University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics

Position ID: 713-PDRA_JV_2021 [#17722, 1152]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Edinburgh, City of EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/06/25 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/05/21, listed until 2021/06/25)
Position Description:    

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We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Applied Mathematics for a project on ocean surface wave modelling. The position will be based at the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, and is available from 1st January 2022 or a mutually agreeable date, for a 24 months fixed-term contract.

The Opportunity:
The successful candidate will work with Prof J Vanneste as part of a NERC-NSF funded project with Prof W R Young (Scripps Institution of Oceanography). The project will study the scattering of ocean surface gravity waves by submesoscale currents and the impact of the resulting variability in wave activity on the ocean circulation. The candidate will join the Applied & Computational Mathematics group of the School of Mathematics.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Holding a PhD by the start date,
  • Outstanding research potential evidenced by high-quality publications,
  • Strong background in fluid dynamics and/or wave dynamics,
  • Familiarity with numerical methods for fluid and/or wave dynamics, and ability to carry out numerical simulations
  • Good communication skills
For further details and how to apply please see the University's jobs site.

For informal enquires, please contact Professor Jacques Vanneste.

Deadline 17:00, 25th June 2021

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