Postdoctoral Scholar Position

University of California-Irvine

Irvine, CA, US


Postdoctoral Scholar Position with Professor Brett Sanders Research Group

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Position: Postdoctoral Scholar
Salary: $43,692-$49,152 *
Start Date: 1/17/2017

Application Deadline: 11/30/2016

  • Based on years of experience

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position beginning January 17, 2017.

The postdoctoral scholar is expected to work on research to model the hydro-geomorphological response of coastal lowlands in southern California during extreme flood events, to deepen understanding of the relative contribution and/or coupling of extreme events and anthropogenic activity (e.g., dredging, sediment placement, beach nourishment) on inter-annual coastal sediment dynamics at the regional scale, and to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of researchers to identify best practices in sediment management, including use of modeling tools, for adapting to accelerating sea level rise in consideration of ecological, social, and economic factors. Background should include expertise in hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and computational modeling and familiarity with morphodynamics of riverine and coastal systems. Expertise in geographical information systems, flood risk management with nature-based features and green infrastructure, and use of Delft3D software is also preferred. Fluency in both English and Spanish is also desirable. The candidate is expected to write their research results in journal publications, attend project meetings and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of researchers as needed for completion of the research.

This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, Geosciences, Oceanography or a closely related field.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, publications and contact information for three references by applying to our online RECRUIT system at:

The initial appointment is for 12 months, renewable subject to performance and availability of adequate funding.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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