Postdoctoral Scholar with Distinguished Professor Efi Foufoula-Georgiou and Professor Tirtha Banerjee
Recruitment Period Open date: September 25th, 2019 Next review date:Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. Description
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position beginning November 2019.
We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in a research project studying wildfires from hydrological, meteorological and engineering perspectives, especially focusing on fires at the wildland-urban interfaces (WUI), fragmented landscapes and complex topography. The project will involve using remote sensing and hydrometeorological techniques to examine the effects of land use patterns, drought, tree mortality and active management techniques on fire behavior. Additionally, multi-fidelity models incorporating land-vegetation-atmosphere feedbacks under different climate scenarios and fire-atmosphere interactions will be used to quantify fire risks and mitigation techniques. The modeling activities will help develop parameterizations to represent fire behavior in large scale weather and climate models.
The candidate should have a strong publication record, strong analytical skills and a background in turbulent fluid mechanics/hydrology/weather and climate models/atmospheric dynamics and computer programming skills in Fortran/Python/MATLAB. Experience in high-performance computing, remote sensing and handling large data sets is preferable. Responsibilities will include designing and running numerical experiments, analyzing data from past events and measurement campaigns, developing process-level understanding and leading peer-reviewed publications.
The postdoctoral scholar will collaborate within the research groups of Distinguished Professor Efi Foufoula-Georgiou and Professor Tirtha Banerjee at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine. There will be opportunities to collaborate widely across other research groups at UC Irvine, other Universities, US Department of Energy National Labs and the US Forest service.
Initial appointment will be for a 12-month period and will be renewable for up to two-years, subject to performance and availability of funding. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D., in civil engineering, hydrology, or a related field from an accredited university.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications, and contact information for three references. Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05737
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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