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Environmental Postdoctoral Researcher

Oregon Tech

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Environmental Postdoctoral Researcher

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Department Summary

The Center for Advancing Interdisciplinary Research on the Environment and Health (AIRE Center) at the Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) invites applications for a research associate to work on a project funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The project will examine the relationship between wildfire related air quality and burdens placed on hospital systems in Southern Oregon. Primary goals of the project include developing data driven public health interventions and investigating the chemical composition of indoor and outdoor particulate matter.

Position Summary
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in an ongoing project related to air quality and hospitalizations in Southern Oregon and will be encouraged to develop an independent research agenda related to the topic. Duties include gathering, managing, analyzing, and reporting data in accordance with project goals, contributing to the dissemination of research findings, submitting funding proposals, and participating in long-range research planning.

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in environmental science, epidemiology, public health, data science or related field
  • Demonstrated experience using quantitative research methods, statistical data analysis methods, and the ability to use statistical software packages such as R, SAS, or STATA
  • Experience analyzing air quality data and/or electronic medical records
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision ensuring ethical conduct of research, meeting timelines, and producing high quality results in an environment with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to effectively and respectfully work, communicate, and collaborate in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings.

Additional Requirements

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as databases and specialized programs.
  • Ability to maintain comprehensive and clear records of actions, findings, and source documents as indicated.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Initial review of applications will begin on September 16, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration.

To apply, visit:

Then, upload the following elements to your application.
1. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
2. A resume/curriculum vitae.
3. Statement of research interests.

AA/EEO Statement:

Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resources.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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