Postdoctoral research position at the University of Adelaide’s Intelligent Water Decisions research group

We are seeking candidates for a two-year postdoctoral research fellow position with the Intelligent Water Decisions research group in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide. The group has expertise in risk assessment, modelling and uncertainty, data analytics, optimisation and decision support. The research position is part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project that aims to develop a unified approach to estimating flood risk in coastal areas affected by both fluvial and ocean processes.
Like the popular metaphor of ‘black swan’ (outlier) events, the risk of flooding is often underestimated by not allowing for the possibility of complex combinations that have yet to be seen. The successful applicant will work with A/Prof Seth Westra and Dr Michael Leonard to help improve society’s capacity to model such events by developing novel methods for flood risk estimation that unify many different flood mechanisms, including rainfall and fluvial flood processes, astronomic tides, and storm surges. The proposed method will blend recent research by the lead investigators and other advances in extreme value theory, flood modelling and hydroclimatology.

More information on the position and contact can be found here: Postdoctoral research position

 

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