Postdoctoral position in coastal processes and landslides, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

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Wed Dec 8 19:30:30 UTC 2021

Postdoctoral position in coastal processes and landslides, Scripps
Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego:

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego seeks a
postdoctoral researcher for a three-year funded research project to study
coastal cliff erosion and landslide failure processes.

The project aims to further advance quantitative understanding of the
spatial and temporal nature of cliff erosion and associated environmental
drivers. The project will develop new techniques, tools, and systems to
conduct coastal mapping, detect coastal change, measure coastal processes,
improve data processing of large topographic datasets, and monitor landslide
failure processes using in situ sensors.

The candidate is expected to conduct analysis of coastal cliff geomorphology
using remote sensing (e.g. LiDAR, UAV-photogrammetry, GNSS) and to apply
computer science techniques for change detection in these datasets, as well
as to assist with data collection in the field. The candidate is also
expected to help develop new observation systems and to analyze geophysical
datasets to help inform early landslide warnings. 

The candidate will be located at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in
La Jolla, California, USA, and work in close collaboration with researchers
and students in the Coastal Process Group (CPG) ( <> and other research groups at SIO/UCSD. There will
be ample opportunity for fieldwork as well as laboratory time engaging in
processing ocean and coastal data. The successful applicant is expected to
have expertise in one or more of the following areas: geomorphology, coastal
processes, geology, geodesy, geotechnical engineering, slope stability,
computer science, GIS, remote sensing, or other relevant disciplines.
Candidates with experience in landscape change detection and landslide
processes are highly encouraged.

Other requirements include:

1. A PhD in a relevant field in science or engineering.

2. Research experience with contributions to refereed journal articles.

3. Ability to pursue research both independently and collaboratively.

4. Proficient coding skills (Python, Matlab, etc.).


Initial appointment will be for 12 months, renewable subject to performance.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply,
email Dr. Adam Young ( <mailto:adyoung at> adyoung at a SINGLE
PDF with a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references.

Applicant screening will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled. UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with
strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability, or status as a protected veteran.




Distinguished Researcher and Senior Lecturer

Director, Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center (SOPAC)

Director, California Spatial Reference Center (CSRC)


University of California San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, California 92093-0225

Office: 858-534-5292

Cell: 858-245-9518


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