Jobs:Job-00472

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Two PhD positions, on eco-morphodynamics and storm surge forecasting, at University of Florida

University of Florida, , United States
Apply before: 20 November 2017




I am recruiting two PhD students at University of Florida (UF), Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering (ESSIE). Anyone with interests in coastal, estuarine, riverine hydrodynamics and/or ecomorphodynamics is encouraged to apply. I am looking for students with a strong interest in computer modeling (although field work can be a complementary activity). I am particularly interested in applicants with a strong background in the physics governing processes in shallow water environments, and/or with strong mathematical/numerical skills. One of the two positions will mainly focus on improving storm surge forecasts, and a good experience with numerical models (in particular Delft3D), with data assimilation tools (e.g. OpenDA) and/or with operational forecasting and warning system (such as FEWS) is highly desirable. The other position will mainly focus on numerical modeling of ecomorphodynamics, and a good experience with running a morphodynamic model such as Delft3D is highly desirable. Applicants should send their CV to alberto.canestrelli@dicea.unipd.it, specifying if they are applying for the storm surge forecasting position, for the ecomorphodynamic position, or both.


Deadlines:

The fundings for the two positions come from different sources, and they have different deadlines, but the research topics are free to be chosen. Therefore, the matching of applicants with research topics and funded positions will be decided based on the applications I will receive. One position (either of the two mentioned above) will start in August 2017, with deadlines April 20th for a non-US applicant and May 20th for a US applicant. If no suitable applicant will be found by the deadline, the position will start in January 2018, with deadline August 20th for a non-US applicant and November 1st for a US applicant. The other position will start in August 2017, and the deadline is very close, i.e. April 7h, 2017. If no suitable applicant will be found by the latter date, the position will start in August 2018, with a deadline of November 20th 2017.

"Terrestrial Working Group, Coastal Working Group, Hydrology Focus Research Group" is not in the list (Terrestrial Working Group, Coastal Working Group, Marine Working Group, Education and Knowledge Transfer (EKT) Working Group, Cyberinformatics and Numerics Working Group, Hydrology Focus Research Group, Carbonates and Biogenics Focus Research Group, Chesapeake Focus Research Group, Critical Zone Focus Research Group, Human Dimensions Focus Research Group, ...) of allowed values for the "Working group member" property.