The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Post-doctoral Fellows (2 positions) (BB-41BAC)

Found in: Neuvoo HK


The Ocean Modelling and Fluids Group under the Department of Ocean Science at HKUST is looking for two Post-doctoral Fellows to work on some of the research topics listed below with possibility of developing their own research agenda subject to mutual agreement:

  • impact of mesoscale eddy parameterisations on ocean climate projection exercises;
  • parameter inference using inverse methods and state estimates in the oceanography context;
  • stirring, dispersion and transport of passive/active tracers in the coastal/regional context; and
  • statistical physics methods and its applications to melt ponds in polar regions.
  • Applicants should possess a PhD degree in physical/numerate sciences by the time of appointment. The appointees must have a proven track record with scientific computation. The following attributes are highly desirable: a background in fluid dynamics and/or physical oceanography; experience with climate projection exercises and in particular the OMIP protocol; experience with a GCM, particularly with MITgcm and/or NEMO; experience with programing languages such as Python, Fortran, Julia; experience with software and packages such as xarray, Dask, pandas, git, singularity/docker, or similar; knowledge of numerical methods (e.g., finite-difference/volume/element and/or spectral methods, Lagrangian advection, machine learning, statistical methods); and any other experiences that can contribute to the aforementioned topics. (Duration: 1 year, renewable)
    Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.
    Application Procedures
    Interested candidates from traditional academic background or with mixed experiences are encouraged to contact Prof. Julian Mak (email:; website: for an informal discussion or more information about the research areas and position details. A formal application pack including a CV, a research statement and a cover letter (not more than seven pages in total), should be sent to Prof Mak. Applications will be reviewed with interviews scheduled on a monthly basis until the positions are filled.

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