We are seeking a candidate for a two-year research position on disaster risk modelling and mitigation within the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide, with a primary focus on long-term bushfire risk reduction.
The role will primarily involve working with researchers and government departments and emergency management agencies across Australia to model the effectiveness of different long-term disaster risk reduction strategies. The primary focus of the work will be to co-develop and apply conceptual and quantitative approaches to assessing the effectiveness of different fuel management approaches in reducing long-term bushfire risk.
However, the role will also involve the modelling of risks and effectiveness of mitigation strategies for other natural hazards.
Successful applicant will receive the following benefits:
- (Level A/Level B) $88,286 to $117,627 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation may apply
- Fixed-term position available for a period of 2 years
- Flexible work arrangements can be negotiated with the right candidate
To be eligible for Grant-Funded Researcher on Disaster Risk Modelling, applicants must:
- Hold a PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, Disaster Risk Management, Climate Risk, Biology/Fire Ecology or related discipline
- Strong analytical abilities, particularly in relation to data handling and processing, hazard and risk modelling, and spatial analysis using common software packages including ArcGIS and QGIS
- Ability to perform disaster risk and physical climate risk assessments (or experience in similar simulation-based analysis of complex environmental systems), ideally in relation to bushfire and at a range of scales (e.g. local, regional)
- Ability to engage and interact with industry, including Government departments, and researchers and excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Have current working rights to work in Australia
In addition to the above, to be successful at Level B you will need:
- Ability to independently deliver research and consulting projects for a range of clients
- Experience in proposal development and engagement with clients and potential clients in developing new consulting and research projects
- Contract and project management experience with understanding of IP and contractor management
For a confidential discussion regarding Grant-Funded Researcher on Disaster Risk Modelling, contact:
Professor of Environmental Engineering, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
P: +61 406383070