Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong is dedicated to enhancing scholarship, education, research and knowledge transfer in various areas related to the environment and energy, with particular emphasis on issues in the Hong Kong and East Asian regions. IEES is looking for several Postdoctoral Fellow(s) to participate in a research project on the impacts of climate change on air pollution and food production, with a focus on the implications for human health in especially the East Asian region during the coming decades.
Applicants should have a relevant Ph.D. or equivalent and expertise and interest in at least one of the following areas:
- application of a hierarchy of climate and atmospheric chemistry models for simulating air quality at different scales for health impact evaluation
- health impact modeling, and evaluation of model output using air quality and health data
- exposure studies based on management and analysis of air quality data collected at monitoring sites
- emission inventory compilation for past years and future scenarios for long-term air quality model simulations
- implementation of an adjoint model to estimate the sensitivity of pollutants to climate and atmospheric composition
- Earth system model development to better represent soil, vegetation and crop physics and biogeochemistry, and to predict their responses to atmospheric changes
- statistical analysis and diagnostics of observed and modeled data to project the future evolution of agriculture, air quality and climate in an integrated framework.
The appointee(s) will conduct research in the above area(s) under the supervision of Professor Gabriel Ngar-cheung Lau and/or other faculty affiliates of IEES, and perform other duties as assigned.
Appointment will be made on contract basis for two years commencing January 2016 or as soon as practicable, renewable subject to mutual agreement.
Applications and enquiries could be directed to Professor Gabriel Lau at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae (with list of publications and the name and address of three referees), as well as a one-page statement of research interests.
(Posted 8 Oct 2015)