Post-Doctoral Associate – NYU Abu Dhabi

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 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, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complimented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this 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 sixth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complimented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.


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