Post-Doctoral Associate, Division of Sciences and Mathematics, NYU Abu Dhabi

New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi (AE)
Very competitive
June 29 2017
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Post-Doctoral Associate
Division of Sciences and Mathematics
NYU Abu Dhabi
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position on Lagrangian numerical methods for studying ocean dynamics with Professor Francesco Paparella at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). The appointment will be for one year with potential for further two-years renewal, starting no later than Spring 2018.
The successful candidate will be in charge of developing a Lagrangian numerical code running as a subsystem of an ocean circulation model (ROMS will be the initial testbed). The code will differ from current Lagrangian codes in being focused on on-line (that is, running synchronously with the circulation model) calculations with a number of particles comparable with the number of Eulerian grid nodes. The focus will initially be on elucidating the advantages of on-line vs off-line calculations. In the long run the goal is to use it as the foundation for innovative biogeochemical modelling. The post-doc will have direct access to NYUAD’s high performance computing facility (the Dalma cluster), and will be working in close contact with post-doc and researchers of the  Center for Prototype Climate Modeling (, joining a small team of scientists engaged in a broad effort to develop Lagrangian models to understand and model Ocean and Atmospheric dynamics. Funds will be available for travel to conferences and for other collaborative endeavors.
Applicants must hold a PhD in ocean/atmospheric sciences, applied mathematics or related fields. The successful applicant will have significant experience in developing numerical codes in Fortran or C, in addition to running parallel code on high performance computing facilities and analyzing its outputs. Familiarity with ocean or atmospheric circulation models, and in particular with ROMS will be a plus.
The terms of employment are very competitive. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. Please visit our website at for instructions and information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please email
About NYUAD:
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. Our goal is to develop a cohort of international students attuned to and educated for an inclusive global society. Students and Faculty will circulate within the global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.

Entering its eighth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are distinguished in their research and teaching. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

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