PhD position 

We have a vacancy for a fully funded PhD position at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Thomas Wahl in the Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department (CECE) and National Center for Integrated Coastal Research (NCICR). The candidate’s research will focus on the broad topic of assessing compound flooding from storm surge, wave impacts, river discharge, and/or precipitation for the North Atlantic coastlines of the United States and Europe. This includes identifying the prevalence of different types of compound events for different regions as well as the large-scale weather patterns responsible for them, analyzing the impacts of compound flooding for selected case study sites, and developing appropriate tools to include such events in coastal risk analysis, management plans, and design concepts. The work will be undertaken in close collaboration with colleagues at the University of Southampton, UK.

Applicants should possess a MSc in Civil Engineering, Statistics, Geosciences, Physical Oceanography, or other relevant field. Experience in statistics and/or using hydrodynamic numerical models or similar tools for flood risk analysis and/or analyzing climate model data is a plus. Experience in technical programming (e.g. MATLAB, R, Python) is required.

Please send your application package including a cover letter and updated resume to t.wahl@ucf.edu. The start date for the position is Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. The position will be open until filled but due to time constraints and admission deadlines the review of applications will begin March 1st.

Please do not hesitate to contact me under the email address listed above in case you have additional questions.