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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Candidate Post: Sediment Transport and Morphodynamics in Marine and Coastal Waters with Engineering Solutions (SEDIMARE)

Engineering

Location:  UK Other
Salary:  £36,386 to £43,626 in accordance with the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie-Actions financial guidelines for this scheme.
Closing Date:  Friday 31 March 2023
Reference:  ENG1619

The SEDIMARE Doctoral Network consortium will provide a training-through-research program to 12 Doctoral Award/PhD Candidates across Europe and the UK in complex sediment transport processes involving sand-mud mixtures, mixed-size sands, granular-fluid mixtures; coupling between hydrodynamics (waves, storm surges, and tides), sediment transport, morphological changes; and engineering solutions to issues related to erosion/sedimentation with emphasis on sustainability and resilience. The research methods include effective process-based engineering modelling, advanced numerical simulations, and innovative experiments.

SEDIMARE University of Nottingham DC PhD Project: Morphodynamic swash zone modelling. 

This project will develop a numerical model of the boundary layer in swash type flows. A review of existing boundary layer descriptions will be carried out. A new boundary layer model will be developed which will address present inadequacies in our modelling capabilities. This will be incorporated into existing software that describes swash motions. Computational performance will be quantified, the resulting combined model will be validated against suitable data-sets.  

Offer Description: Applications are invited for 1 Doctoral Candidate (DC) position. The successful candidate will also be enrolled for a fee free PhD at the University of Nottingham, UK. The position includes secondment opportunities to Deltares, The Netherlands, and HR-Wallingford, UK.

The successful candidate will receive an attractive salary in accordance with MSCA regulations for Doctoral Candidates. The salary includes living allowance, a mobility allowance, and a family allowance (if applicable). The position will fund a PhD for the period of employment, expected to total 36-months, with options for further financial support.

Selection process: Candidates should apply via the Apply Online link below.

Application Deadline: 31st March 2023, 23:59 GMT. Late applications will not be considered. 

Eligibility requirements:

Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2016_2017/main/h2020-wp1617-msca_en.pdf). In particular, at the time of appointment the successful candidate must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the (recruiting host country) UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment. 

Candidates should have a primary degree or masters in civil / mechanical / maritime engineering, applied mathematics, physics, or a related discipline. Candidates who already have a PhD are not eligible to apply.

Strong scientific computing skills are required.  

The language of MSCA is English and candidates must have evidenced proficiency in English to meet University of Nottingham requirements.

Informal queries may be sent to Nicholas.Dodd@Nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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