Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Department of Health Policy and Management of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position utilizing scientific and financial support from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The position is with Columbia University with scientific and financial support from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). This is a two-year position beginning July 1, 2022, through June 30,2024.

This position will support activities on funded research grants aimed at performing a systematic assessment of the health-related economic costs attributable to climate-sensitive events in New York City (NYC), with a special emphasis on equity and climate justice. This policy-relevant research task, which aims to better understand and quantify the economic valuation of climate-sensitive health outcomes, is part of an interdisciplinary, inter-institute project to understand the impacts of climate change on NYC.

The output of this project is to inform NYC about climate vulnerability and impact in order for the city to develop equitable adaptation strategies to mitigate potential climate harms. The task combines expertise in epidemiology, demography, statistical modeling, and economic valuation. The ideal candidate would have expertise in at least two of those areas, with a strong interest in collaborating on the others. Experience with climate change and health impacts assessments, health, environmental, and economic datasets, or innovative dataset linkage methods would be additional pluses. An interdisciplinary interest and desire to have a policy impact is essential.

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references via

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Preferred Qualifications
Doctoral degree (at start date) in a relevant field (e.g., health policy, epidemiology, or related fields)
Analytical skills
Statistical analysis
Economic valuation

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