Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to collaborate on natural disaster risk modeling and civil infrastructure systems. The successful applicant will have opportunities to work on up to three different National Science Foundation projects. The projects address earthquake resilience modeling for water and electric power systems, developing a computational framework to provide decision support for regional hurricane risk policy-making, and using machine learning with smartphone location data to improve understanding of hurricane evacuation behavior. The balance between the projects can be determined to meet the candidate’s interests and expertise. The researcher will join an interdisciplinary team of civil engineers, social scientists, and physical scientists as we take innovative approaches to pressing societal problems.
Applications should be submitted electronically to Prof. Rachel Davidson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, email@example.com, and should include a CV and a cover letter summarizing relevant background and interests, date of availability, and a list of 3 references with their email addresses.
The University is conveniently located an hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and within 2.5 hours of Washington, DC, New York, and the beaches. The successful candidate may work remotely.
Disaster Research Center: https://www.drc.udel.edu/
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering: https://ce.udel.edu/
University of Delaware: http://www.udel.edu
The candidate should have a strong background in mathematical modeling. Expertise in optimization will be particularly useful; simulation, machine learning, and statistics will be helpful as well. Interest and background related to earthquakes or hurricanes is a plus. In addition, strong oral and written English communication skills, experience preparing papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and an ability to work independently are desirable.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications/experience.
About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware (UD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html