The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is seeking an experienced Research Staff Assistant for the observatory's International Research Institute. Candidate will support the delivery of current and new research and capacity building initiatives focused on the implementation of both our NOAA's "International Research and Application Project" (IRAP), on the impact of climate on Aedes-borne disease transmission, and the sister project "Prevention of Arbovirus Transmission" (ARBOPREVENT), funded by the Swedish Research Council. Work will involve interacting with IRI staff and Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today for Tomorrow (ACToday) partners to undertake research and deliver analysis, reports and, as appropriate, contributions to formal peer-reviewed publications in the area of the role of climate in the environmental suitability of transmission of Aedes-borne diseases in the US, the Caribbean and world-wide.
Under the direction of the research scientist, assist research in climate services and food/nutrient security. This includes gathering data, performing specific analysis, preparing reports and contributing to (and leading as appropriate) formal peer-reviewed publications in the nexus of climate and health, especially for the impact of climate on Aedes-borne disease transmission in the US and world-wide.
Facilitate, develop materials for, and participate in research and capacity building meetings, workshops and trainings, involving in-region travel, primarily in the US and the Caribbean, and coordination with partners and stakeholders.
Communicate effectively with the research team and project management teams (at the IRI and Umea University, Sweden) about ongoing activities and goals.
Coordinate and contribute to preparing project reports and outreach materials (including web features and newsletters), as needed.
Will receive close supervision and direction by Research Scientist(s).
Bachelor's Degree and prior exposure to the field of climate and society.
Bachelor degree, and prior exposure to the field of climate and society. Experience with climate research required. Demonstrable knowledge of R and Python coding languages. The candidate is required to have excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Fluency in Spanish is preferred. Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, and with development partners internationally. Ability to take initiative and work independently with strong attention to detail and coordinated efforts.
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