Postdoctoral Fellow -- Air Quality

Postdoctoral Fellow -- Air Quality

  • Atlanta, United States
Postdoctoral Fellow -- Air Quality
Job description

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for two postdoctoral fellow positions in Prof. Armistead (Ted) Russell’s and Dr. Talat Odman’s research group. The Russell/Odman group specializes in air quality engineering and is pursuing the study of the health and environmental impacts of air pollution and related air quality policies. One of their main research tracks is the development and application of advanced methods to assess the impacts of particular pollution sources. Ongoing research activities include field studies, evaluation and use of satellite information, air quality modeling, source apportionment, and forecasting at various scales, from local to global. Through advanced modeling, analysis and evaluations, the group seeks to relate air pollution sources to exposures and support air quality and health policy analyses.

One post-doc position focuses on the investigation of the impacts of wildland fires on air quality and human health. The work is based on modeling/forecasting fire emissions, developing fine-scale smoke plume models, coupling those models with advanced air quality modeling systems, simulating/forecasting the contributions of fire emissions to particulate matter and ozone levels, and evaluating model performance using field measurements and satellite observations. This position will provide the individual an opportunity to engage in many innovative research activities at a time when smoke exposure is a growing concern.

Another post-doc position focuses on the impacts of emissions related to the transportation of cargo. The tasks are similar to those listed under the first position above, except the emphasis is on airport, seaport, railyard and warehouse emissions, in addition to other emissions, and in their interactions with other emissions. This position will provide an opportunity to engage in research activities related to environmental justice concerns.

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community.

Desired skills and experience

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in engineering, atmospheric science, meteorology or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in numerical modeling and data analysis
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

Required Documents to Attach:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • 1-Page Statement of Research Interest
  • List of 3 References

Contact Information:

For more information about this position, please contact Talat Odman at (

About the employer

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Areas of Research
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Atmospheric Physics & Meteorology