UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Associate in Earthquake Impact Assessment 

Location
Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Posted
17 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Research Associate in Earthquake Impact Assessment 

Job number  ACAD102850 
Division/School  Queen's School of Engineering 
Contract type  Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern  Full time 
Salary  £32,004 - £36,001 
Closing date for applications  17-Sep-2017  

Based in the world-leading research group in the Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol, this is an exciting opportunity to join the multidisciplinary team to work on the EPSRC-funded PREPARE project (Enhancing PREParedness for East African Countries through Seismic Resilience Engineering). PREPARE develops a holistic seismic risk management framework for East Africa and co-produces practical tools and guidelines for enhanced disaster preparedness in close partnerships with local governmental and academic institutions in East Africa.
 
You will implement a comprehensive earthquake risk impact assessment methodology, consisting of seismic hazard, exposure, and vulnerability modules, and develop and maintain decision-support computer software tools for assessing earthquake risk impact in East African countries. You will also extend the developed earthquake risk impact assessment method to consider other earthquake-induced hazards, such as liquefaction and landslide. In close collaboration with other team members and project partners in East African countries, you will produce seismic hazard-risk maps, site-specific seismic design spectra, and seismic design guidelines.
 
To support research and out-reach activities related to the PREPARE project, you will organise and contribute to international workshops to be held in Malawi in 2018 and 2019 by communicating with project partners in Earth African countries as well as advisory members.
 
You will have a PhD in Earthquake Engineering or Structural Engineering (or closely related discipline) and have good experience of probabilistic earthquake risk assessment.
 
This post is offered on: a full time, open ended contract with funding for up to 24 months.
 
It is anticipated that interviews will take place on/around: January 2018
 
Informal enquiries can be made to: Dr Katsu Goda (katsu.goda@bristol.ac.uk 
 
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.