Post-Doctoral Associate Position in the Northeast Center of Excellence in Climate Change & Emerging Infectious Disease

A Post-Doctoralposition is available within the research cluster “Predicting current and future human risk of infection with vector-borne pathogens in the Northeast and the US”, in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at University at Albany, SUNY.

This research project is in collaboration with the Arbovirus Laboratory, Wadsworth Center in Albany NY. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in fields related to Climate Science, Environmental Science, Biostatistics or modeling of dynamical systems. This position will involve data analytics and computer-based modeling of climate effects on vector biology and disease spread with focus on the northeast US.


Candidates should have a record of scientific rigor, creativity, and ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary research team. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required.


Preferred qualifications for the position include: experience in the analysis of the physical climate system by means of statistical data analysis, and research background in the nexus between regional climate change and public health. Applicants are expected to have a proven record of computer coding skills (e.g. Python, R or an equivalent high-level programming language) for quantitative data analysis. Ideal for the interdisciplinary collaboration is a background in infectious disease modeling.


The Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University at Albany has a wide-ranged research and education program in atmospheric sciences, climate research and environmental studies. The department also partners with the UAlbany’s Research IT (RIT) group.

This partnership provides access to a DAES-funded Linux computing cluster with 32 Infiniband-connected nodes. Wadsworth Center is a division of the New York State Department of Health, located in Albany, NY, and includes academic programs from the University at Albany, School of Public Health. The Wadsworth Center houses state-of-the-art core facilities in molecular and structural biology, genomics and bioinformatics. Furthermore, the Postdoctoral Researcher will interact with other members of the research cluster located at the IRI, Columbia University.


Albany offers a reasonable cost of living, diverse cultural activities and easy access to the beautiful Adirondacks, Berkshires and Catskill

Mountains: it is an ideal location for outdoor activities year round.


The position is available immediately for 1 1/2 years with potential renewal, depending on funding and performance.


This is a grant funded position administered by Health Research Inc., an “Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans.”


For additional information and how to apply please contact:



Dr. Oliver Elison Timm, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University at Albany


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