Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar Positions in Computational Modeling and Simulation

Location of Position: California

Employing Institution: University of California, Berkeley or Stanford University

Description of Position:  The NHERI SimCenter invites applications for four full-time Postdoctoral Scholar positions to sup-port software development and computational simulation in the following focus areas:

  • Coastal Engineering and Hydrodynamics including modeling the impact of storm surge and tsunami hazards using large national datasets and hydrodynamic simulations; working with experimental data to model damage and debris generated by inundation and wave action on buildings and infra-structure components.
  • Machine Learning and Data Science including the application of data fusion, inference, and regression techniques to support the creation of large inventories of buildings, infrastructure components and systems, and population demographics from imperfect and incomplete data; application of machine learning techniques to replace expensive simulations with high-fidelity approximate models.
  • Multi-hazard Regional Risk Assessment including the application and benchmarking of natural hazard, structural response and performance models; the implementation and application of methods to simulate damage and performance of interdependent infrastructure systems; the development of testbeds for verification and validation of regional simulation workflows using large hazard, inventory, and reconnaissance data sets.
  • Socioeconomic Models and Recovery Simulation: including the implementation and application of models to simulate the post-disaster behavior of households, businesses, and service providers; working with large demographic and economic datasets.
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Minimum Qualifications: 

  • PhD with a strong background in one of the four focus areas noted above
  • Computational methods development and programming skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should send the following materials in electronic form to [email protected]:

  • Curriculum Vitae, including academic and professional experience and publications.
  • Cover letter, detailing interests, and envisioned contributions to the SimCenter as well as contributions to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates are encouraged to learn more about the SimCenter at
  • Unofficial transcript of academic records
  • A copy of one representative publication by the candidate
  • Contact information for three references

Contact Information[email protected]


Closing Date: 2/28/2023