Research ASsistance Position

The project will include assessment of current level of infrastructure resiliency, and fast-track science based consensus building for the rebuilding effort that ensures infrastructure and community resiliency in the face of future extreme weather events. One of our research objectives is to develop a structure-based (social and human-centric) assessment approach for identification and descriptive characteristics of human and engineered systems. As part of this exorcize we will gather narratives from individuals who experienced Hurricane Maria and continue to experience its aftermath. this information will then help us virtually reconstruct the sequence and impact of physical infrastructure faillure on the communities

Job description:

Research assistants will serve as Project Facilitators by collecting participant stories.

  • The candidate should be comfortable with learning new social science tools for research,

  • The candidate will be involved in fieldwork and participate in scribing activities for selected research sites

  • The candidate will also work to raise awareness of the ERIC initiative through digital and social media, print media, and educational and personal networks, to continue to narrative collection.


  • An on-site training session that will take place over 2 to 3 days between January 15 - January 18 2018

  • The candidate will engage in periodic fieldwork managed through a research coordinator at the university - this will vary in commitment from intensive data collection sessions involving field trips, and online dissemination of a digital tool

Qualified Candidates may be students (graduate or undergraduate) or other. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Eve Marenghi <> with subject line “ERIC Research Assistant”.