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Postdoctoral Scholar, Aerosol-Driven Diseases

University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California
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Oct 24, 2021

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Postdoctoral Scholar, Aerosol-Driven Diseases

University of California San Diego

Position overview Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar Employee Salary range: Commensurate with Experience Application Window

Open date: September 3rd, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UC San Diego School of Medicine (SoM), School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), and Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI), are searching for one or more postdoctoral fellows to conduct research on aerosol-driven diseases, with a focus on Kawasaki Disease (KD) and KD-like illnesses. The fellow(s) will join an interdisciplinary team at UC San Diego working to understand the connections between biological aerosols, their environmental drivers, and incidence of KD both locally in the greater San Diego region and globally. Fellow(s) will be given a research budget and office space, and will be invited to participate in seminars and scholarly activities across these campus divisions. Though not required, fellows will have the option to teach one or two topical data-science related classes during their appointment.

We are seeking exceptional candidates with experience in integration and analysis of disparate types of high-dimensional data (e.g., patient records, atmospheric data, genetic analysis data), a track record of creative thinking, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and communication. Comfort with programming and statistical analysis of either environmental data or genetic/medical data are essential, as is a willingness to generously learn and teach within and across the disciplinary boundaries of our collaboration. The illnesses under study disproportionately affect certain subsets of the population, and so we also seek candidates who are passionate about environmental and health justice, in addition to espousing a commitment to excellence through diversity within the university.

All applications received by September 30, 2021 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Postdoc positions will normally start January 1, 2022. Positions are normally for two years. Appointments and salary are commensurate with research experience and accomplishments following current UC San Diego guidelines.

Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in a relevant environmental or health science field (including but not limited to: data science, environmental science,, atmospheric science, health informatics, genetic analysis, etc. ) and a research track record in the relevant domain by the start of appointment.

Application Requirements Document requirements

• Cover Letter

• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our site for more information.

• Statement of Research (Optional)

• Statement of Teaching - Applicants should specify any teaching experience they have, especially related to data science, and any activities that have broadened participation and that support institutional goals for equity and diversity


• Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

• 3 letters of reference required

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The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location La Jolla, CA

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