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University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral Position

Software development in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and workflow development. UC Berkeley’s NHERI SimCenter has an immediate opening in software development for a postdoctoral researcher through the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure program funded by the National Science Foundation. We are looking for a qualified, motivated researcher with interest and experience in computational fluid dynamics, especially in the context of simulation-based approaches to reliability/risk assessment for Natural Hazards Engineering. Competitive applicants will have strong software development and computational expertise and have demonstrated interest or experience in assessing the effect of winds, waves and/or tsunamis on structures. Knowledge of computational modeling systems for structural analysis, performance-based engineering, and/or geotechnical simulation, though not essential, will be highly regarded.

Candidates should submit their application materials as a single pdf file (< 5 MB), including a short cover letter, CV, and copies of academic credentials (bachelor, master/diploma, and PhD) with attention to: Professor Sanjay Govindjee with copy to Dr. Matt Schoettler. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review of applications will begin on April 22, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired start date for the successful candidate is May 2019.

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.

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 ( or Prof. Arindam Chowdhury ( for more information. Particular preference will be given to students with prior experience in structural wind engineering.