Salary Range: Dependent on Experience or/and Qualifications.
The Research Scientist at the Center for Natural Hazards Resilience conducts research into coastal hazard related science. Key duties include improving and running the ADCIRC computer modeling software as well as associated software; data analysis; development of machine learning algorithms for application to coastal hazards; creation of presentations and publications based on research results; and development of future proposals.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following specific duties: Works with the Center PI to identify, design and accomplish desired research projects. Works independently and provides day to day project leadership. Assists with the identification and fostering of organizational partnerships among relevant stakeholders associated with natural hazards resilience. Assists the Center Director, Center Advisory Board and others as identified to identify, develop and implement an ongoing research agenda. Maintains positive and productive relationship with funding agencies and associated program managers that provide Center funding. Conducts research appropriate for the Center. Convenes specialized working groups to identify new research topics and other issues important to the Center. Assists Center researchers to identify appropriate venues to convey their research findings to practitioners.
Education and Experience:
The individual filling this position must have substantial experience with the theory, numerical methods and operation of coastal hazard models such as ADCIRC. The individual should also have significant experience with data analysis and presentation, e.g., using Matlab, Python and Powerpoint). The individual should be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, government officials, and colleagues at other universities. The individual should have effective communication skills, including both writing and public speaking. An advanced degree in a relevant field and 10 years of experience in research in natural hazards are required
The 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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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