(November 20) Vacancy Announcement: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Pacific Water Research Centre, SFU

The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University is hiring a post-doctoral researcher (PDR). The PDR will play a leading role in a tri-national project on methodologies for costing of flood impacts in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The main objective of this project, approved and funded by the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), is to develop a standardized methodology for assessing the cost of extreme floods in North America, to address the great variation that exists in the methods used in each country to estimate the costs of flood damages. The project is implemented through collaboration among government agencies, community representatives, private sector partners, and domain experts. A secondary objective is to extend this methodology to a multi-hazard assessment (e.g., hurricanes, tornadoes, forest fires, landslides). Such an approach, applied across the three countries, will enable systematic investments by governmental agencies to enhance resilience to extreme events, reduce future economic impacts, and support real- time monitoring and disaster response.

PWRC will engage the PDR for a duration of 1 year starting 15 December 2019 to support the CEC project activities in all three countries as an expert in data analysis, providing support for organization of project activities and co- authoring key outputs of the project. The PDR will be based at the School of Resources and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC, Canada) on a full-time basis. Occasional travel to Mexico and the United States, as well as within Canada, may be required.

For a more in depth overview of the responsibilities and qualifications, please click here. Applications close November 20, 2019.


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