Positions

Postdocs:

We have a vacancy for a 2-year postdoc position at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando. The successful candidate will be working in the Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department (CECE) and National Center for Integrated Coastal Research (NCICR) (https://www.ucf.edu/faculty/feature/national-center-for-integrated-coastal-research/). The position offers the unique opportunity to work with a highly interdisciplinary team, including colleagues from multiple departments and colleges at UCF and other universities nationally and internationally.

The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Thomas Wahl and work on the broad topic of assessing compound flooding from storm surge, wave impacts, river discharge, and/or precipitation for the US coastline, and the development of appropriate tools to include such events in risk analysis and design concepts. Parts of the funds will be covered by a UCF Preeminent Postdoctoral Scholar fellowship (including a 5k stipend for travel or other research related expenses managed by the candidate). This leaves room for the successful candidate to pursue own research ideas (aligned with the supervisor’s background and interests), produce high-level publications, assist in student advising, and be involved in other projects we are currently working on (ranging from local/regional erosion and flood risk assessments, through large-scale storm surge modelling, to multi-hazard events). The successful candidate will gain experience and be expected to assist in grant writing and teaching activities.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Statistics, Geosciences, Physical Oceanography, or other relevant field. Experience in using multivariate extreme value models (e.g. Copulas) and technical programming (e.g. MATLAB, R, Python) is required. Experience in working with climate data and time series analysis, and a strong interest in the broad field of coastal risk analysis is desired.

Please send your application package (including a cover letter with a short research statement, updated resume, and contact details of two professional references) to t.wahl@ucf.edu. The start date for the position is January 2019 (fixed) and the position will be open until filled (review of applications will begin 10 September). Please don’t hesitate to contact me under the email address listed above in case you have additional questions.

Students:

Students interested in pursuing graduate studies on any of the topics listed under Research and background in a related field, please contact me under t.wahl@ucf.edu.

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