Department Resilience Center - 637200
Posting Open Date 11/24/2021
Application Deadline 12/07/2021
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003280
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $58,000 - $65,000
Proposed Start Date 01/17/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Center for Natural Hazards Resilience conducts research and education to
enhance the resilience of the nation's people, infrastructure, economies, and
the natural environment to the impacts of coastal hazards such as floods and
hurricanes, including the effects of climate change.
Examples of Resilience Center projects and programs include:
- Advancing the capabilities of the ADCIRC storm surge model and the ADCIRC
Prediction System to deliver high-resolution storm surge and flooding
predictions for approaching storms
- Studies to advance coastal community planning to build resilience
- Assistance to federal, state, and local governments to develop better
predictions of coastal hazards and to integrate these into better mitigation,
response and recovery planning
- Improved communication of present day and future coastal risk to multiple
- Educating the next generation of hazards researchers and practitioners
Selected individual will work on enhancements to the ADCIRC Prediction System
real time coastal water level / inundation forecasting system including
implementation and testing of data assimilation, enhanced meteorological
forcing and extension to include freshwater and compound flooding. Additional
opportunities may include assisting with coastal water level reanalysis
studies and predicting water levels under future climate scenarios. The
selected individual will be expected to initiate and collaborate on
manuscripts for publication, present results at conferences, assist with
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
PhD in engineering, physical oceanography, physics or another field closely
related to coastal hydrodynamics.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience with numerical modeling of coastal water levels and analysis of
coastal water level observational data.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Knowledge of and experience with Fortran, Matlab, and Python computer
languages, and high-performance computing. Demonstrated ability to work
independently and as part of a group. Strong writing skills, e.g., as
demonstrated by publications.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
This is a 1-year initial appointment with possibility for additional 1-year
reappointments. Please include a list of at least 3 references who are
familiar with your past work that is specifically related to this position.
Please include any relevant publications.
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Optional and Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae / Resume
List of References
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