Post-Doctoral Assoc: Lagrangian Numerical Methods for Studying Ocean Dynamics and Biogeochemistry

New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi (AE)
Terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children.
February 02 2018
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Post-Doctoral Associate:
Lagrangian Numerical Methods for Studying Ocean Dynamics and Biogeochemistry
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 two years with potential for further renewal, starting in preferably by June 2018. Competitive salary and generous benefits are offered.
The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a Lagrangian numerical code running as a subsystem of an ocean circulation model (ROMS will likely be the initial testbed). The code will focus on on-line (that is, running synchronously with the circulation model) advection of a very large number of Lagrangian particles. After an initial phase in which the code will be used mostly to elucidate physical properties of the flows, 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 researchers and other post-docs 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. A working knowledge of the principles of geophysical fluid dynamics, in particular ocean dynamics, is desirable. Familiarity with ocean or atmospheric circulation models, and in particular with ROMS will be a plus.
The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. 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 to apply. If you have any questions, please email
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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.