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[Met-jobs] Job Opening - UCSC TNC WCS Lloyd's Postdoctoral Scholar - Catastrophe Risk Modeler

From Borja Gonzalez <>
Date Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:17:58 +0200

Hello, please see Job opening below from UCSC and TNC. The full ad can be found at:

If you have any questions or comments, email Dr. Mike Beck



*Postdoctoral Scholar, Catastrophe Risk Modeler*

The Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of California at Santa
Cruz, in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Sciences , The Nature
Conservancy and the Wildlife Conservation Society, invites applications for
a position to examine the effects of coastal habitats on flood risk
reduction. The project is supported by the Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research
Foundation. The overall aims of this collaborative project are (i) to
examine the factors that influence the role of wetlands and reefs in damage
reduction from flooding, (ii) to identify how these factors can be used to
improve industry-based risk models and (iii) to create financial
instruments that help reduce risks to people and nature. The successful
applicant will enhance models and develop analyses to examine the effects
of coastal habitats on flood and erosion reduction. S/He will work in the
interface between engineering, economic and ecological sciences to assess
coastal risks and the role of habitats in reducing them.

*RANK: *Postdoctoral Scholar - Employee

*SALARY: *Minimum starting salary of $50,000/year; commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

*BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: *Ph.D in Coastal Engineering, Applied Mathematics,
Statistics, Geo-informatics or closely related field.

*PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: *The ability to work well independently and as
part of a team, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and strong
computing skills. Candidates holding a Ph.D. in other disciplines but with
knowledge and skills relevant to the research opportunity may be
considered.  Knowledge or experience with respect to some or all of the
following will be advantageous:

• Catastrophe risk modeling
• Numerical hydrodynamic and morphologic modeling (wave run-up, flooding,
and coastal erosion)
• Extreme sea level and wave analysis
• Coastal protection design and engineering
• Economics of climate change

*POSITION AVAILABLE: *As soon as possible after close of search.

*TERM OF APPOINTMENT: *One year, with possible extension, contingent upon
funding and a positive performance review. For appointments within the
University of California, the total duration of an individual’s
postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral
service at other institutions.

*TO APPLY: *Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants should send:
1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) a one-page statement of research interests, and 3)
contact information for three references* to You will
receive email verification that your electronic submission has been
received; please inquire if you do not receive verification.
Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Please always refer to position *PS-OS-LTRF in the email subject header*.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California
policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a
third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to
UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

Alternatively, mail submissions may be sent to:

Dr. Michael W. Beck
University of California at Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA

*CLOSING DATE: *Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2015. To
ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this time.
The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2018

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or
protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through
diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and
promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies
may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals
who are legally able to work in the United States as established by
providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act
of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or
sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check.
More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office
(APO) at (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic
Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.


Borja G. Reguero, PhD 
Institute of Marine Sciences, UCSC & Coastal Sustainability fellow, The Nature Conservancy, Global Ocean Team 

- Borja 

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