The University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applicants for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) to provide support for activities associated with the development of the Connecticut Connections Coastal Resilience Plan. CIRCA is a multi-disciplinary center that coordinates applied research and engagement programs to develop and advance practical solutions to problems caused by changing climate (http://circa.uconn.edu/).
The Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) will work in a team developing science that supports a four-year project to develop a prototype resilience framework for Connecticut. The PDRA will gain experience working in a research team environment at CIRCA and have opportunities for professional development. With the supervision of the Executive Director, the PDRA will work on the development, testing and application of numerical models of circulation in complicated coastal areas to determine levels and patterns of flood risk. Assessment of the effectiveness of proposed risk reduction strategies will also be required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Please apply online at UConn Careers, (www.jobs.uconn.edu), Staff Positions (Search # 2019188). Please submit a letter of application, resume, a short sample of writing, and the names and contact information of three professional references. It is preferred that applications are received by November 30, 2018.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019188)
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.