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Job Record #15417
TitlePostdoctoral research in Ocean Circulation
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester
LocationUnited States, New York, Rochester
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
We are soliciting applications for a postdoctoral position to join the Turbulence and Complex 
Flow group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester. 
More information about the group can be found at

Topics of research concern the nonlinear multiscale nature of Oceanic flows. Large-scale 
currents, eddies, and waves pervade the Ocean and play a prime role in the general 
circulation and climate. The coupling between scales ranging from O(10^4) km down to the 
O(1) mm scale presents a major difficulty in understanding, modeling, and predicting 
oceanic circulation and climate. 

The main objective of the project is to study several distinct pathways that couple the 
mesoscales to the larger-scale general circulation. We will pursue an integrated analysis of 
satellite and model data within a novel multi-scale diagnostic framework our group has been 
developing. The project is a collaboration among Dr. Hussein Aluie (UofR), Dr. Matthew 
Hecht (Los Alamos National Lab, LANL), and Dr. Geoff Vallis (U. of Exeter).

We welcome applications from candidates with a background in GFD, engineering, physics, 
applied math, or related disciplines with a strong interest in fluid dynamics. Previous 
experience with satellite altimetry and/or oceanic GCMs is desirable.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The 
start date is flexible so we encourage interested candidates to apply now, regardless of their 
availability in the near future.

Funding is available for three years, renewed on an annual basis subject to satisfactory 
performance. Salary and benefits are competitive, will be commensurate with qualifications 
and experience.

Applications should be emailed as a single pdf file to Hussein Aluie 
(hussein**At* and must include (i) a brief one- or two-page letter describing 
the candidate’s academic background, interests, and their future research/career plans, (ii) 
CV, and (iii) contact information of three references.

About the University of Rochester (UofR) and the City
Founded in 1850, UofR is a highly competitive private research university which enrolls 
approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students. It has historical links to 
pivotal US social movements, including women’s suffrage (Susan B. Anthony) and 
abolitionism (Frederick Douglass).

Fluids and Plasma research at UofR has a dynamic and growing collaborative group involving 
several professors: Hussein Aluie, Riccardo Betti, Eric Blackman, Gilbert Collins, Adam 
Frank, Valeri Goncharov, Pierre Gourdain, Douglas Kelley, Lee Murray, Alice Quillen, Chuang 
Ren, Ryan Rygg, Adam Sefkow, Jessica Shang, and Thomas Weber. The department offers a 
friendly and stimulating research environment. We enjoy strong ties to a leading DOE fusion 
research facility, the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, which is adjacent to campus, and to 
the UofR medical school, one of the top in the US.

The city of Rochester is a thriving and affordable, low-stress, medium sized metropolis 
(metro area population ~1 million) with excellent public services and amenities. It enjoys a 
vibrant performing arts culture thanks in-part to UofR’s Eastman School of Music, often 
ranked as the top music school in the US, and several small colleges that focus on the arts. 
For outdoors enthusiasts, there are many well-maintained parks that offer sanctuaries within 
the city and many gorgeous state parks that are less than a 1 hour drive. Many of the 
beaches along lake Ontario are within 15-30 minutes from the city, and the Adirondack 
mountains are within a 3 hour drive.

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NameHussein Aluie
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