Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Associate

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Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Academic Category&Field of Expertise: Engineering: Civil/Environmental Engineering
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Position Description - A Postdoctoral position at the rank of Research Associate is available at Lehigh University, in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. The Research Associate will be supervised by Dr. Paolo Bocchini, and work on a funded interdisciplinary project on innovative modeling of regional hazards. The successful candidate will have a strong background in computational modeling and probabilistic methods applied to civil engineering.
Requirements - A Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in civil engineering or other discipline related with the project. - Strong personal, verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated through a record of journal papers, conference presentations and/or grant proposals. - Ability to coordinate the day-to-day activities of a new project, involving researchers in different departments.
Desired skills and experience
- Expertise in natural hazard modeling, regional analysis, hurricanes and storm surges.
- Expertise in random functions and their simulation.
- Expertise in infrastructure resilience and community resilience research.
- Previous experience with high-performance computing.
For 150 years, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation's most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Lehigh is ranked best in the USA (third in the world) for research in Civil Engineering by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, which according to Wikipedia is “one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures”, especially focused on research. Lehigh’s four colleges provide graduate and undergraduate education to approximately 7,000 students. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lehigh is 80 miles west of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia, providing an accessible and convenient location that offers an appealing mix of urban and rural lifestyles. The Lehigh Valley International Airport is just six miles from campus. Lehigh Valley cities and towns are regularly listed among the best places to live in the country. Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lehigh is also a 2010 recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant for promoting the careers of women in academic science and engineering. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits, including partner benefits. Lehigh University also has programs and policies designed to help balance the responsibilities of the professional and personal lives (see also

Review of Applications - The initial appointment will cover one year, with the possibility to be extended, with a competitive salary and benefits package. The review of applications will start on February 1, 2019, and it will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. The appointment is expected to start in the Summer 2019.
Application packages should be submitted online at Inquiries can be sent via email to [email protected]

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Lehigh University is a 2010 recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant.

Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits.
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Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. Lehigh Valley Inter-regional Networking & Connecting (LINC) is a newly created regional network of diverse organizations designed to assist new hires with dual career, community and cultural transition needs. For more information,
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Posted: 12/13/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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