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Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multi-Hazard Risk and Resilience Assessment
Applications are invited for a funded postdoctoral fellowship in multi-hazard risk and resilience assessment. The position will expand on previous work aimed at creating high-resolution building/facility archetype models for earthquake, flood and wind loads that facilitates the implementation of a software platform for portfolio-specific multi-hazard risk assessment. Working with industry and government, a novel method to capture interdependencies within and among assets will be developed and implemented as an integral part of a novel risk assessment platform. Network models that are representative of the operational objectives of partner building portfolio owners will be created from information gathered from these organizations.  You will work in the Cities and Infrastructure Systems Lab under the supervision of David Bristow (https://cisl.uvic.ca).

The position is for one year and renewable for a second year subject to performance and availability of funding. The ideal candidate will:
  • Have a PhD in civil engineering or a related field
  • Experience in risk and resilience assessment of buildings and/or of interdependent components/assets
  • Familiarity with common techniques (e.g., fault tree analysis, Bayesian analysis)
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Familiarity with ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration; ATC-138-3 Seismic Performance Assessment of Buildings; FEMA P-2090 Recommended Options for Improving the Building Environment for Post-Earthquake Reoccupancy and Functional Recovery Time or similar a bonus.

The University of Victoria (http://www.uvic.ca/) is situated in the City of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, at the southeast tip of Vancouver Island on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen speaking peoples. Founded in 1963, the University is ranked as one of the leading comprehensive universities in Canada with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Victoria is one of the most scenic locales in Canada with a pleasant climate year round. Find out more here: https://www.uvic.ca/about-uvic/rankings-reputation/index.php

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to,
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.

The application form can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/CDKMTY9
Position: Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multi-Hazard Risk and Resilience Assessment
Organization: University of Victoria
Location: Victoria,  BC 
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 7/27/2022
Status: This listing expires on: 8/26/2022
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University of Victoria

Victoria,  BC V8W 2Y2
David Bristow

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