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Postdoctoral Scholar, Coastal Modeler/Engineer

Company: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

The at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar who will work under the direction of Drs. Michael Beck and Borja Reguero in the and the new UCSC Center for Coastal Climate Resilience.
The postdoctoral scholar will conduct work in coastal modeling and engineering through projects to assess future coastal flood and erosion risks and the role of nature-based solutions in reducing them. There will be opportunities to work on solutions-focused research with interdisciplinary experts on projects funded by the National Science Foundation, State of California, and US Department of Defense among others. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for coupling regional and global hydrodynamic and flooding models to assess risk and evaluate climate adaptation solutions. The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to existing projects and work with key collaborators from many institutions including the US Geological Survey, University of Miami, World Bank, and the Institute of Environmental Hydraulics "IH Cantabria".
This position requires that the postdoctoral scholar collaborate and successfully work as part of a large team, demonstrate intellectual independence and critical thinking, contribute to the preparation of publications, and demonstrate strong communication skills.
Applicants with expertise in numerical hydrodynamic and morphodynamic modeling (wave run-up, flood and storm-surge inundation, coastal erosion and sediment dynamics), research and analysis of coastal hydrodynamics, coastal protection design and engineering, coastal geomorphology, and climate change are strongly encouraged to apply. Expertise with supercomputers and clusters, validation and calibration of hydrodynamic models with laboratory and/or field observations, and geospatial analysis and large database management is also particularly valued.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs and should be forwarded to Dr. Michael Beck, .
Please refer to position JPF01435 in the email subject line in all correspondence.
Required Documents/Materials


  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include a list of publications.
  • List of professional references along with their contact information (a minimum of three references are required and a maximum of five will be accepted) .

    RECRUITMENT PERIOD
    Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 23, 2023. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

Keywords: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz , Postdoctoral Scholar, Coastal Modeler/Engineer, Engineering , Santa Cruz, California

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