The Urban Resilience Initiative at Stanford is a multi-disciplinary network of innovators focused on research and design of technologies that will meaningfully improve the resilience of communities to natural disasters. We work at the intersection of natural sciences, statistics, engineering and policy in order to tackle one of the major global challenge of the next century: how will we ensure that our human environments–increasingly urban, complex, interconnected–cope with and even thrive in the face of natural perils?

The Urban Resilience Initiative is a space to innovate and explore new ideas in hazard analysis, geospatial modeling, engineering design and policy analysis for risk reduction. Our faculty and researchers offer a broad range of courses in order to train the next generation of students in this inter-disciplinary field. Students are heavily involved in research, working with both faculty and external partners in order to link cutting-edge research with the real-world challenges of disaster risk reduction.

Open Postion: Research Fellow

We would like to bring to your attention an opportunity to work as a Research Fellow supporting the Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative. We are looking for a leader to coordinate research activities, develop original research, and facilitate stakeholder engagement and educational efforts.

The Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative is focused on research and design of technologies to improve the resilience of communities to natural disasters. Housed in the Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, the initiative is focused on tackling one of the major global challenges of the next century: ensuring that our human environments–increasingly urban, complex, interconnected–cope with and thrive in the face of natural perils. An engaged group of Stanford faculty and students are participating in this effort, creating an exciting opportunity for new initiatives.

For details about the position, and a link to apply online, see https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=76619. Review of applications will begin on November 15th and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Jack Baker (bakerjw@stanford.edu).

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