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 full-time positions applying techniques from risk & decision science to topic areas in civil, environmental, and water resources engineering, management, planning, and restoration, health policy research and reporting, science and technology policy as well as projects in energy, emerging materials, military support, and homeland security. Our multidisciplinary 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:
● Federal loan and vaccine equity during 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
● Assessing the ethical, legal, and social implications of synthetic biology and artificial intelligence
● Developing methods and metrics to assess infrastructure system resilience
● Analyzing risk in complex systems to improve resilience in the face of compounding threats
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 bachelors, masters, and PhD level individuals with backgrounds and interests in the social sciences, including but not limited to the areas of international relations, economics, political science, psychology, public health, data analysis, and other similar fields to join our team as full-time employees.
Flexibility in remote work schedules is available, but the ideal candidate will be willing to relocate to the greater Boston, MA or Vicksburg, MS area. The ideal candidate will also have strong written and oral communication skills, robust qualitative research skills, and be able to prioritize task completion in the face of multiple complex projects and deadlines.
We offer a full comprehensive health and benefits package.
If you are interested in working with us, please submit your CV or resume through Handshake. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in the order they are received.