Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Department Civil and Environmental Engineering Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Requisition Number P19082 Open Date 04/10/2019 Close Date Benefits Eligible Yes Position Summary

A postdoctoral researcher is sought for a position in Infrastructure Resilience in Coastal Settings working under the advisement of Dr. Jamie Padgett in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. The successful candidate will primarily serve as a postdoctoral fellow in the NIST-funded Center of Excellence (COE) on Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning, conducting research on infrastructure risk and resilience assessment in the face of multiple hazards, and support multi-disciplinary research on community resilience. The postdoc will play an important role activities and related researchalong the lines of multi-hazard risk and resilience. The anticipated scope of the work includes modeling the reliability of coastal infrastructure, with an emphasis on multi-modal and intermodal transportation infrastructure and its interdependence with other systems when subjected to storm surge and flooding; developing models of recovery; and developing risk informed decision models to support coastal resilience enhancement for current and projected conditions.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree Major/Discipline

Civil engineering, systems engineering, coastal engineering or a related field.

Education Preferred Experience Required No experience required Type of Experience Experience Preferred

- Have a strong background in systems reliability, probabilistic risk assessment with emphasis on hurricanes/surge/flooding, and resilience quantification
- Expertise in regional assessment, network analysis and applications of statistical surrogate modeling are preferred

Skills Required

- Experience in coding in Matlab and/or python – Working knowledge of GIS and Jupyter notebooks
- Use of LS-DYNA, OpenSees or other finite element software

Skills Preferred

- Experience with software or coding is preferred but not required

Physical Demands

Must be able to complete laboratory work. May require minor lifting (10lbs).

Working Conditions

May be required to work extended hours to meet research project requirements.

Security Sensitive Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Provide two sample publications. (upload under writing sample).

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/19100 Job Duties

Job Duty Name Laboratory Description of Job Duty

- Conducts research on infrastructure risk and resilience assessment in the face of multiple hazards, and support multi-disciplinary research on community resilience
- Conducts research and related research activities along the lines of multi-hazard risk and resilience
- Anticipated scope of the work includes modeling the reliability of coastal infrastructure, with an emphasis on multi modal and intermodal transportation infrastructure and its interdependence with other systems when subjected to storm surge and flooding
- Develops risk informed decision models to support coastal resilience enhancement for current and projected conditions

Percentage of Time 75 Job Duties

Job Duty Name Research Work Description of Job Duty

- Works with systems reliability, probabilistic risk assessment with emphasis on hurricanes/surge/flooding, and resilience quantification
- Conducts coding in Matlab and/or python; working knowledge of GIS and Jupyter notebooks; use of LS-DYNA, OpenSees or other finite element software
- Prepares manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed publications
- Prepares presentations for internal and external meetings

Percentage of Time 15 Job Duties

Job Duty Name Meetings Description of Job Duty

- Meets project deadlines and reporting requirements
- Attends and participates in laboratory meetings
- Meets with larger collaborative group
- Meets individually with Dr. Jamie Padgett and other members of the research team
- Facilitates collaborations with the multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional project team

Percentage of Time 10 Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Writing Sample 2
Optional Documents
  1. References/Recommendation Request
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in civil engineering, systems engineering, coastal engineering or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/11/2019
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