Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Information

DepartmentResilience Center – 637200
Posting Open Date11/24/2021
Application Deadline12/07/2021
Open Until FilledNo
Position TypePostdoctoral Scholar
Position TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy IDPDS003280
Full-time/Part-timeFull-Time Temporary
Hours per week40
Work LocationChapel Hill, NC
Position LocationNorth Carolina, US
Hiring Range$58,000 – $65,000
Proposed Start Date01/17/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment12 Months
Primary Purpose of Organizational UnitThe 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 audiences
– Educating the next generation of hazards researchers and practitioners
Position SummarySelected 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 proposal generation.
Minimum Education and Experience RequirementsPhD in engineering, physical oceanography, physics or another field closely related to coastal hydrodynamics.  
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and ExperienceExperience with numerical modeling of coastal water levels and analysis of coastal water level observational data. 
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and ExperienceKnowledge 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
Special InstructionsThis 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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Department Contact Name and TitleJordan Todd, Sr. HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email[email protected]
Postdoctoral Affairs Contact InformationIf you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to [email protected]
Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
Equal Opportunity Employer StatementThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Optional and Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References

Optional Documents

  1. Writing/research Sample

Supplemental Questions

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