RESEARCH FELLOW Job in University of Michigan

University of Michigan, 503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
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A post-doctoral research position at the University of Michigan (USA) under the supervision of Prof. Herek Clack is anticipated to become available in January 2022 for a one-year term (with the possibility of an extension) for the purposes of leading the bioaerosol aging, exposure, and sampling components of the MITIGATE FLU* study (*Multidisciplinary InvesTIGATion to Ease transmission of inFLUenza) an integrated, multi-site study of influenza transmission.

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MITIGATE FLU is designed to broadly advance our understanding of influenza transmission through the execution of several interdependent study components. Study components range from laboratory experiments to assess virus environmental aging effects; to in vivo studies of influenza transmission among ferrets under controlled environmental conditions; to multi-year, longitudinal epidemiological studies of influenza transmission among children attending instrumented day care centers. As a part of the MITIGATE FLU project, the successful candidate for this post-doctoral research position will contribute to all three study components: (Component 1) Conduct experiments establishing how environmental factors influence the loss of virus viability, using novel bioaerosol suspension techniques; (Component 2) oversee development, construction, and implementation of air handling and environmental controls to be used to expose ferrets to precisely aged influenza aerosols (to be installed in facilities at Univ. of Pittsburgh); (Component 3) oversee the instrumentation of multiple day care classrooms across southeast Michigan for the collection of environmental data and ambient bioaerosol samples concurrent with the onset of flu season across multiple years. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise and mentor masters and doctoral students involved in the MITIGATE FLU study; collect and analyze data, particularly from Component 1 and Component 3; prepare and present findings during quarterly and annual reviews and at relevant conferences; and be proficient at communicating and coordinating their activities with other collaborating members of the MITIGATE FLU team at Emory University, Georgetown University, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, and other divisions within the Univ. of Michigan.

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, atmospheric sciences, or other closely related field.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Demonstrated experience with aerosol sampling and/or characterization instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated experience with bioaerosol sampling, characterization, and assay techniques.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.
  • Proficiency in project management.

Contact Information

Please address cover letter to Professor Herek Clack. If you have any questions, email [email protected]

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

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Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

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College Engineering


Civil & Environmental Engr

Posting Begin/End Date

12/13/2021 – 2/11/2022


$52,704.00 –

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Research Fellows

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