting
similar data in Texas starting in 2017.

EDF seeks a 2-year post-doctoral fellow to work at the interface of science
and policy with EDF’s existing team of scientists and external research
collaborators to investigate the rich air pollution datasets help and help
translate this new data into future actions to reduce air pollution to
improve health.

The successful candidate should be a recent Ph.D. recipient with experience
in Atmospheric Science. The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to the
Associate Chief Scientist and be based in EDF’s Austin, TX office.  The
2-year fellowship can begin immediately. Internally, the selected candidate
will belong to a cohort of post-docs at EDF. Continued professional
development through mentoring and workshops will be provided.


   - Analyze and interpret mobile air pollution data to characterize
   emission sources that give rise to fine-scale air pollution hotspots.
   - Develop quantitative metrics that enable comparison of fine-scale air
   pollution data across communities.
   - Recommend sampling strategies to optimally characterize community air
   quality while identifying hot spots.
   - Create automated algorithms to visually present spatially explicit
   measurements and quantify the influence of hot spots on ambient exposures.
   - Become familiar with and keep up-to-date on the relevant scientific
   and policy literature, and synthesize and disseminate that information for
   EDF scientists, economists, and policy specialists.
   - Draft papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and
   reports/fact sheets/blog posts for general audiences on the topic of focus
   where appropriate.
   - The fellow is encouraged to pursue projects and collaborations in
   her/his own areas of interest.


   - A recent Ph.D. (preferably from Princeton University) in Atmospheric
   Science, or a relevant specialty in the natural sciences, engineering, or
   environmental studies.
   - A track record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations at
   scientific conferences.
   - Demonstrated excellence in rigorous scientific analyses, and in oral
   and written communication of scientific concepts to general audiences.
   - Intellectual agility and comfort with working across disciplines and
   learning new skills (on-the-job training will be provided to familiarize
   the successful candidate with media and policy skills and issues).
   - A passion for environmental protection, a commitment to rigorous
   analysis, creativity (and a dose of pragmatism) in the real-world
   application of scientific theory to practice, and knowledge of relevant
   environmental policy issues.
   - Ability to work independently, manage time efficiently, and
   collaborate effectively with diverse colleagues in a fast-paced environment.
   - Interest in interpreting research findings for policy applications.
   - Interdisciplinary research experience strongly preferred.
   - A passion for environmental protection, a commitment to rigorous
   analysis, creativity (and a dose of pragmatism) in the real-world
   application of scientific theory to practice, and knowledge of relevant
   environmental policy issues.
   - Strong quantitative skills (statistical analysis, modeling, spatial
   - Willingness to travel.

*Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is
unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be
contacted directly if selected as a candidate.*

*Environmental Defense Fund* is an equal opportunity employer where an
applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic
information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any
other basis prohibited by law.
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