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Postdoc in Experimental Meteorology or CFD
University of Houston

Date Posted Jun. 4, 2019
Title Postdoc in Experimental Meteorology or CFD
University University of Houston
Houston, TX, United States
Department Civil and Environmental Engineering
Application Deadline Sep. 1, 2019
Position Start Date Sep. 2019 or Jan. 2020
  • Post-Doc
  • Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry
    Earth Sciences
    Atmospheric Sciences

The environmental fluid mechanics group at the University of Houston has an open Post-doc position in experimental meteorology or computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to start in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.

The post-doc in experimental meteorology will be responsible to conduct meteorological measurements in coastal and urban environments. The main focus will be on turbulence and boundary layer dynamics. The post-doc is also expected to perform postprocessing of big observational data.

The post-doc in CFD will be responsible to conduct multiple state-of-the-art large eddy simulations of turbulent environmental flows with various urban, coastal, and energy applications. The post-doc is expected to perform postprocessing of big environmental data and derive simplified analytical or statistical models to describe different fluid dynamics phenomena.

Required qualifications:
- A Ph.D. degree in engineering, meteorology, physics, or other closely related fields
- Strong hands-on experience with at least one programming language such as Fortran, C/C++, Python, or MATLAB
- In-depth knowledge of fluid dynamics, turbulence, and boundary layers
- Publications in internationally recognized journals
- Strong motivation to perform cutting-edge research and to publish high-impact papers

Preferred qualifications for the experimental meteorology applicants:
- Strong hands-on experience with meteorological and weather instruments such as sodar, LIDAR, radiosondes, anemometers, wind profilers, and flux towers
- Strong data analysis skills using Python, MATLAB, or R
- Experience with machine learning

Preferred qualifications for the CFD applicants:
- Strong experience in developing numerical models and computational algorithms
- Strong experience with parallel computing (e.g. MPI)
- Experience with machine learning in Python or other languages
- Proficiency in Linux computing environment
- Experience with OpenFoam/Fluent/WRF

The position is available for September 2019/January 2020. Interested candidates should send their up-to-date CV and a short cover letter (maximum 1-page) to Dr.Mostafa Momen Please note that the title of your email should start with "Postdoc-EFM-CFD" for CFD applicants and "Postdoc-EFM-EM" for experimental meteorology applicants. In the cover letter, please include any relevant published papers, your research interests, as well as your future career goals. The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The civil engineering program at the University of Houston is ranked #62 in the USA according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings. The civil engineering program also is ranked 101-150 in the world according to 2018 Shanghai Ranking. The University of Houston is located in a park-like campus a few minutes from downtown Houston. Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S. and is the "energy capital of the world". The greater Houston area offers state-of-the-art recreational facilities, world-class arts and cultural activities, and affordable housing.

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