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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

A position exists for a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, to work on mathematical analysis of data assimilation algorithms for downscaling large ensemble forecasts with application to geophysical flows. The position will be in the group of Professor Edriss S. Titi, in collaboration with a group of scientists from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). This project is funded by KAUST.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

The successful candidate will have a solid background in the mathematical analysis of nonlinear parabolic PDEs, desired in the Navier-Stokes equations and related geophysical models. They will have experience in rigorous analytical tools for investigating nonlinear PDEs, and desired experience in stochastic and probabilistic methods.

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2024 in the first instance.

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Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages). Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Closing Date: 5 December 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held soon after the closing date.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

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Closing date

Dec 5th 2021

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