Wisconsin Harmful Algal Blooms fellowship – Seeking postdoctoral and post Master’s candidates

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Aquatic Sciences Center (UW), home to the University of Wisconsin Water Resources and Sea Grant Institutes, and in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) seek postdoctoral and post-master’s candidates interested in tackling timely science and policy challenges related to water resources management and human health in Wisconsin. Together, these programs will fund a Wisconsin Water Resources Science-Policy Fellow position. This program places a recent master’s or doctoral graduate within a state program full-time for one to two years, with the Fellow bringing technical skills to address water issues and tackle related public health challenges and receiving valuable real-world science-policy experience from the resource professionals who will serve as mentors. This mutually beneficial partnership will result in advancing science to support public health policy decisions as well as valuable training opportunities for new professionals entering the work force.

 This fellowship offers a one-year paid placement within the Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Program at the WDHS in downtown Madison to learn about and help address the important public health challenges of cyanobacterial HABs in Wisconsin. This unique position entails working with both people and data on an emerging One Health issue, focusing on protecting and promoting the health of people, animals, and the environment through bloom-related illness investigation and public health response and outreach efforts.

 We seek applicants from a variety of backgrounds including public health/epidemiology, water resources, climate sciences, social sciences, communications, etc. to conduct ongoing surveillance, detection, investigation, and reporting of human and animal illnesses resulting from exposure to cyanobacterial blooms in Wisconsin and related outreach and education efforts.  More detail including application instructions is in the attached fellowship announcement and also linked here.

The deadline for applications is March 28, 2021. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Hauxwell at jennifer.hauxwell@aqua.wisc.edu.