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Postdoctoral Fellow Position (Georgia Tech - Environmental Engineering)

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A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available at Georgia Tech until filled.

About Us
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position with Professor Armistead (Ted) Russell’s research group. The Russell group specializes in air quality engineering and is pursuing the study of the air quality and health impacts of wildland fires as one of its main research tracks. Ongoing fire-related research activities include field studies, evaluation and use of satellite information, and air quality modeling including source apportionment and forecasting of fire impacts. Through active collaborations with public health researchers, the group seeks to relate smoke exposures to various health effects.

Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A.

Job Summary
This position will be funded by the Health Effects Institute for an investigation of the impacts of prescribed and agricultural burns on air quality and human health in the Southeastern US. The work is based on developing smoke exposure fields by estimating fire emissions from available burn data and satellite observations, simulating the contributions of those emissions to particulate matter and ozone levels using an advanced air quality modeling system, and combining the simulation results with observed air quality. Those exposure fields will be used by our collaborators in a large epidemiologic investigation to quantify the health effects due prescribed and agricultural burns. This position will provide the individual an opportunity to engage in many innovative research activities at a time when smoke exposure is a growing concern.

Required Qualifications
A Ph.D. degree in atmospheric science, meteorology or closely related field by the start of the appointment

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working with smoke emission, dispersion, chemistry and transport systems

Experience with data analysis and management

Experience in air quality modeling

Experience with wildland fire research

Some experience in studying the air quality and health impacts of wildland fires

Some knowledge in using satellite fire products

Required Documents to Attach
Cover Letter
1-Page Statement of Research Interest
List of 3 References

Contact Information
For more information about this position, please contact Talat Odman at (

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
A background check must be completed prior to beginning employment.