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Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Data-Driven Water Quality Risk Modeling
The Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to work on two projects related to data analysis and modeling of microbial pathogens transmitted from environmental exposures. Exposures focus on transmission of Legionnaires' disease from exposure to building water and development of predictive models for fecal contamination in surface water environments.
Perform sensor calibration and data collection from water quality sensors and probes, modeling of collected data, and communication of results
Perform laboratory analysis of environmental samples including microbial analysis, machine learning and risk analysis
Work with large pathogen dataset to develop predictive models of fecal indicator microorganisms for surface water quality monitoring and policy
Coordinate with project teams
Prepare manuscripts and reports
Mentor graduate and undergraduate students
Applicants must have a recent PhD (within the past four years).
Experience with sensor calibration
Experience with machine learning
Experience with analysis of large datasets
Interest in risk analysis including Monte Carlo modeling, bootstrapping, jackknife analysis, and probabilistic analysis
Interest in environmental sampling and analysis
Strong written and oral communication skills
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting and laboratory subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating; a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distance to perform work.
Some field work is required.
Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 25 pounds.
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and / or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.
May be required to wear personal protective equipment before entering laboratories such as lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, closed toe shoes and respirator.