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Post-doc Opportunity Volcanology-Fluid Dynamics at USF

Date: 05/22/2018

On Behalf of Rocco Malservisi, USF,

The USF College of Arts and Sciences (Tampa campus) cordially invites candidates with a Doctoral degree in volcanology, geology, geophysics, computer sciences or a related area with research focus in computational fluid dynamics to apply for this Post- Doctoral Research Scholar position. This is a full-time position with a starting date expected no later than October 1st, 2018, that may be renewed annually depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability up to a maximum of two years. Health insurance benefits will be offered through the USF postdoctoral scholar health insurance program:


The selected candidate will work in the volcanology group, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida and conduct research for the NSF CAREER Project entitled “Developing a consensual validation and benchmarking procedure for Pyroclastic Density Current (PDC) hazard models”. The tasks of the Postdoctoral Researcher assigned to the project will be (but not limited) to: (1) implement the physical/sedimentological PDC models; (2) create a database of PDC metrics/components; and (3) set up the model validation/benchmarking exercises. In addition, the selected candidate will work with the volcanology group to write and publish manuscripts, prepare and submit proposals related to the group’s current and planned research agenda, and provide support in terms of the daily activities associated with existing research. The candidate is also encouraged to develop his/her own research agenda.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctoral degree in volcanology, geology, geophysics, computer sciences or a related area with research focus in computational fluid dynamics. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Postdoctoral Fellow.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with research expertise or experience in one or more of the following will be reviewed favorably: volcanology, field-based studies and/or laboratory experiments of granular and/or multiphase flows, computational fluid dynamics, physics and/or numerical modeling of granular and/or multiphase flows, quantitative data modeling and analysis, statistical and mathematical modeling, programming.

How To Apply:

Apply at USF Careers here:


Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vita emphasizing research goals and past research accomplishments, and two (2) letters of recommendation.

Deadline for applications is 31st July, 2018.

For any additional information, please contact Sylvain Charbonnier at sylvain@usf.edu.


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