Doctoral position: Dam breach hydraulics
Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW)
Zurich
vor 2 Tg.

Job description

The research activities involve :

  • Setup and operation of scale-model tests in the institute's hydraulic laboratory
  • Application of a state-of-the-art photogrammetric measurement system and corresponding data analysis
  • Setup and operation of numerical model tests to reproduce and extend scale-model tests
  • Development of an improved parameter model based on test results
  • Presentation of project results at international conferences
  • Publication of articles in scientific journals
  • Doctoral studies
  • The starting date is negotiable, the latest start being envisioned for the beginning of 2021. The planned project duration is 4 years.

    Your profile

  • Master's degree in civil or environmental engineering (or equivalent), with a specialization in hydraulic or geotechnical engineering
  • Background in hydraulic experimentation and / or numerical modelling
  • Coding experience (e.g. Python, MATLAB)
  • Proficient command of the English language, written and spoken
  • Good communication skills
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