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Post Doctoral Researcher, Engineering, Coastal Hazards, Equity, Economic prosperity, and Resilience (CHEER) Hub

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College / VP Area: College of Engineering
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time


Post-doctoral Research Opportunity


We invite applications for a post-doctoral researcher to join the Coastal Hazards, Equity, Economic prosperity, and Resilience (CHEER) Hub ( This interdisciplinary, multi-university, multi-year project is funded by the National Science Foundation (award abstract). The successful applicant will lead development of a computational framework to help design policies that can achieve sustainable equity, economic prosperity, and coastal resilience in the context of climate change. The framework both serves as the main vehicle for integrating the diverse disciplinary contributions and ultimately will form the basis of a policy analysis tool.


The candidate should have a strong background in mathematical modeling, including optimization and simulation. Interest and background related to hurricanes is a plus. In addition, strong oral and written English communication skills and an ability to work independently are desirable.

Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications/experience. This project offers an opportunity to gain experience with state-of-the-art modeling for a compelling application as part of a highly productive, interdisciplinary team. It can provide an excellent foundation for an academic career.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Prof. Rachel Davidson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware,, and should include a CV and a cover letter summarizing relevant background and interests, date of availability, and a list of 3 references with their email addresses.

The University is conveniently located an hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and within 2.5 hours of Washington, DC, New York, and numerous beaches. The successful candidate may work remotely in the U.S.


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    • DRC (
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  • University of Delaware:

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