Global Infrastructure Risk and Resilience Analyst

University of Oxford

Oxford, UK 🇬🇧

Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

We are seeking a Global infrastructure risk and resilience analyst to advance our research on global transport, energy and water infrastructure networks and the consequences of failure for supply chains and the economy.

The successful candidate will advance our research on global infrastructure networks and the consequences of failure for supply chains and the economy. You will work with the rapidly emerging global datasets of infrastructure, including databases of power plants, highways, railways, ports, airports and flight schedules, cable connections, mobile connectivity and large dams, along with multi-sector, multi-region economic datasets. You will focus on modelling the economic risks to supply chains due to infrastructure network failures. You will advance our methods for inferring connectivity, interdependence and attribute users to the assets. You will quantify hotspots of infrastructure vulnerability and compute a variety of metrics of risk, to provide a platform for testing potential disruption scenarios, for example due to extreme events, and their propagation though global infrastructure networks. You will assemble and create novel data on a range of different natural hazards and infrastructure networks.

You must hold a PhD or equivalent research experience in a field involving geospatial analysis, network analysis, economic modelling and/or risk analysis. Research experience and a strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field is essential. You will have experience of high-level programming (e.g. Python) for systems analysis and experience in supervising staff. You will also have experience of the integration of heterogeneous models and datasets in systems analysis. Awareness of, and interest in developing, good practice in software design and development, including testing, version control, design and documentation is essential.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in SoGE. SoGE and the ECI are committed to equality and value diversity.

This is a full-time post for 24 months.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 18 January 2023, and interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.

Contact Person: HR Assistant

Vacancy ID: 162608

Contact Phone: 01865 285082

Closing Date & Time: 18-Jan-2023 12:00


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Salary (£): 43414 – 51805

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