Post-doctoral Researcher at IU Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Indiana University Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Bloomington, Indiana
$40,000 - $50,000 per year, salary commensurate with experience.
Sep 04, 2018
Oct 04, 2018
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The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University invites applicants for a post‐doctoral research position in the lab of Professor Douglas Edmonds. The successful candidate will be involved in a large, multidisciplinary National Science Foundation Coastal Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability project on the sustainability of deltaic coastlines, with particular reference to the Mississippi River Delta. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a basin‐scale morphodynamic model using Delft3D based on the Mississippi Delta. The goal is to understand how deltaic land building evolves under different conditions of sediment supply by rivers, subsidence, vegetation growth, and ocean conditions. A Ph.D. by time of appointment in geology (or earth science equivalent), geography, oceanography, or engineering is required. Experience or training in one or more of the following is strongly preferred: numerical modeling (especially morphodynamic modeling), coastal geomorphology, or familiarity with the dynamics of the Mississippi Delta.

The position is for one year, with the opportunity of renewal depending on progress and funding availability. For full consideration, we request a statement of research, vita, and contact information for three referees. Applications received by Jan. 1, 2019, will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable, but it cannot be later than Sept. 1, 2019.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Professor Doug Edmonds (, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, 1001 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.

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