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[Met-jobs] PhD position at Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, ­Warsaw,, Poland

From Bogdan Rosa <>
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Date Wed, 15 May 2019 09:25:39 +0000

Opening for PhD position

Numerical modeling of dispersed turbulent flows
considering particle-scale interactions

Institute of Meteorology and Water Management ­– National Research Institute,
Warsaw, Poland



About the project

In the framework of Chinese-Polish collaboration in the fundamental research, supported by the National Science Centre (NCN, Poland), the present project SHENG is focused on the development of computational methods and detailed analysis of turbulent flows containing small water droplets. The problem is of major relevance in meteorology for cloud microphysics and the warm rain formation. It is also of general interest in various industrial applications. They are at the crossroads between academic research and practical concerns (e.g. droplet coalescence/breakup in sprays or short-time relative particle dispersion). For a popular description see: the button "Funding scheme", choose "SHENG-ST", Position No.7.

The main aim of the project is further development of the numerical model for direct numerical simulation (DNS) by implementing a special module for representing aerodynamic interactions between particles. This massively parallel MPI code will be used to study statistics, structure, dynamics of small-scale turbulence and dynamics of suspended inertial particles.


The offer

We offer a PhD position

- in the Department for Numerical Weather Forecasts COSMO, IMGW-PIB Warsaw, Poland (  

A full time (40 h/week) position funded with a PhD scholarship is offered for 3 years and amounts to 4500 zł/month (nett, not taxable). The PhD candidate will be based at the IMGW-PIB; short visits at the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery in Gdańsk, are to be foreseen. The candidate will have an opportunity to take part in national and international conferences to present his/her research findings, also, when justified, to participate in summer schools, workshops. A research stay (a few weeks) at the Shenzhen University, China, the project partner, is foreseen as well.



The project is of theoretical and numerical nature: it involves simulations of two-phase flows with the dispersed phase in the form of small droplets, applying an Eulerian-Lagrangian approach implemented in an in-house, state-of-the-art, highly parallel and efficient code. The candidate will use and further develop the code, introducing new physical and mathematical models. The PhD thesis will be submitted to IMGW-PIB Warsaw. For further information, please contact dr hab. Bogdan Rosa prof. IMGW-PIB by phone (+48 22 56 94 362) or email (


We are looking for a motivated candidate with intellectual curiosity, willing to work in the  research environment against tight deadlines, ready learn and gain new experience. Specific requirements:

  • a last-year student or young graduate with a master degree in physics, applied mathematics or engineering (mechanical, chemical, aerospace or related field),
  • skilled in mathematical thinking, physical approach to the problems,
  • working/good/some knowledge of numerical methods and fluid dynamics; familiarity with multiphase flows will be a plus
  • knowledge of Linux OS and programming languages: Fortran or C or C++, Python or alike (for the numerical data postprocessing)
  • operational knowledge and development experience of CFD software and/or parallel computing will be an asset
  • good command of written and spoken English
  • well-organised person with good analytical and communication skills.

Selection procedure

Submission of applications will be possible through July 15, 2019.

The applications should include a cover letter, CV, photo, all transcripts, diplomas, list of publications (if any), and contact information for two reference persons. As the motivation for fundamental scientific research of practical relevance is essential, applicants are required to point out in their cover letter how the project will build upon their previous education, research and competence.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

Please submit your application by regular mail to: IMGW-PIB, Podleśna 61, 01-673 Warsaw, Poland or by e-mail to with the annotation / subject line: “PhD application: Sheng”.

If needed, selected Candidates may be invited for an interview (in person or via videoconference on Internet).

Dr hab. Bogdan Rosa, prof. IMGW-PIB

Institute of Meteorology and Water Management
National Research Institute
PL-01-673 Warszawa, ul. Podleśna 61,
tele: (+48) 22 56-94-362;

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