PhD positions in ocean science and numerical modeling

PhD positions are available in connection with the MTT63 project “Numerical particle tracking modeling for inhomogeneous turbulent water basins”. The aim of the project is to improve the models currently in use for Lagrangian particle tracking, and apply Lagrangian-based techniques to analyze transport properties for various flow scenarios. Individual-based models are being used in biophysical modeling, for tracking of fish eggs and larvae, and in the analysis of transport and dispersion of oil spill, but these techniques can be used in virtually any flow applications, including atmospheric and industrial scale flow problems. The work will be conducted within the Laboratory of Wave Engineering at the Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology.

We are seeking motivated and qualified students who wish to make a PhD within the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Students with a strong background in computational physics and oceanography will be given priority, but student with relevant background in theoretical or applied sciences (physics, mathematics, informatics, environmental engineering) are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to both model development and to model applications connected to ongoing research at the Laboratory of Wave Engineering. The positions are funded by the MTT63 grant, which guarantees a competitive salary for up to 3 years (until 31 July 2015).

Applications should be sent to by email to or by mail to
Tomas Torsvik
Institute of Cybernetics at TUT
Akadeemia tee 21
EE-12618 Tallinn, Estonia

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