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Post Doctoral Research Associate (S03998P)

University of Texas at Arlington

Job Description

Post Doctoral Research Associate (S03998P)

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Post Doctoral Research Associate (S03998P)

Civil Engineering


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Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm.

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Job Summary
The Civil Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position (renewable for up to 4 years duration) funded by a new NSF Smart and Connected Communities grant ( The project will examine how distributed sensor technologies can be integrated into multi-level, regional decision-making networks to build community adaptive capacity to environmental and industrial hazards. The postdoc will work with Dr. Michelle Hummel (

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • The postdoc will assist with project activities such as: deploying and validating environmental sensors; applying geospatial, statistical, and machine learning methods to analyze and synthesize large environmental datasets; developing process-based models to predict coastal hazards; creating data products for dissemination to diverse project stakeholders; and publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
  • The postdoc will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, architects, and social scientists and to engage with community-based organizations in the Coastal Bend Region of Texas.

Required Qualifications
  • Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in civil/environmental engineering or a related field.
  • Desired qualifications include (i) a strong theoretical background in fluid mechanics and coastal processes, (ii) experience applying machine learning methods to environmental datasets, (iii) experience running numerical and/or machine learning models on high performance computing (HPC) systems, (iv) experience conducting field observations, (v) strong written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated publication record, and (vi) experience working in interdisciplinary teams.
  • UT Arlington and Dr. Hummel’s research group are committed to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive research and learning environment.
  • Candidates from underrepresented groups in STEM are encouraged to apply.

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EEO Statement

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

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Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest in the position and relevant experience.

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