The California Air Resources Board (CARB), Research Division, Population Studies Section is seeking an individual with expertise in the health impacts of air pollution exposure or expertise in a related health science, a strong background in statistical analysis, and a desire to work in a nationally and internationally recognized air pollution control agency. CARB’s mission is to promote and protect California’s public health, welfare, and ecological resources by reducing air pollution while recognizing and considering the effects on the state’s economy. Some of CARB’s highest priorities are examining how air pollutants, climate change, and public policy impact public health.
The successful candidate will work with a diverse team of CARB scientists on in-house studies and extramural research that helps to provide the information used as the basis of many of CARB’s air pollution and climate change regulatory activities. The responsibilities of the candidate will include work on research projects that investigate issues related to the health impacts of air pollution statewide, at the regional level, and in local communities. Additionally, the successful candidate will investigate ways that sustainable community design can affect air pollution exposures and public health. Effective communication of health research results to management, the general public, local air districts, and Members of the Board is an essential component of this position.
Some travel may be required.
Required documents (Please submit your application through the link provided):
Employment Application Form (STD678)
Degree or Transcript
In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
Applicants should be motivated to contribute to the mission of CARB and have a keen interest in working on the health effects of air pollution. Experience in the health sciences, public health, or a related biological science, and a background in biostatistics are needed. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse stakeholder group including the public, other government agencies, and research organizations, and strong interpersonal and leadership skills are necessary. The ability to work proactively and efficiently on multiple projects with firm deadlines is expected. The qualified applicant should be a motivated team player with an enthusiastic attitude and the dedication to work on some of the most important issues of our time. The ability to interpret the health and statistical significance of research findings is required. Familiarity with methods and protocols employed to evaluate how air pollution impacts people and communities is helpful. Experience in health and exposure assessments, environmental physiology, epidemiology, and GIS are also helpful, but not required.
Internal Number: JC-113393
About California Air Resources Board, Research Division
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is charged with protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution and developing programs and actions to fight climate change. From requirements for clean cars and fuels to adopting innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California has pioneered a range of effective approaches that have set the standard for effective air and climate programs for the nation, and the world.