Post-Doc Opportunity in Numerical Modeling and Remote Sensing

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate as a part of the “Transient Rip Current Dynamics: Laboratory Measurements and Modeling of Surfzone Vorticity” project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project is a collaborative effort of the Department of Civil/Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the Applied Physical Laboratory (APL) at the University of Washington (UW). The project combines numerical modeling of surfzone eddies and laboratory remote sensing of surface waves and circulation.


The postdoc for this position will work on a combination of topics including idealized modeling of surfzone eddy dynamics, and will also help a graduate student in synthesis of laboratory experiment remote sensing observations focused on optical imagery and LIDAR measurements.

Demonstrated expertise related to phase-resolved numerical modeling (funwaveC/SWASH) and/or analysis of remotely sensed data (e.g., PIV/Surface Tracking, LIDAR based analysis) is preferred. Candidates with a PhD degree in Physical Oceanography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, or related fields are encouraged to apply.


The initial appointment will be for one year, with a start date anticipated between summer 2019 and spring 2020. Extension of the appointment to a total 2 years will be made after a review indicating satisfactory performance.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in the postdoctoral position should email a cover letter and CV to

  • Dr. Nirnimesh Kumar (,
  • Dr. Melissa Moulton (, and
  • Christine Baker (

Review of applicants will begin on September 1, 2019.