Air pollution prediction and environmental justice

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North Carolina State University
Job Description

The Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU) is seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to work on a funded project on air pollution prediction in disadvantaged communities using machine learning.

The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of experts including faculties from atmospheric science, computer science, statistics, urban planning, and the Center for Human Health and the Environment at NCSU. The position will also involve interactions with an environmental justice NGO and local communities. In addition to this project, the successful candidates have the room to develop other research projects on air pollution and greenhouse gases using atmospheric chemistry models, satellite observations, and data science and statistical methods (see detailed research interest at The initial appointment is 1 year, with the possibility of extension depending on mutual satisfaction.


The candidate must have a Ph.D. in a related field by the time of appointment. Experience with machine learning and statistical modeling, satellite observations, atmospheric chemistry models, high-performance computing, and programming (Python, MATLAB, etc.) is highly desired.

Interested candidates should email Dr. Zhen Qu ( their CV, a cover letter with research interests, and the contact information of 3 references. The review of applications starts immediately. The expected start date is summer 2023 but is negotiable.

About NCSU

North Carolina State University is located in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, and is part of the Research Triangle Park (RTP) with many career-related resources, e.g., the US EPA RTP campus, the Research Triangle Institute, and environmental engineering firms. Raleigh is a hub for cultural attractions in North Carolina, with several state-of-the-art performance venues, museums, and art galleries. Here you will find a vibrant, eclectic mix of people from all over the US and the world. In addition, it is easy to access nature — the Atlantic Ocean is two hours to the east, and the Blue Ridge Mountains are 3.5 hours to the west. More details are here: