Postdoctoral fellow in theoretical ocean dynamics – University of Toronto

The successful candidate will complement and have the opportunity to collaborate with the Department of Physics’s vibrant Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Physics group (, which we are a part of. The research setting at the University of Toronto is further enriched by the existence of the University‐wide Centre for Global Change Science as well as the School of the Environment. Computational facilities include SciNet, the most powerful university‐based advanced research computing facility in Canada. For more information about the Department of Physics, please visit us at

Job Description:

The ocean and waves dynamics group in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto ( is seeking to hire a post-doctoral researcher for a duration of one year, renewable for an additional year, to be filled as soon as possible.

Topics of research we have in mind involve bottom mixing turbulence in the ocean; interactions between geostrophic flow, internal waves, and bathymetry; non-stationary processes in the ocean; etc. However, applicants have considerable freedom to propose their own research ideas, should they choose to do so. We expect the candidate to develop fundamental knowledge in these areas, using primarily theoretical and numerical models of various complexities.

FTE: The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons /persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


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