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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nonlinear Waves and Ocean Modelling

From "Johnson, Edward" <e.johnson@ucl.ac.uk>
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Date Thu, 16 May 2019 10:29:29 +0000

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nonlinear Waves and Ocean Modelling


Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow position to 
work on the project “Stirring at the Walls – A dynamical boundary model 
for the ocean”. This work forms part of a joint NERC-NSF funded project 
between Professor Ted Johnson at University College London and Professor 
William Dewar of Florida State University on boundary models for the 
ocean. The project will investigate the hypothesis that there is a gap 
between the very high spatial and temporal resolution required in global 
ocean models to accurately resolve the flow near ocean boundaries and 
the lower resolution in both space and time required to resolve the 
motion of the ocean interior. The aim is to produce a dynamical boundary 
model that can exploit this gap to allow more accurate simulations at 
lower computational cost while simultaneously increasing our knowledge 
of boundary mixing processes.

Responsibilities:
1. Carrying out vigorous, high-level research into coupling nonlinear 
wave models for ocean boundary dynamics to global circulation models. 
This should include investigating the extension of the theory in the 
paper “A coupled model of interior balanced and boundary flow” by 
Deremble, Dewar and Johnson [Ocean Modelling, vol 119, pp 1-12 (2017)] 
into more general scenarios.
2. Interacting with Dr Deremble and Professor Dewar (including a 
willingness to visit their institutions in Paris and Florida), Project 
Partners in industry, and at the UK National Oceanography Centre.
3. Submitting publications regularly in refereed journals and 
participating in national and international conferences.
Essential:
1. A PhD in a demonstrably relevant field. Candidates should either have 
a PhD or equivalent qualification, should be finalising their PhD or 
waiting for their viva date.
2. Research experience in geophysical fluid dynamics. The successful 
candidate will have a proven track record in research and publishing in 
a field relevant to the project.
3. Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate participation in an 
international research group. A strong desire to work at the heart of, 
and fully participate in, an active international research group in the 
field.
4. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Desirable:
Interest and research experience in at least some of the following 
areas: the theory of nonlinear wave dynamics, the numerical treatment of 
hyperbolic equations, asymptotic analysis of geophysical equations, 
global ocean circulation models.

This post is based at UCL and available from 1 July 2019. Salary will be 
UCL Grade 7, point 29 – 32, which is £35,328 – £38,303 per annum 
inclusive of London Allowance. This post is funded for 3 years in the 
first instance. Further information at 
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1801758




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