Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Associate position for a collaborative project between New York University Abu Dhabi and the University of Dundee in the area of Physical Coastal Oceanography to develop and apply models that inform decision-making about coastal risk reduction.
The anticipated appointment is from September 1, 2018. Responsibilities of this position include to conduct a series of sensitivity analyses for the local coastline alternation using a coastal hydrodynamic model (e.g. Delft3D) of the Arabian Gulf at different sea levels with the uncertainty of coastal morphologies, and support other team members at NYUAD working on a game-theoretic study on regional public policy schemes. In addition, will also explore the application of uncertain quantification and machine learning techniques to develop innovative methods of model calibration, surrogating, and data analysis. The ideal candidate will be co-supervised by Professor Samer Madanat at NYUAD and Dr. Ruo-Qian (Roger) Wang at University of Dundee, Scotland.
Successful applicants will be a motivated and intelligent individual who is excited about working on collaborative projects, with excellent written and oral communication skills. Other required qualifications include:
· Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Geophysics, Oceanography, or a similar field.
· Experience building and calibrating coastal hydrodynamic models.
· Excellent programming skills in C/C++, Matlab, Python, or a suitable substitute.
· Good collaborative skills and interest in working with interdisciplinary teams.
The terms of employment include highly competitive salary, housing allowance, and other benefits. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.
UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.
This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.