The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics group at Jacobs University invites applications for Four Doctoral Positions in Applied Mathematics/Fluid Dynamics (f/m/d) within the Department of Mathematics & Logistics, Focus Area Mobility.

  • One position in Project M3 “Toward consistent sub-grid momentum closures in ocean models” to develop, implement, and analyze new numerical schemes to reduce unphysical kinetic energy loss in ocean models and to improve the simulation of oceanic eddies in the context of climate modelling (first advisor Dr. Stephan Juricke, Jacobs University).
  • One position in Project M5 “Reducing spurious mixing and energetic inconsistencies in realistic ocean-modelling applications” to work on advanced numerical techniques aimed at improved preservation of the layer structure of water density in an unstructured-mesh ocean model in climate-relevant simulations (first advisor Prof. Sergey Danilov, Alfred Wegener Institute and Jacobs University).
  • One position in Project L2 on “Quantifying dynamical regimes in the ocean and the atmosphere” specifically to refine mathematical concepts for detecting and quantifying emission of internal gravity waves (first advisor Prof. Marcel Oliver, Jacobs University).
  • One position in Project L4 on “Energy-consistent ocean-atmosphere coupling” to develop, implement, and analyze new deterministic and stochastic numerical coupling strategies to provide improved and more energetically consistent atmosphere-ocean-interactions in climate models and to better understand the impact of ocean variability at the atmosphere-ocean-interface (first advisor Dr. Stephan Juricke, Jacobs University).


  • Applicants are expected to have a Master degree in Mathematics, Physics or a related field with a good background and outstanding research promise in theoretical fluid dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, partial dif­ferential equations, and/or numerical analysis.


  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three potential referees as a single PDF attachment to
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Jacobs University
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Mathematics, Physics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline June 24, 2020

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