Post-Doc : Morphodynamics modelling for the real-time prediction...

Morphodynamics modelling for the real-time prediction of the underkeel clearance in the Gironde estuary, with application to the port of Bordeaux (France)

Secteur d'activité : Recherche et enseignement

Employeur : Roberval Laboratory

Localisation : Paris

Contact : Dr. Nicolas Huybrechts ( and Dr. Pablo Tassi (

Description :

In order to welcome larger vessels inside the Gironde estuary, the Port of Bordeaux has funded a project which involves several partners as University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), EDF R&D LNHE, Cerema, University Paris-Est and the University of Bordeaux (EPOC laboratory)
 Within this framework, the joint research unit between UTC (Roberval Laboratory) and Cerema offers a post-doctoral position with duration of about 15 months. The post-doctoral research topic focuses on the implementation of numerical models able to reproduce the hydrodynamic, salinity, sediment transport and morphodynamics of the Gironde estuary and integrating weather conditions such as wind and storm surges. The model will account for bottom modifications provided by bathymetric surveys performed on a monthly basis. The numerical tool will be encapsulated in a tool capable to forecast 36 hours of underkeel clearance along the navigation channel from the mouth to the Bordeaux Harbor (80 km inland).The numerical models will be based on the open source TelemacMascaret modelling system (

Profil :

We are looking for a candidate having a PhD in fluid mechanics, hydraulics, geosciences or coastal oceanography and strong expertise related to sedimentology (cohesive and non-cohesive), geomorphology, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, numerical methods. Knowledge of French language is not mandatory.
The welcoming laboratory is Roberval Laboratory (UMR CNRS 7337) located in Compiègne (40 min from Paris by train).

Candidates are encouraged to apply to Dr. Nicolas Huybrechts ( and Dr. Pablo Tassi ( with a motivation letter, CV, and contact information of two references.