This postdoctoral researcher will advance the goals of the US Global Change Research Program’s (USGCRP) Climate and Health Monitor and Outlook (CHMO) activity, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Research and Development Vision Areas for 2020-2026, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Public Health Framework for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases in Humans. In particular, the researcher will explore opportunities to develop and transition climate/weather and health models and research into new information products and services for vector-borne disease prediction, and early warning prevention.
The researcher will be part of the climate/weather and health research and practice community, building bridges between state and local health officials, weather and climate service providers, researchers, and federal staff. The researcher may engage with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, the MIDAS Network, CDC’s Open Epidemic Forecasting Community, U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability Program, the American Meteorological Society, and the American Geophysical Union, to enhance connections between these communities, develop workshops, and encourage collaboration.
A key mechanism that will facilitate all four of the activities areas above is the CDC’s Epidemic Prediction Initiative (EPI). The fellow will work closely with CDC and NOAA staff to support development, coordination, and evaluation of existing and new challenges focused on West Nile disease, as well as other arboviral diseases like dengue fever, and relevant vector prediction challenges such as for Aedes and Culex mosquitoes. The researcher will also work with team members from many other agencies affiliated with the USGCRP Cross-cutting Interagency Working Group for Climate and Health (CCHHG).
This position will be located at the NOAA Global Systems Laboratory in Boulder, CO, with regular visits to the CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) in Fort Collins, CO.
To apply: Postdoctoral-Researcher_REQ-2022-188-1
Application deadline: June 17, 2022