Graduate Student/PostDoc Position available in Haifa – Integrated tsunami hazard study: Modeling and sediments

This very interesting job offer was sent around by our colleague Beverly Goodman-Tchernov:

Past tsunami events have impacted the Israeli coastline, and future tsunamis are anticipated.  Physical evidence exists both in historical written records and sedimentological field deposits. Incorporating physical evidence with computational modeling makes it possible to better understand the magnitude of past events and create realistic predictions for the future. The project is in collaboration with Geological Survey of Israel, Virginia Tech, IOLR, and the University of Haifa. It will use multi-sourced data to produce modeling scenarios for past tsunamis and produce a complex reference set of theoretical scenarios to be used in practical real-time hazard assessments.

Applicants should hold a degree in Applied Mathematics, Geophysics, Computer Science, Civil or Coastal Engineering. Advanced knowledge of numerical methods is a must, knowledge of data analytics desirable. Due to the quantitative nature of the work, proficiency in one of the following computer language is required: Fortran, C++, C, but also Python.

In addition to computer modeling, the project will include some fieldwork (surveys, collections, mapping), and international travel. The project is funded by the Israel Ministry of Energy and Water.  The selected candidate will be enrolled/registered in the University of Haifa Charney School of Marine Sciences Department of Marine Geosciences academic program, but a portion of the project period will be held in the USA (one semester expected). Scholarship funding available.

Interested parties should send a resume/CV, transcript, names and contact information of at least two references, and a cover letter written to both Dr. Beverly N. Goodman-Tchernov ( and Dr. Robert Weiss ( Candidates interested in PhD studies or Postdoctoral Research will receive preference, but qualified, interested, and motivated MSc applicants will also be considered.


Thanks a lot Beverly for spreading the news!


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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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