Postdoc Position In Fluid Dynamics Of Flagellate Foraging
Technical University Of Denmark
We are seeking a candidate for a two-year postdoctoral position for a project at the interface between aquatic ecology and fluid physics at the Centre for Ocean Life at the Technical University of Denmark
Responsibilities and qualifications Unicellular flagellates are found in all parts of the Tree of Life, and their resource acquisition is in all cases dependent on the action of their flagella. The arrangement of the flagella, their kinetics and beat patterns, and whether they are equipped with hairs or vanes vary widely between groups. The project will use CFD to explore the hypothesis that the diverse flagellar arrangements represents the different outcome of the trade-off between propulsion, feeding, hiding, and energy saving.
We envisage a candidate with a strong background in computational fluid dynamics and with interest in aquatic ecology and preferably with experience in low Reynolds number fluid dynamics.
Candidates should hold a PhD degree in physics, engineering, or applied mathematics.
As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).
We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Salary and terms of employment The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.
The period of employment is two years with expected start date 1 September 2021.
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Further information For further information about the position and the research project please contact Professor Thomas Kiørboe (DTU Aqua, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can read more about the Centre for Ocean Life at: Centre for Ocean Life and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at: DTU Aqua
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Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 28 June 2021(Danish time).
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
Application (cover letter)
Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
List of publications
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.