The Natural Hazards Center is proud to partner with the U.S. Geological Survey to provide an opportunity to apply social science research to earthquake risk reduction. This exciting undertaking, situated in the USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship program, will develop earthquake risk strategies and solutions that are socially equitable and engage communities at disproportionate risk in earthquake hazards risk assessment and science.

The post-doctoral research chosen will work with USGS mentors Kristin Ludwig and David Wald, along with Natural Hazards Center Director Lori Peek to achieve several possible goals, including conducting a gap analysis of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program models and products; pioneering new approaches to stakeholder identification and engagement, and contributing to the burgeoning EarthMAP initiative.

Candidates should have expertise in hazards science and risk assessment and the ability to engage with scientists and stakeholders from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds. The position will be based on the Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden, Colorado. Applications must be received by January 4, 2021.

Read more about the application process and submit your application here.

The Mendenhall Research Fellowship program provides fellows with research opportunities to help enhance their scientific stature and credentials. Those interested in furthering social science in the context of earthquake hazards might also be interested in the following opportunities:

Risk Research, Engagement, and Products to Inform Frontline and Underserved Communities

Next Generation Aftershock and Earthquake Forecasting