Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: MSCA-IF 2017 at the Department of Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group / Hydraulic Engineering Department

    01/09/2018 12:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Project Office
    Promotion & Advisory Unit

Professor Manuel Díez-Minguito, from the Department of Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group / Hydraulic Engineering Department at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in this university. Applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information in the participant guide: http://sl.ugr.es/097k).

The Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group of the University of Granada is an interdisciplinary, high-performance team comprised of six professors and more than twenty researchers including Post-Docs, PhD and MS students. Our mission is to gain fundamental knowledge of the ocean-atmosphere-land interactions to provide creative solutions to social challenges in a changing world. Outstanding research lines are the study of physical and biogeochemical processes in shelf seas, estuaries, and beaches; the integrated management and risk analysis of coastal environments, catchment areas, and structures; and the numerical, experimental, and analytical modelling of marine and freshwater systems.

Detailed information can be found in our web: http://gdfa.ugr.es 

Despite recent advances on submarine canyon circulation, the role of submarine canyons in linking shelf seas and deep ocean basins is still controversial (e.g., [Klinck, 1996; Kämpf, 2006; Jordi and Wang, 2008; Hall et al, 2011; Zhao et al, 2012]). In particular, little is known on the role of storm passage on its circulation.

The overall objective of this investigation is to determine the relative influence of storm passage on the circulation in submarine canyons at different temporal scales, from intratidal to subtidal. Specific objectives are to:

I) Determine how does storms affect the circulation in submarine canyons.

II) Determine whether the influence of storms on the circulation of a canyon persists over temporal scales longer than a few days.

II) Determine whether other forcings (e.g., tides, baroclinicity) disrupt or enhance the influence of storms.

IV) Develop analytical and numerical models that describe the influence of storm passage in the canyon circulation.

This project will be carried out in collaboration with the University of Florida. A combination of data analysis and analytical and numerical modelling will be used to tackle the objectives.

Research Area:


  • Environmental Sciences and Geology (ENV)
  • Physics (PHY)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor (mdiezm@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)