NHERI Career Opportunities


Find jobs and graduate positions on the EOS-AGU job board. Be sure to check the listing for natural hazards-related positions.


Post-Doctoral Scholar (University of Washington School of Public Health; CEER/DEOHS)

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.

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PhD Position in Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (University of Hawai'i Manoa)

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.

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NHERI SimCenter: Postdoctoral Scholar Positions in Computational Modeling and Simulation

The NHERI SimCenter invites applications for four full-time Postdoctoral Scholar positions to support software development and computational simulation in the following focus areas:

  • Coastal Engineering and Hydrodynamics
  • Machine Learning and Data Science
  • Multi-hazard Regional Risk Assessment
  • Socioeconomic Models and Recovery Simulation

The Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter) is headquartered at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and collaborates with faculty and research groups from more than a dozen universities across the country. The Center is seeking self-motivated applicants with proven knowledge in natural hazards engineering (NHE) and related disciplines, scientific computing skills, and a desire to shape the next generation of disaster simulation tools and practices.

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University of Manchester: Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Fellowships

One of the Faculty of Science and Engineering’s flagship schemes for investing in Early Career Researchers and increasing the diversity of our staff is the Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Fellowship (DKOs). These represent a strategic investment in outstanding researchers who will shape our future research portfolio. In 2022/23 we plan to appoint DKOs aligned to the following research areas to the School of Natural Science (SoNS) and to the School of Engineering (SoE):

  • Data Science; Machine Learning and Simulation; Robotics & AI
  • Quantum; Nano-engineering; Spintronics & electronics; Low energy computing
  • Mathematics; Modelling and simulation for chemistry and materials applications
  • Net zero & environmental sustainability; Polymer composites
  • Nuclear science and engineering; Metallurgy
  • Biomedical engineering/Engineering Biology; Fluids/Hydraulics
  • Fashion Business Technology

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