Postdoctoral Position in Disaster Mental Health and Vulnerable Populations

The Natural Hazards Center has Postdoctoral Position open for applicants.  Please see the brief job description below, and click here for qualifications, expectations, and the application process. Applications are due November 5, 2018. The position can begin as early as January 1, 2019.  

Position Description

The Natural Hazards Center in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a postdoctoral research associate for a full-time, 12-month position, with benefits, beginning as early as January 1, 2019. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on funding availability and satisfactory performance.

The person who is hired for this position will assist in developing mental health, vulnerable populations, and other training components associated with the Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) and Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Extreme Events Research (ISEEER) platforms. SSEER and ISEEER—which are part of the newly established National Science Foundation CONVERGE facility at the Natural Hazards Center—are designed to advance reconnaissance research and disaster science to benefit the broader hazards and disaster field. The ultimate vision for this work is to prepare individual researchers and interdisciplinary teams to carry out extreme events research that is coordinated, comprehensive, coherent, ethically grounded, and scientifically rigorous.

The postdoctoral research associate will work under the direct supervision of Professor Lori Peek, who is director of the Natural Hazards Center and principal investigator for the NSF CONVERGE project.