The Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genoa (Italy), has different openings for PhD positions in the field of ocean and coastal engineering and oceanography. The research will be carried out on different topics related to ocean science and engineering (a detailed list of research subjects and possible supervisors can be found here

Candidates, in order be admitted to the selection, are expected to contact a member of the scientific committee of the PhD program (, in order to discuss a possible research project to be developed during the PhD and to obtain a local support letter.

Please feel free to contact me for further information. The official call can be found here Candidates should apply to the Course in Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engng (Curriculum FLUID DYNAMICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING) and to the Course in Marine Sciences and Technologies (Curriculum in ENGINEERING FOR MARINE AND COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS). Deadline to submit the applications is the 15th of June 2020 12.00 Italian time.

The conditions of the scholarship will match the University of Genoa Doctoral scholarship, which provides funding for 3 years, with a net salary of 1100 €/month (social security included). Medical care is assured by the national health care system.


  • Experience in computer programming (numerical modeling, Matlab, Python, Fortran, C/C++, netcdf and grib files handling),
  • Successful candidates will preferentially hold MS Degree in Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Earth Science or a in closely related field,
  • Strong mathematics and physics background,
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English,
  • Ability to be a team player.


Giovanni Besio