Work for the US Army Corps of Engineers!
Located in Concord, MA at the New England District of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Risk and Decision Science Team of the Engineer Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory provides hands-on experience through permanent fulltime positions applying techniques from risk & decision science to topic areas in civil, environmental, and water resources engineering, management, planning, and restoration, as well as projects in energy, emerging materials, military support, and homeland security. Our team provides unique opportunities to participate in high impact basic research on cutting edge issues and mission critical applied research addressing national challenges.
Recent projects that employees have had the opportunity to work on include:
· Developing methods and metrics to assess infrastructure system resilience
· Data analytics and tool development for the COVID-19 response in FEMA Region-1
· Developing strategic frameworks for humanitarian assistance and disaster response
· Optimizing dredging operations, invasive species control, and infrastructure investments
· Stakeholder engagement and characterizing uncertainty for environmental management
· Life Cycle Assessments of emerging materials, alternative fuels, and sediment management
· Spatial analyses of environmental, humanitarian, and homeland security concerns
· Developing software for net zero energy, dredging, and bioaccumulation risk modeling
Our work on these projects typically entails basic and applied research in the following areas:
· Risk assessment and decision analysis
· Uncertainty analysis in complex systems
· Optimization & cognitive science
· Water resources & environmental science
· Value of information & other meta analyses
· Life-cycle assessment & economic principles
· Emerging technologies (e.g., nanomaterials, synthetic biology)
· Value engineering, scenario analysis, and network science
Ready to hone your research skills and learn how the federal government utilizes decision science?
We are looking for MS- and PhD-level individuals with backgrounds and interests in engineering, environmental science, biology, mathematics, physics, computer science, energy, social sciences, and similar fields to join our team as fulltime employees. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in the order they are received. For more information on the team, see http://go.usa.gov/x8yQm. If you are interested in working with us, please submit your CV or resume via handshake or send any questions to Kaitlin Volk (Kaitlin.M.Volk@usace.army.mil) or Jeff Cegan (Jeffrey.C.Cegan@usace.army.mil).