Grant-Funded Researcher – Disaster Risk Modelling, Australia

Applications are invited for Full-time Paid Grant-Funded Researcher (A/B) at the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia.


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:

Holger Maier
Professor of Environmental Engineering, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
P: +61 406383070

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Institute Name: The University of Adelaide
Country: Australia
Last Date: August 30, 2020
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