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Postdoctoral Investigator, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

The Marine Sciences Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a Postdoctoral Investigator in geophysical fluid dynamics. The successful candidate will play a central role in an experimental and computational study of Horizontal Convection (HC), a circulation driven by differential buoyancy forcing across a horizontal surface. Interest in HC has been motivated by the need to understand the role of surface heating in the ocean Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC). The candidate is expected to lead an experimental study in the UNC Fluids Lab Stratified Wave Tank and to participate in ongoing Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) of HC to understand the behavior of the circulation and characteristics of turbulent mixing. 

The successful candidate must have extensive experience in experimental fluid dynamics, ideally with PIV. Computational fluid dynamics experience is also a plus. We will consider candidates with a doctorate in Oceanography, Geophysics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related fields. The ideal candidate will take on a leadership role in the project, providing mentorship for one graduate student.

The two-year appointment will begin as soon as possible. For more information, please contact Brian White (bwhite@unc.edu) or Alberto Scotti (ascotti@unc.edu). Applicants should submit i) a current CV with a publication list, ii) a research statement, iii) three letters of recommendation. Send electronic PDF applications to bwhite@unc.edu with subject header: HC Postdoc Application. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. UNC-CH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.