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1. Griffith University, Centre for Coastal Management, Australia
Two Research Fellow positions at Griffith University, Centre for Coastal Management, Australia
We are looking for two highly-qualified research fellows who are going to work on an upcoming project on a coastal and emergency management decision support system.We are looking for two highly-qualified research fellows who are going to work on an upcoming project on a coastal and emergency management decision support system.
1. Coastal dynamics and computational modelling (storm surge inundation)
The Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow will implement a state of the art coupled wave/hydrodynamic model to establish the platform of a real-time high resolution multi-regional storm surge forecast and distribution system for more efficient and effective management of extreme weather. The Fellow will work closely with the partner organisations to set up the forecast system on high performance computers. Duties will include development of a coupled wave/hydrodynamic model to simulate storm surge inundation, establish a storm surge forecast on HPC, data analysis and the preparation of scientific publications. A detailed position description can be obtained here. .
2. Data visaulization and management on HPC
The Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow will carry out research in the establishment of a real-time coastal management decision support system for more effect coastal and emergency management. The Fellow will work closely with eResearch analysts to set up and maintain the system on high performance computers. Duties will include development of a centralised information system with research partner organisations, creation of 2D/3D visualisation tools for the system, archiving of existing data relevant to storm surges and disaster management, and the preparation of scientific publications.. A detailed position description can be obtained here.
For those who want to apply for the positions, please send (1) Cover letter, (2) Full CV, and (3) Response to the selection criteria (which can be obtained in the PDF files on the above links) to Professor Rodger Tomlinson (preferred) or by mail to the following address. References may also be requested when needed.
2. University of Hawaii, Manoa
Faculty Position Announcement, the Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawaii, Manoa
Applications for a full-time tenure-track position, at the rank of assistant or associate professor, in the field of coastal engineering. Ocean and Resources Engineering is a graduate department offering MS and PhD degrees with strong commitment to teaching and mentoring graduate students, conducting extramurally funded research, and publishing scholarly materials. The ABET-accredited academic program includes coastal engineering, offshore engineering, and ocean resources engineering.
The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate courses and develop funded research projects in topic areas such as littoral processes, sediment transport, ocean observing, structural mechanics, and environmental fluid mechanics. In addition, the selectee will also have the opportunity to further develop the Kilo Nalu Nearshore Reef Observatory.
Applicants must have a PhD degree in Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics or a closely related discipline received no later than June 30, 2012. Other requirements include excellent communication skills; demonstrated capability for creative, high quality research; and the demonstrated capability/experience and desire to contribute to teaching and mentoring of students. At the associate professor level, applications must have four years of experience at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent. Practical experience in design of ocean structures and marine systems is highly desirable.
Interested applicants should submit a detailed resume, teaching and research plans, copies of three relevant publications, transcripts (copies acceptable with application, official document upon hire) and names and address of three references to [email protected]. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. K.F. Cheung, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering. This position will be available on August 1, 2012.
3. College of Engineering at the American University of Sharjah (AUS), Arab Emirates
World-class researcher in the field of water and environmental engineering, the College of Engineering at the American University of Sharjah (AUS), Arab Emirates
The Chair has been established through the generosity of University Trustee Riad Sadek for the purpose of advancing the theory and practice of water and environmental engineering, particularly in the context of the Gulf of Arabia and the GCC. The successful candidate will head efforts underway at the University to establish a Gulf Coastal Ecosystem Research Center for the study of water and environmental resources. The incumbent must hold a terminal degree and qualify for appointment as a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering. The new Chair will have research and instructional responsibilities, as well as some administrative duties associated with the Center.
The successful candidate will be a leader in the field of coastal ecosystem, environmental science and engineering or water resources engineering, as demonstrated by a solid record of research, substantial publications and peer recognition worldwide. The successful candidate will also have a strong record of acquiring external resources to support research. We are looking for someone with a history of collegiality and team building who, likewise, has a successful record of mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate must be a visionary, who can lead the University’s efforts to build an internationally recognized research center in coastal ecosystems.
Candidates seeking either a visiting appointment or a regular appointment will be considered for the inaugural appointment to the Riad Sadek Chair.
Screening will begin upon receipt of applications and will continue until the position is filled.
A curriculum vita and the names and contact information of at least three references should be submitted via email.
For more information, visit the website.
Applicants must have earned doctorates in Civil Engineering or closely related fields. Strong preference is given to candidates with teaching experience in an American model/s of higher education and having experience in managing a research center/s. Work experience in North American industry or higher education is highly desirable.
4. University of Kurdistan Hewler, Iraq
Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Natural Resources Engineering,University of Kurdistan Hewler, Iraq Closing date: May 20, 2012
The University of Kurdistan Hewler (UKH) is a public university funded by the Kurdistan Regional Government within Iraq (www.KRG.org). It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research. The medium of instruction, communication and administration is exclusively English and the University follows the British Quality assurance system.
The University is seeking enthusiastic and well qualified academics to fill in a number of vacant Lecturer/Senior Lecturer posts in the following areas of Natural Resources Engineering:
1. Water Resources Engineering.
2. Sedimentation and Stratigraphy, Geomorphology, Petrology and Hydrogeology, Geophysical Analysis and Formation Evaluation;
3. Mineralogy, Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing Engineering, Structural Geology and Analysis, Remote Sensing and GIS, Seismic Methods and Interpretation;
4. Drilling Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Geosciences, Well Completion and Production, Well Logging and Testing, Enhanced Oil Recovery;
5. Fluid Mechanics, Petroleum Fluids, Environmental Hydrology ;
6. Petroleum Engineering, Natural Gas Engineering.
The University offers an attractive remuneration package which includes:
Generous tax-free salary in US$;
Free furnished accommodation;
Round-trip travel to home destination;
Contribution to relocation expenses;
Child education contribution.
For an informal discussion regarding these positions, please contact Dr. Tahseen Rafik, Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching. For detailed job description, person specification and application form, please visit the University’s website via Apply Online. To apply, please complete the Application Form – Academic which can be downloaded from our website and email it together with your extended CV (including list of publications and copies of qualification transcripts) to: [email protected]. Please include in your application a Personal Statement highlighting the post(s) you are applying for and a mapping of your skills and experience onto the requirements of the post, a list of modules that you are able to deliver at access, undergraduate and postgraduate levels and your research interests.
5. CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico
Postdoc Opportunity at CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico
Closing date: May 18, 2012
The Waves Group of CICESE, as part of the Physical Oceanography Department is seeking candidates for a three-year postdoc position. As part of a recent CONACYT-funded project, the postdoc will work with the Principal Investigator (F. J. Ocampo-Torres) and colleagues in the Waves Group at CICESE (P. Osuna and others), along with several outside collaborators (from UABC in Ensenada, U.Marseilles in France, and Met Institutt in Norway).
Some of the effects of the sea surface in the marine-boundary layer has already been documented. Moreover, detailed aspects related to the presence of swell in opposing direction to the wind generated waves is still a subject of further research.
Understanding the process by which the marine-boundary layer is influenced by combined swell and wind-sea is necessary to constrain the description of its future behavior in coupled models. Within this broad context, the specific purpose of the project is to acquire detailed observations in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, hindcast the wave spectrum in the interest region, study air-sea interaction under accelerating-decelerating winds in the laboratory, and determine ocean-atmosphere fluxes of CO2, heat and moisture under the presence of mixed seas.
We seek for a recent PhD graduate interested in approaching these challenging problems.
Essential qualifications include: PhD in Oceanography, Applied Math, Physics or related field, a strong math and physics background, and the ability to gain insight from observational data. Knowledge of Fortran and model development experience is desirable. She/He is also expected to actively collaborate in writing and submitting scientific manuscripts and proposals for funding, as well as to collaborate in other research activities within the Waves Group in CICESE.
Please send a CV along with the names and contact information of three references to F. J. Ocampo-Torres and Pedro Osuna. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding further details about the position are welcome.
6. University of Queensland – School of Civil Engineering, Australia
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Civil Engineering, University of Queensland – School of Civil Engineering, Australia
Closing date: May 16, 2012. Ref. nº 493224
The School of Civil Engineering has a long and proud record of academic achievement and involvement with the profession and industry and is among the leaders in civil engineering education and research in Australia and has world standing in several research areas. Its mission is to provide a cohesive learning environment enabling quality education, leadership with a desire to meet technological challenges and an ability to work with a wide range of people. The School has extensive concrete, steel and soils laboratory facilities that are used for teaching, research and commercial testing. The School is located at the St Lucia Campus and has offices and facilities in the Hawken Engineering Building and the Seddon Buildings. The School will be moving into a new state of the art Advanced Engineering building in 2013.
Further information and details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the school’s website.
The successful appointee will work with a multidisciplinary team on an Australian Research Council Linkage project titled: “Multi-scale, two-phase flow in complex coal seam systems”
Applicants should possess PhD qualifications in Hydrogeology or Civil/Environmental Engineering (with a strong hydrogeological background). You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career, have good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.
To discuss this role please contact Professor Ling Li. To submit an application for this role, visit the website and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.
1. ETH Zurich, Switzerland
PhD position in the modeling of step formation in steep streams at ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Closing date: June 1, 2012
Research is on the critical state at which steps are formed with the toolbox of self-organized criticality and cellular automaton modeling of step formation by grain blocking and hydraulically-driven step collapse in a 1-d and 2-d channel. Field work in Alptal is involved (in collaboration with WSL).
For more details contact: Dr Peter Molnar.
2. Grenoble, France
PhD, Discrete Element Modelling of Bedload Sediment Transport, Grenoble, France
Transport of bedload, the larger material that is transported in stream channels, has major consequences for public safety, for the management of water resources, and for environmental sustainability. Most particularly, in mountains, steep slopes drive intense transport of a wide range of grain sizes. As discussed recently (Frey and Church 2009)*, an important reason for our limited ability to predict sediment flux is that we have no general understanding of grain-grain interactions in stream channels,
especially due to a very wide range of grain size leading to grain size sorting or segregation (Fig.A). Movement of beads on a mobile bed in a turbulent supercritical flow on steep slopes has been studied at Cemagref in a two-dimensional channel. A high speed camera and image analysis allow us to measure variables at the particle scale such as positions, instantaneous velocities, trajectories, states of movements.
Two datasets are available, one relative to a uniform size of particle, the other pertaining to a segregating binary mixture (Fig.B).
This PhD subject is about discrete element modelling of bedload. In this type of modelling, each individual particle (sand grain, rock, …) is taken into account and intergranular interactions are modelled with simple laws (e.g. Coulomb friction). Gravity and contact forces permit to solve the dynamical behaviour of the system. The main issue will be to couple an existing discrete element model (yade-dem.org) with the fluid,
taking into account hydrodynamic forces. Calibration and validation will be performed with the help of both the uniform and binary datasets.
A. River armoring B. Segregation in a Flume
This PhD located in Grenoble, in the French Alps, will benefit from a collaboration with the laboratory 3SR, sols, solides, structures risques (discrete element modelling and fluid/grain coupling) and the laboratory LEGI, écoulements géophysiques et industriels (Turbulent flow modelling with particles).
Cemagref (Irstea), the National Institute in Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, is a public research organisation depending on the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Research of the French Government. It employs over 1000 scientists and technicians specialising in interdisciplinary research in the field of environmental sciences, natural risks, rural life, agriculture, soil conservation, water
quality, vegetation and wildlife. The Grenoble centre is specialised in mountain-related issues. It conducts research in analysis and modelling of physical processes involved in the initiation and flowing of bedload transport, debris flows and snow avalanches, and their interactions with protective structures. Contact here or visit the website.
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