The Plasmas and Fluids group of the Mechanical Engineering Department invites applicants for a postdoctoral research position in the area of computational physics and/or fluid dynamics. The position involves research in hydrodynamic instabilities, complex flows, modeling, and turbulence. The project is of special relevance to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), where hydrodynamic instabilities are a primary obstacle in achieving ignition. The applicant is expected to collaborate with the theory and experimental groups at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) where ICF research is conducted. The research has other important applications, including in combustion, astrophysics, and geophysics. The project is a collaboration among Professor Hussein Aluie, Professor Riccardo Betti, and other scientists at the LLE/UofR working in this area.
We welcome applications from candidates with experience in computational fluid dynamics and/or plasma physics, engineering, applied math, or related disciplines.
Evaluation of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The position is initially for 2 years with the possibility of extending it for a third year, subject to satisfactory performance. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications should be emailed as a single pdf file to Hussein Aluie (hussein**At*rochester.edu) and must include (i) a cover letter briefly outlining the candidate’s academic background, interests, and his/her future research/career plans, (ii) CV, and (iii) contact information of three references.