Ph.D. Assistantship in Coastal Dynamics
Virginia Tech, Virginia, United States
Apply before: 3 March 2023

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Ph.D. Assistantship in Coastal Dynamics

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech invites motivated candidates to apply for a Ph.D. assistantship starting in Fall 2023. The successful candidate will join the CoRAL Lab under supervision of Dr. David F. Muñoz. Research tasks include hydrodynamic/hydraulic modeling, data collection, and data processing for simulating coastal processes and dynamics in urban areas as well as natural ecosystems. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the ‘Disaster Resilience and Risk Management’ graduate program ( and collaborate with researchers in the Center for Coastal Studies (

Assistantship details:
The graduate assistantship includes stipend, tuition support, assistance with health insurance and conference attendance fees. Potential candidates that identify themselves as minorities or underrepresented students are encouraged to apply.

Desired qualifications:
Candidates should hold a master degree in Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Hydrology, Hydroinformatics, or a closely related field at the start of the appointment. Strong analytical skills in the following areas are desired:

  • Hydrodynamic modeling (ADCIRC, Delft3D, HEC-RAS, etc.)
  • Statistical analysis
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Programming (Python, MATLAB, or R)

Skills in machine learning, data science, and high-performance computing are a plus.

How to apply?

Please fill in the above mentioned form and submit the following files:

  • Cover or motivation letter (max. one-page),
  • CV or resume, and
  • Two contacts of reference
Applications will be open till March 3rd, 2023.

Of interest for:
  • Coastal Working Group