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Now Hiring: GIS Research Scientist/Engineer 1 (Project/Temporary)

EarthLab is accepting applications for a GIS Research Scientist/Engineer 1. This is a 9-month, full-time appointment with a possible extension for an additional 3 months. 

This position will provide GIS and scientific support for research conducted collaboratively with The Nature Conservancy, that will assess the degree to which stormwater mitigation has the potential to address health inequities as revealed by the Washington State Department of Health Environmental Health Disparities Map. The position will report to Phil Levin, Professor of Practice at UW and a lead scientist with The Nature Conservancy. The pay range for the this position and project budget is $4400-4500/month, depending on experience.

Through this project, we will be able take high-priority stormwater mitigation solutions and map those onto the Health Disparities Map and see potential outcomes for mitigating health disparities. Specifically, we will link the pollution loading in a certain location(s) with the potential for stormwater solutions to mitigate specific pollutants thus reducing environmental health disparities that may be present. This project is unique in that we are focused on the multiple benefits of potential solutions rather than only benefits from improving water quality. For instance, some solutions (e.g. green infrastructure such as street trees) improve water quality by removing pollutants from the air before it can enter stormwater. In this case, water quality is improved and health disparities resulting from improved air quality are also addressed.

In your cover letter, please include your experience, lived or professional, in the area of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, December 6, 2021.

View the full job description and apply now