Postdoctoral Scholar

$42,000 -$51,096 *
Posting Date: 
June 12, 2014
Start Date: 
September 1, 2014
Will remain open until filled

* Based on qualifications and experience                                

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position beginning September 1, 2014.

The fellowship emphasizes research training in extreme value analysis and coastal flood risk assessment. The prospective scholar will contribute to the NSF-funded FloodRISE ( project that aims to promote resilience to coastal flooding in Southern California.

This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Earth System Science or a closely related field, and expertise in data processing, and computer programing. The candidate should demonstrate strong quantitative skills, solid background in statistical hydrology/climatology, as well as good written and oral communication skills. Prior research experience in extreme value analysis, hydrologic modeling and/or coastal engineering would be an advantage. The candidate will be responsible for writing reports, research papers, and grant proposals.  The prospective scholar will work with Professor Amir AghaKouchak (, Professor Brett Sanders ( and other FloodRISE investigators.

Initial appointment will be for a 12-month period, renewable subject to performance and availability of adequate funding. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, publications, and contact information for three references. Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at:

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.