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Postdoc in Coastal Processes Modeling

The Boston College Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in coastal processes modeling, to be supervised by professors Mark Behn and Noah Snyder. We seek an individual with a recent PhD and strong background in quantitative geomorphology, sediment transport, coastal processes, geodynamics, math and physics, and/or computer modeling. This individual will join a team of researchers at Boston College studying sediment erosion, transport, and deposition in rivers, reservoirs and coasts. The postdoctoral position will involve the formulation, development, and analysis of numerical models to explore how climate and land-use change over the next decades to centuries will influence hydro-eco-geomorphic processes in estuaries, salt marshes, reservoirs and adjacent environments. Experience with Delft3D or similar models is desirable. This position is funded for 1.5 years. To apply please email a CV, a cover letter outlining research experience and goals for the position, and the names of three references to and Feel free to reach out to either of us with questions. Depending on the goals of the postdoctoral researcher, the position could also include teaching a course for undergraduate and/or graduate students. Mentoring in research project management, proposal writing, teaching, and academic service will be important parts of this position. Review of applications will proceed as they are received. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department and BC, and we specifically seek individuals from underrepresented groups.

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Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity.