University of Padua: Post-doctoral fellowship in computational wave physics

The sonar of dolphins: numerical modeling of bone-conducted waves

We are currently looking to fill a post-doc position in computational acoustics/seismology at the University of Padua, Department of Geosciences. The post-doctoral fellow that we shall hire will work towards the adaptation of SPECFEM (or some alternative code for modeling the propagation of elastic waves in complex media) to problems in bioacoustics. Specifically, we shall study the conduction of waves in biological tissues, with implications for the functioning of biosonar, and in general the nature of the auditory system in toothed whales.

This position is part of “SWIM: aSsessing the Impact of offshore Wind turbines on Marine mammals in the Adriatic Sea”, a collaborative project funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, in the framework of the NextGenerationEU program. The position will be open until a suitable candidate is recruited: if interested, please contact prof. Lapo BOSCHI ( at your earliest convenience.

All applications will be considered, but ideally we are looking for a candidate with a background in the quantitative sciences (physics, applied maths, engineering, computer science, geophysics) and, possibly, some experience in numerical modeling/high performance computing.