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Job Record #17365
TitlePostdoc position in Oceanic Circulation
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerUniversity of Rochester
LocationUnited States, NY, 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

The main thrust of the project is using novel multiscale analysis techniques we 
have been developing to map out the oceanic energy pathways over the entire 
globe, for the first time. 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 and sub-mesoscales to the larger-scale general circulation 
and to the atmosphere. 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. 
Ben Storer (UofR), Dr. Stephen Griffies (Princeton/GFDL), Dr. Alistair Adcroft 
(Princeton/GFDL), Dr. Michele Buzzicotti (U. Rome, Italy), and Dr. Matthew Hecht 

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

Evaluation of applications will begin on October 22, 2021 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.

The position is initially for 2 years, renewed annually subject to satisfactory 
performance. Salary and benefits are competitive and 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 

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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