|Salary:||£34,308 to £42,155 Grade 7|
|Placed On:||11th January 2023|
|Closes:||8th February 2023|
We are seeking an Infrastructure Risk and Resilience Analyst to conduct research in the major project on Multi-hazard Infrastructure Risk Assessment for Climate Adaptation (MIRACA). You will work within a European consortium to develop a decision-support toolkit that couples multi-hazard, exposure and vulnerability assessment with the analysis of direct and indirect economic consequences and adaptation options appraisal for Critical Infrastructure (CI). The CI include energy, telecommunications and transport networks as well as healthcare and education services. You will advance our work on leading the development of research methods to model the connectivity and interdependencies between the different CI networks.
You will lead the development and implementation of a European scale multi-modal transport network (roads, railways, ports and airports) flow allocation and disruption model to quantify systemic risks at continental scales. You will also be involved in developing and operationalising a cost-benefit analysis methodology for CI adaptation appraisals. You will work closely with the MIRACA consortium members in advancing the data and models on CI assets and networks, direct damage assessments, linking network failure models with macroeconomic loss models and developing adaptation option appraisals into an adaptation decision-making toolkit. You will use the models, methodologies and datasets to assess the resilience of interdependent infrastructure networks at the European scale and identify hotspots of vulnerability. Publishing the research in high quality academic publications will be a key responsibility.
You must have a PhD in a field involving geospatial analysis, network analysis, economic modelling and/ or risk analysis (or a Master’s degree in the case of an exceptional candidate in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Economics or another highly quantitative science subject). You will have research experience in a field involving geospatial analysis, network analysis, economic modelling and/ or risk analysis and of high-level programming (e.g. Python) for systems analysis. You will also have experience of the integration of heterogeneous models and datasets in systems analysis and the capability to model the economic impacts of systemic disruptions. A track record of generating innovative modelling solutions to real world problems is essential.
Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in SoGE. SoGE and SSEE are committed to equality and value diversity.
This is a full-time post for 24 months.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 8 February 2023, and interviews will be held in mid-February.
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