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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (06/12/2012 02.37)

Methods and modelling for the analysis of Environmental and Health Impact of Air Pollution.

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The aim of PRIN2009 is to study short-term effects of air pollution on the risk of thrombo-embolic diseases and to clarify the relationship between exposure, biomarkers and disease outcomes using epidemiological data on air pollution and health. The project VIIAS focuses on Integrated Environmental and Health Impact Assessment in Italy. It uses exposure modelling and epidemiological effect estimates, to determine the impacts of pollution on mortality and morbidity. The researcher for the present project will estimate through a case-crossover design the short-term effect of air pollution on thrombo-embolic diseases fitting generalized linear models. The researcher will estimate the natural direct effect of epigenetic markers on the frequency of respiratory disorders in childhood. Appropriate causal models will be used. The researcher will fit Bayesian geostatical models to air pollutants’ concentrations data and estimates uncertainty will be validated using non parametric approach.

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Research Fields

Medical sciences - Other

Eligibility criteria

PhD in Statistics or Mathematics

Selection process

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination, by means of an interview

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget22946.28
Frequency of calls1 anno
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year22946.28
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE – Dipartimento di Statistica

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