Postdoctoral Researcher in the Analysis of Nonlinear Water Waves

University College Cork - School of Mathematical Sciences

Salary: starting at €33,975 (may be more, depending on experience)

Applications are invited for a two-year Postdoctoral Researcher position in the School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland.

The postdoctoral researcher will work on the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)-funded project `Nonlinear wave-current interactions in the nearshore: addressing the role of vorticity and nonlinearity in the modelling of ocean energy', as part of a team lead by Dr. David Henry.

The main focus of this project involves the analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations which arise in fluid dynamics, and there is a flexibility on how pure or applied the position will be, depending on the experience of the successful candidate.

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 1st February, 2017, up to (at the latest) 1st September, 2017. 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 to Dr. David Henry at, either on or before the closing date 16th January 2017.

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