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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral Fellow in Coastal Hazards and Risk Analysis

From Jackie Yip <>
Date Sun, 6 Oct 2013 12:19:46 -0700

Coastal communities face many hazards, ranging from oil spills to coastal flooding and the longer-term threats of climate change. The goal of the newly initiated Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) is to improve Canada’s ability to manage and respond to risk in the marine environment, through disaster response and risk reduction tools as well as suitable adaptation measures.

MEOPAR is seeking a highly qualified researcher to fill a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Coastal Hazards and Risk Analysis, working with Dr. Stephanie Chang at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. This position contributes to the social science modeling capacity in the MEOPAR Prediction Core, which
is developing tools that can support research projects across the NCE and that are relevant to coastal communities across Canada. 

The successful candidate will undertake research to develop and implement indicators of socio-economic risk in coastal communities, with an initial focus on coastal flooding. This research involve three main efforts: (i) development of empirical datasets and models of how coastal disasters affect communities,
with an emphasis on physical damage and economic impacts; (ii) development of a suite of risk indicators that reflect multiple dimensions of coastal hazard, vulnerability, risk, and resilience; and (iii) pilot testing and assessment of the risk indicators.

The postdoctoral fellowship will begin as soon as possible and will be awarded for a one-year period with possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will be someone who:

Applicants should submit a c.v., two to three representative publications or papers, a statement of research interests, and three reference letters by email to Dr. Stephanie Chang ( with “MEOPAR PDF” as the subject line. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2013. Please address any inquiries to Dr. Chang.

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