Position overviewPosition title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Economics of Flood Risk & Nature-based Solutions
Open date: October 8th, 2021
Next review date: Friday, Dec 3, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar to work on the economics of flood risk & nature-based solutions. The postdoctoral scholar will work under the direction of Professor Michael Beck in the Coastal Resilience Lab and will help assess flood risk and the risk reduction benefits of nature-based solutions such as reefs and wetlands at local to global scales. The incumbent will join a team of ecologists, engineers, geologists and spatial analysts to advance several collaborative projects with partners from the insurance industry (e.g., AXA), the World Bank, United States Geological Survey (USGS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), US Army Corp of Engineers, and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The incumbent will advance the economic data used on a variety of flood risk analyses that consider past, present and future flood risk with and without habitats. The incumbent will have opportunities to work in and oversee components on projects that include nature in risk industry models; FEMA Benefit: Cost Analysis for coral reef restoration in the US Virgin Islands; development of risk analyses that consider the socio-economic impacts of floods and flood reduction benefits of marshes in south San Francisco Bay; and support the development of innovative financing tools that leverage the benefits of nature for flood risk reduction.
Applicants with experience or expertise in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:
- Experience in economic assessment of flood risk and risk reduction benefits of mitigation and adaptation projects.
- Experience in the valuation of flood reduction benefits from habitats.
- Experience in environmental or ecosystem service valuation.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work and develop partnerships across a suite of academic research groups, industry partners, Non-Governmental Organizations, and government agencies.
- Excellent communication skills and strong interest in translating work into peer-reviewed publications in academic journals and other popular communication outlets.
All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs and should be emailed to Professor Michael W. Beck, AXA Chair in Coastal Resilience at email@example.com.
Please refer to position # JPF01162 in all correspondence.
- Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required).
- Curriculum vitae (required).
- Please include a list of three references, containing their name, address, phone number and email (required).
Position is open until filled. Initial review of applications will begin on December 3, 2021. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
Institute of Marine Sciences: https://ims.ucsc.edu/
Coastal Resilience Lab: https://www.coastalresiliencelab.org/
Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in economics or environmental & natural resource economics or similar discipline.
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