Multiple PhD Positions
University of Alabama, Alabama, United States
Start reviewing process: 6 November 2020

The Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research (CCHR), and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama are seeking outstanding candidates for multiple Ph.D. research assistantships positions starting as early as January 2021 (Spring term) on coastal hazard forecasting, inundation modeling and resilience.

About the positions
Suitable candidates will join an interdisciplinary team to develop a coupled hydrologic-hydrodynamic model of northern Gulf of Mexico and explore compound coastal flooding inundation dynamics (and related processes) under various hydroclimate variability scenarios and sea level rise. Inquiries about the positions can be sent to Dr. Hamid Moradkhani (, or interested applicants can submit their applications to

The positions carry a full tuition support, a stipend, and health insurance. Additional funding for conference presentations will be available. Positions can start as early as January 4, 2020.


Qualified students will have strong quantitative and analytical skills, expertise in some or all of the following: hydrologic and hydrodynamic modeling, coastal hydraulics, data assimilation, machine learning, and probabilistic analysis. Experience and proficiency in high performance computing and programming with Matlab, Python, and R is desirable.

Of interest for:
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Coastal Vulnerability Initiative
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Initiative