Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment
at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE)
The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H.
Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE) invites applications
for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to begin immediately in its
Energy and Health program.
Cutting methane emissions from oil and gas production is a crucial short-term
strategy to mitigate climate change. Since methane is a powerful climate
pollutant but has a short atmospheric lifetime, reducing emissions now can
reduce warming in the short-term, buying more time for longer-term carbon
reduction strategies. Methane reductions benefit health by reducing regional
fine particulate matter and ozone, two pollutants with large burdens of
mortality, asthma, and other health outcomes. We are looking for a Research
Fellow to perform health impact analyses as part of our project to evaluate
the health benefits of different government policies to reduce emissions from
oil and gas production.
We are a multi-institutional collaborative across Harvard Chan C-CHANGE, the
University of North Carolina (UNC) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
The team is composed of risk, exposure, and health impact assessment experts,
atmospheric scientists, epidemiologists, and engineers. We all share an
interest in ensuring that climate policies are developed that are also health,
equity, and environmental justice forward.
Harvard Chan C-CHANGE performs research on the health impacts of the energy
industry and climate policy, and translates the innovative research from
faculty and students across the Harvard Chan School into actions that improve
public health today and create a more just, sustainable and healthy future for
all. Led by Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Harvard Chan C-CHANGE equips changemakers
with the evidence and tools they need to act now to protect our health. For
more information, please visit: https: // www. hsph.harvard.edu/c-change/
Doctoral degree in environmental health, public health,
atmospheric/environmental sciences or engineering, or related field
Strong data analysis/science/statistical skills
Experience working with geographical information systems (GIS)
Ability to work independently
Strong writing and communication skills
Previous experience with quantitative health impact assessment of air
Familiarity with the R programming language
Familiarity with BenMAP
Experience working with large interdisciplinary teams
Tracy Sachs, Administrative Director
Harvard Chan C-CHANGE
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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