Geodesy Lab seeking intern

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Flood zone area

FIU’s Department of Earth and Environment and Sea Level Solution Center are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to conduct research for the Geodesy Lab starting August 2020. The research is part of a project supported by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulations that focuses on coastal flooding in southeast Florida.

The project has very important societal implications, as several coastal communities in southeast Florida have been subjected to increasing frequency of coastal flooding over the past decade. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team that uses geodetic and remote sensing observations, as well as numerical modeling, to study a variety of geological and environmental topics, including sea level rise, land subsidence, sinkhole detection, earthquake interaction and wetland hydrology.

The student will receive a competitive salary and will receive full tuition support.

Women and individuals representing underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


  • BS and/or MS in geology, geophysics, oceanography, engineering, physics or related fields
  • Programming skills in Python, R, Matlab or similar languages
  • Excellent independent problem-solving skills and eagerness to learn new topics

Applications will be accepted until the Fall 2020 deadline on February 1st, 2020. Interested candidates should check out the FIU application website and send a brief CV and description of their research interests to Dr. Shimon Wdowinski.