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Research Fellow:

Morphodynamics and Sedimentary Dynamics in Estuarine and Coastal Environment

Two research fellow positions are available immediately for research on morphological evolution and sediment transport in estuarine and coastal environment.

Sediment dynamics and morphological changes in coastal areas and tidal systems are complex processes, and it has long been recognized that there is a need for knowledge acquisition and management tool. Scientific analysis and evaluation are aimed at the effectiveness of appropriate methods and models with regard to the morphological effect of dredging and dumping practice on the safety of waterway navigation, coast ports, flood protection, ecosystem function, and natural environment including but not limited to coastal seabed, estuarine intertidal and subtidal zones (marshes, mud flats, and channels) and upstream tidal tributaries. The research involves close collaboration with government agencies, research institutions, academics and professionals, who are active in coastal and estuarine research and management.

One position (position: HSC13-0201) will focus on hydraulic and sedimentological parameters used as proxies for morphological evolution, and the other (position: HSC13-0202) on morphological data analysis including empirical and historic analysis of morphological dynamics and configurations. Two research fellows (positions HSC13-0201 and HSC13-0202) are required to collaborate on physical model assessments, numerical model simulations, and design, planning and execution new measurements in areas for detailed examination of the morphology and information collection in relation to hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics that drive morphological evolution.

Required qualifications: (1) experience with hydraulic and sediment transport, morphology, sedimentology, estuarine/marine energy, and hydrology or related research field proved by recently published articles in national and international peer reviewed journals; (2) demonstrated ability to succeed in acquiring external grant; (3) experience with collaborative interdisciplinary research.

Funding is available for 4 years. The contract will start with a one year appointment, and will be renewable on a yearly basis contingent on successful research performance.

Interested individuals please send a brief description of your research interests and accomplishments as well as qualifications for the position (position: HSC13-0201, or, position: HSC13-0202), your curriculum vitae that indicates when your PhD was awarded or is anticipated, and contact details for at least three references. Please send your application via email to Prof. Dr. ir. Margaret Chen: Margaret.Chen@vub.ac.be. Please specify which position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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