NHERI

Career
Opportunities

Career opportunities at NHERI awardee institutions are posted here. Check back for current postings and new information. 


Howard University, Washington, DC, United States
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Postdoc Position to support an NSF Convergence Accelerator team

A Postdoc position is available in Dr. Claudia Marin’s research group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Howard University, available immediately. The successful applicant will conduct research to support an NSF Convergence Accelerator team, under Dr. Marin’s supervision in the general area of structural health monitoring. Relevant research topics include but are not limited to:

  • Systems identification
  • Damage assessment
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Experimental and field dataset collection and analysis
  • Machine Learning (ML) and pattern recognition with physics-based reasoning.

The candidate is expected to take personal initiative to complete tasks to meet project goals and be capable of responding to deliverable timelines as are typical in collaborative research involving industry.

This position is designed to end 08/31/2021, with the possibility to be extended pending availability of funds

To Apply:

Applicants should send the following documents via email to cmarin@howard.edu:

  • Cover letter (maximum one-page): describing relevant research experience and career goals
  • Complete CV: including GPA, research experience, a list of publications (if any)
  • Transcript: an unofficial version is acceptable
  • Contact information for three referees in support of the application.

Texas Tech University, Lubbock
National Wind Institute

Postdoc, PhD student openings

The National Wind Institute at Texas Tech University is looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate and a Ph.D. student(s) to work with Dr. John Schroeder.

Projects are focused on revealing new spatiotemporal knowledge of the low-level wind field for wind engineering or wind energy applications using research radars to provide high-resolution dual Doppler measurements often superimposed with near-surface wind observations (i.e., ground truth using the StickNet platforms in hurricanes and thunderstorms) and/or wind turbine performance and response characteristics.

Preferred candidates would maintain a background in atmospheric science and/or wind engineering/energy, experience and/or a desire to work on field campaigns, experience and/or a desire to synthesize and explore detailed radar data, and a proven background in working with very large data sets.

For more information, please contact Dr. John Schroeder at john.schroeder@ttu.edu.

University of Nevada, Reno
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

PhD Fellowships

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at University of Nevada, Reno, is currently seeking applications for PhD Fellowships related to the theme Rebuilding the Nation’s Structural Infrastructure for Resilience to Extreme Events, for a start date of January 2020 or August 2020. Selection will be based on academic qualifications and financial need. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates that are underrepresented in engineering.

Florida International University
Wall of Wind, Extreme Events Institute

PhD Candidates

The Wall of Wind Experimental Facility is looking for PhD candidates in the area of Wind Engineering. Candidates with a solid track record should contact Prof. Ioannis Zisis (izisis@fiu.edu) or Prof. Arindam Chowdhury (chowdhur@fiu.edu) for more information. Particular preference will be given to students with prior experience in structural wind engineering.

University of Washington
RAPID Natural Hazards Reconnaissance

Site Operations Engineer

The Site Operations Engineer will support the National Science Foundation (NSF) NHERI (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure) RAPID Facility at the University of Washington. The Site Operations Engineer will assist in carrying out the day-to-day operations of the RAPID Facility in collaboration with the facility’s Program Coordinator, and under the direction of the facility’s Operations Manager and leadership team. The position requires passion, genuine interest in the collection of perishable data following natural hazards, and communication and people skills for interacting with the various facility users. The selected candidate will be at the forefront of natural hazards reconnaissance science and will help to develop and implement the next-generation data gathering methods.