Postdoctoral Researcher in the Analysis of Nonlinear Water Waves



Location: Cork, Ireland
Salary: starting at €42,440

Hours: Full time

Contract: Contract/temporary
Deadline: 2nd December 2022

Applications are invited for a 2 year Postdoctoral Researcher position (with the possibility of a 2 year extension) based in the School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland.

The postdoctoral researcher will work on the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)-funded project “Ocean flow induced by internal wave-current interactions”, as part of a research team led by Dr. David Henry. The focus of this project involves the analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations which arise in fluid dynamics. The project will use tools from the fields of nonlinear partial differential equations, dynamical systems, Hamiltonian systems and integrable equations to address several gaps in our theoretical understanding of internal water waves. There is a flexibility on how pure or applied the position will be, depending on the experience of the successful candidate. This project will also involve collaborative interactions with a research team led by Prof. Rossen Ivanov (TU Dublin).

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out high-level research related to the research project, submitting publications regularly to refereed journals and participating in national and international conferences.

This two-year post is available from 3rd January, 2023. For informal enquiries please contact Dr. David Henry at



A PhD qualification (at least by the starting date) in pure or applied mathematics is necessary. It is essential that the candidate can demonstrate a strong research background in the broad field of partial differential equations. Knowledge of fluid dynamics is desirable, although not strictly necessary. Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills will also be required.



How to apply
Please submit a cover letter (outlining your research interests and how you meet the selection criteria), a C.V. (including a full list of publications), and the contact details of two referees via the University College Cork vacancy portal (

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