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Postdoctoral Position in Fluid Dynamics (m/f) (JU-16-46)

Jacobs University is a private, state-recognized, English-language research university, offering Bachelor, Mas­ter or PhD programs in the focus areas Health, Mobility and Diversity. The guiding principles are first class re­search and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. Jacobs University’s goal is to pre­pare young talents from all around the world to take on the new challenges in today’s globalized workplace. Currently, more than 1,300 students from over 100 nations live and study on the residential campus.

The Applied Analysis group at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, within the Department of Mathematics & Logistics, Focus Area Mobility, invites interested candidates to apply for a

Postdoctoral Position in Fluid Dynamics (m/f)
Job ID JU-16-46
(full-time and limited for 3.5 years)

The position is funded via the Germany Science Foundation Collaborative Research Center “Energy Trans­fers in Atmosphere and Ocean” for a duration of 3.5 years. The successful applicant will work within the project “Toward consistent sub-grid momentum closures in ocean models” together with Principal Investiga­tors Prof. Marcel Oliver (Jacobs University) and Dr. Sergey Danilov (Alfred-Wegener-Institut), and other members of the team.  Active participation in the general network activities of the Collaborative Research Center is expected.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or a related field with documented expe­rience and outstanding research promise in theoretical fluid dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, partial dif­ferential equations, and/or numerical analysis.

The position is situated at Jacobs University Bremen. Candidates are expected to travel to the Alfred We­gener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, on a regular basis, and more occasionally visit network partners at Universität Bremen, in Hamburg, and in Rostock.

The position is expected to start October 1, 2016. An earlier or later starting date may be possible upon re­quest and at the discretion of the network coordination. Employment is full-time at the level of Research As­sociate at a salary equivalent to public payscale.

Applications should arrive by July 31, 2016, or until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover let­ter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of research, and the names and addresses of at least three potential referees as a single PDF attachment to m.oliver [at] (subject: Application%20Postdoc%20M2) with carbon copy to trr181.cen [at]

TRR 181 is a collaborative project between Universität Hamburg and Universität Bremen funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for initially four years with possible extension for eight years. Further participating institutions are Alfred-Wegener-Institut Bremerhaven, Jacobs University Bremen, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie Hamburg, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde, and Leibniz-Institut für Atmosphärenphysik, Kühlungsborn.

Physical oceanographers, meteorologists, and applied mathematicians are working together in the project

I.      to understand the energy transfers between the different dynamical regimes – small-scale turbulence, internal gravity waves, and geostrophically balanced motion – in both atmosphere and ocean,

II.    to develop, to test, and to implement new and consistent parameterisations in models, and

III.    develop mathematical and numerical methods featuring consistent energetics.

The Collaborative Research Center TRR 181 aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching in this field and explicitly encourages women to apply.

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Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.

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