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We are looking for a motivated PhD student to join the Fluid Mechanics in Environmental Processes Group at UW-Madison to investigate alongshore flow dynamics and sediment transport in the coastal environment driven by water waves. This will include conducting experiments in a large-scale facility at Queen’s University in Canada as part of a team of PhD students and investigators from multiple universities. The PhD student will therefore have the opportunity to travel to Queen’s University, work in a team of capable and motivated students advised by multiple investigators, and receive scientific training in a well supported environment.

Strong candidates for this position will have a strong background in at least one (if not more) of the following: coastal oceanography, fluid mechanics, MATLAB data analysis, quantitative image techniques (e.g., PIV), geosciences, and applied mathematics. The ideal candidate would also have prior research experience, either from a masters degree or from an undergraduate research project, and be a positive contributor in a team environment. We are committed to supporting students from diverse backgrounds and particularly encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and engineering.

Interested candidates should first contact Dr. Pujara by e-mail with subject line ‘prospective PhD student – alongshore dynamics’, with a full CV, a transcript of courses taken, and a short paragraph explaining your interests in this project and joining our group. Following an initial conversation, a formal application can be submitted to UW-Madison. We can accept incoming students through the Civil and Environmental Engineering department, Mechanical Engineering department, or the Engineering Physics department depending on student interests and timing.

The position is open until filled with a start date of Fall (September) 2022 or Spring (January) 2023.

Open positions are listed above, but regardless of whether there are any openings, we are always interested in hearing from motivated students. We are also committed to supporting students from diverse backgrounds.

If you interested in joining us as an undergraduate researcher, graduate student, or a postdoc, please contact Dr. Pujara by e-mail. It helps if the e-mail has the subject line ‘prospective student/postdoc’, and it contains a full CV, a transcript of courses taken, and a paragraph describing what interests you about research in our group.

Prospective graduate students can apply to work with us through the Civil and Environmental Engineering department, Mechanical Engineering department, or the Engineering Physics department.