Wildland urban interface fires are an important fire and emergency management challenge. Research is needed to better define wildland urban interface fire risk, model fire behavior in the interface between wildlands and communities, understand community and structure susceptibility, and develop and test the effectiveness of mitigation techniques to enhance the resilience of Canadian communities and fire management systems to wildland fire.
We are seeking a research scientist to work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, technicians, and economists, as well as with fire managers and stakeholders in different areas of the country, to develop a research program on wildland-urban interface fire, covering topics in fire behaviour prediction, fire management operations, or fire risk assessment and mitigation, depending on their expertise. A combination of field, laboratory, and simulation approaches are expected. The position is located at the Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria, British Columbia. The position is open, but is not restricted, to persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. International applicants are welcome. For additional details, and to apply online, please visit https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1235653 . The position will be open until January 23, 2019.