The Community Resilience Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (https://www.nist.gov/topics/community-resilience) anticipates the need for a researcher with expertise in structural/civil engineering to support a project focused on evaluating: the performance of critical facilities based on current design practices, their impact on community resilience, and alternatives for improving critical facilities performance.
The selected candidate will collaborate with researchers in NIST's Community Resilience Program on the Design Methods for Resilient Community Systems project that focuses on transitioning resilience principles to design practice. This project advances design and assessment methods for buildings and infrastructure to improve their ability to support social and economic functions and community resilience. For a community to fully benefit from integrated resilience planning, design methods and assessment criteria for individual buildings and infrastructure need related performance objectives and acceptance criteria to incorporate relevant aspects of community resilience performance goals.
The position [open until filled] will be hired through JHU under NIST's Professional Research Experience Program https://cgpo.jhu.edu/nist-prep/
Completed or currently seeking a PhD or completed an MS with 2-4 years professional experience in: building design methods, analysis or assessment for natural hazards.
Professional experience or coursework in structural/civil engineering for building/infrastructure performance and natural hazards
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Professional experience researching, developing, communicating, or implementing guidance associated with community resilience planning, hazard mitigation planning, or field studies.
Professional experience characterizing loss of function and its recovery.
Professional experience or research on the performance of critical buildings subject to floods, winds, earthquakes, or other natural hazards.
Please include a cover letter and your CV.
Internal Number: A-85264-3
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