Description du poste

Missions / Activities

The postdoctoral fellow will carry out the following activities:

Review the literature on dune physical modelling and livebed scour experiments;
Conduct flume experiments on dune equilibrium morphology and dynamics under unidirectional currents and wavecurrent interactions;

Conduct flume experiments on livebed scour processes around a cylindrical pile under current and wavecurrent interactions;

Perform the processing and analysis of the experimental data (bed morphology, stress gauges, hydrodynamics)

Perform statistical processing methods aiming at highlighting the probability density function of extreme events / current interaction

Participate to the writing of reports and scientific publications, and presentation of the results to meetings, workshops and conferences.

A twin postdoc position will be opened at Le Havre university (LOMC lab.), focussing on dune development and scouring around monopiles under unsteady and reversing currents. The position offered here in Caen will focus on wavecurrent interactions. The two postdoctoral fellows are expected to work closely and to maintain a high level of interactions.

Modalités de candidature

Please send a CV, a letter of interest (up to one page long), and the names of two potential referees, to Nizar Abcha ( and Pierre Weill (