Ph.D. Student Assistantship in Compound Flood Numerical Modeling via AGU

University of Georgia

Athens, GA, USA 🇺🇸

Position Description: The University of Georgia (UGA) School of Environmental, Civil, Agriculture, and Mechanical Engineering ( is seeking a highly-motivated Ph.D. student to begin Summer/Fall 2023. The graduate student will work under Dr. Félix Santiago-Collazo and be part of the Compound Inundation Team for Resilient Applications ( The Ph.D. student will also work with other graduate students, post-docs, and faculty affiliated with the Institute of Resilient Infrastructure Systems ( and the Coastal Ocean Analysis and Simulation Team (

General scope: Includes compound flood modeling at various spatial scales, including local and state scales. The Ph.D. student will develop and integrate a hydrologic/hydraulic model into an ocean circulation model to fully assess compound floods throughout coastal watersheds.

Benefits: The student assistantship includes a full tuition waiver, a competitive stipend, and funds to attend conferences and workshops. Required software and computers will be provided. Funding will be provided for at least four years.

Qualifications: Candidates should have been awarded an M.S. degree in Mechanical, Civil, Environmental, or Coastal Engineering or a related field. Students with backgrounds in Applied Mathematics degrees are also encouraged to apply, especially if they have knowledge in shallow water flow physics. The ideal candidate will have experience with computer programming /scripting (Matlab, Fortran, Python, R, bash scripting, etc.) and GIS. Experience with coastal inundation or hydrologic/hydraulic models is a plus. Strong communication and writing skills are essential, as well as the ability to work within a lab group setting. Although it is not necessary to have all of these skills at the start, the ideal candidate will be willing to learn from others and have the motivation to self-teach skills.

Application: Candidates interested in applying to this position should fill out the following form by January 31, 2023. Applications through email will not be accepted. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Félix Santiago-Collazo by email at with the subject heading “UGA CITRA Graduate Student Inquiry”. Interviews with the selected candidates will start in February 2023, and the final candidate should be announced that same month.

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