Job ID: 138712

PhD position in Groundwater and Solute Physical and Numerical Simulation

United Arab Emirates University

  • Feb. 17, 2020
  • Open until filled
  • Jun. 1, 2020
  • Graduate Student
  • Water Resources Engineering

The announced position is within the National Water Center of the United Arab Emirates University. The scientific staff at the Center has access to state-of-the-art facilities, including a series of advanced laboratories, powerful computer infrastructure and oceangoing research vessels. We offer an international and collaborative research environment at the Center and provide the opportunity to work in an innovative, motivated and successful team

We are looking for highly motivated and talented candidates to join our group as soon as possible.

Applications are invited from outstanding graduates in groundwater-related fields who have relevant experience with demonstrated expertise/track record in hydrogeological groundwater modeling and Solute Physical and numerical Simulation.

Qualifications and personal qualities:
We seek an enthusiastic PhD student holding an MSc degree (at the start of the contract) in natural sciences, Geosciences, or engineering with a strong component of hydrological/groundwater modelling and possesses the following:

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Proven high-level-skills in numerical modelling and data processing
  • Appropriate background in geostatistics and spatial data analysis techniques and software
  • Strong and solid experience in GIS applications and techniques
  • Experience with programming and other data science methods are an asset
  • Ability to work with both finite difference (Modflow) and finite element (Sutra/Feflow) models is an asset
  • Eagerness to develop multidisciplinary skills
  • Demonstration of research ability through publication output in peer reviewed international journals is desirable
  • Work independently and have strong collaborative skills
  • Proven excellent written and spoken English skills

The application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Motivation letter
  • List of publications (if any)
  • The names of three referees

For information and application submission, please contact:
Dr. Mohsen Sherif ( or Dr. Ahmed Sefelnasr (

  • The UAE University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity. Women, minorities, and members of all groups are encouraged to join the University.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Dr. Ahmed Sefelnasr
    National Water Center
    United Arab Emirates University
    Al Ain, Abu Dhabi 15551
    United Arab Emirates

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