This post is for a highly motivated individual wishing to join the Water and Environmental Management Research Centre (WEMRC) as a Research Associate. The Research Associate will work on a project jointly funded by NERC and ESRC in the UK and NSFC in China. The purpose of this role is to develop a holistic thinking framework and the next generation systems modelling platform for sustainable economic development considering social welfare and well-being to increase resilience to natural hazards in earthquake prone regions in China. The researcher will liaise with the collaborating partners in China, make frequent fields trips in the earthquake regions in China (to communicate with local communities using a bilingual skill of Chinese and English), collect and analyse hazard information, study structural and non-structural mitigation measures, and implement a holistic decision support system in the pilot study site.
In particular, the researcher will have the following responsibilities: 1) to develop a Disaster Risk Information System; 2) to study mechanisms and processes of interacting multi-hazards influenced by earthquakes, climate change and human activities; 3) to analyse holistic disaster risk assessments and mitigation measures; and 4) to develop a whole systems resilience modelling platform for sustainable economic development and social welfare.
This post is offered on an open ended contract (with funding up to 31st October 2018) with a start date on 1 July 2017.
Closing date for applications is mid-night on Monday 20th February 2017
Informal enquiries can be made to: Prof Dawei Han, [email protected], Tel. Tel: +44 117 3315739