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Job Record #17097
TitleNational Research Council Postdoc at NPS
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerDepartment of Applied Mathematics, Naval Postgraduate School
LocationUnited States, California, Monterey
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateWednesday, September 01, 2021
The tentative starting date is: January 1, 2022 although an earlier start date is also possible.

The postdoctoral candidate will work with the NUMA model (Nonhydrostatic Unified Model of the 
Atmospheric).  Assuming available funding, the candidate will work on adding new capabilities to this unified 
continuous/discontinuous Galerkin compressible Navier-Stokes solver.  Some of the topics that will be 
considered include:

1. adding r-refinement and p-refinement to NUMA. NUMA already has non-conforming h-refinement.  In 
addition, the candidate may work on modifying the fully 3D refinement strategies to only include the 
horizontal direction (along the surface manifold).

2. NUMA currently uses OCCA to exploit GPUs but will consider other approaches (e.g., OpenACC, OpenMP).

3. NUMA is equipped with  large suite of explicit, implicit-explicit, and fully-implicit time-integrators and 
physics-based preconditioners. We would like to consider other preconditioners (e.g., geometric multgrid).

4.  NUMA can run both global simulations (on the 3D spherical planet) and also in a limited-area configuration 
(e.g., flow in a large 3D box). The candidate will use the limited-area configuration in order to study hurricane 
rapid intensification. We propose to do this test in order to leverage the: 1) time-integrators and 
preconditioners, 2) the adaptive mesh refinement strategies, and 3) moist processes (already in the model 
but not tested in this setup).

The interested candidate is asked to visit the NRC research opportunity at:

Before submitting a proposal through the NRC portal, the candidate should send a CV with 3 references to 
Prof. Frank Giraldo at Please be sure to indicate your citizenship even though non-U.S. 
citizens are eligible.
Make sure to add in the subject line the text "NRC postdoctoral position at NPS"

The successful candidate will then be invited to submit a proposal to the NRC website (in collaboration with 
the research advisor).  

Salary is $US 67,000 with a $US 3000 annual travel budget.

Contact Information:
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NameFrank Giraldo
Email ApplicationYes
Address1 University Circle
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943
Record Data:
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