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The Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience (CEER) within the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health is seeking an outstanding Post-Doctoral Scholar.
The Post-Doctoral scholar will help to conceptualize and launch the Public Health Extreme Events Research (PHEER) Community of Practice, a national network of public health disaster researchers that will work collaboratively to conduct time-sensitive research and advance the disaster and health sciences. The position will provide a unique opportunity for an early career scholar to participate in a field-shifting effort to promote collaborative efforts among otherwise competitive researchers to improve understanding of the health effects of disasters and the effectiveness of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. The candidate will engage stakeholders across the disaster science and public health fields and collaborate with public health disaster research experts at the University of Washington and several peer institutions, including University of Colorado Boulder, New York University, University of California Los Angeles, and the University of Delaware.
The prospective Ph.D. student will conduct research on topics centered around marine geotechnics and cyclic behavior of soils with applications in renewable energies and coastal resiliency. the specific areas of research include, but are not limited to, lateral capacity assessment of piles under cyclic loadings, analysis of sediment liquefaction and sediment transport, and submarine slope instability analysis.