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Senior Air Quality Scientist
Austin, TX (flexible for other EDF offices)
Term: This is a 2-year position. Upon conclusion of the term, the term may be renewed based on funding and programmatic need.
The Senior Air Quality Scientist will be a core member of an interdisciplinary team working to demonstrate and scale hyperlocal air quality assessments patterned on the work of EDF and partners using Google Street View cars (See Apte et al. 2017, ES&T). The Senior Air Quality Scientist will provide scientific leadership and contribute to the team's goal of accelerating the adoption and impact of air pollution mitigation strategies in diverse geographies by refining hyperlocal data collection, analysis and presentation approaches. A priority is the integration of measurements with air quality models or other methods to enable attribution of fine-scale air pollution enhancements to specific sources. This work is expected to result in scientific publications, as well as "in-house" analyses for use by other staff and written materials aimed at policy makers, journalists, and the public at large.
The Senior Air Quality Scientist will report to the Associate Chief Scientist and be based in Austin, Texas, although the location is negotiable.
This position will be located in the Austin, TX office or another agreed upon EDF office.
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.