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Complete the following questionnaire for - IC2021_06 Postdoctoral Fellowship in CFD Modelling and Simulation  (191 KB)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the mesoscopic modelling of marine snow formation at the CFD group (BCAM).

The so-called marine snow is a complex and diverse collection of organic particles that sediment towards the sea floor. The formation of marine snow in the oceans is a complex multiscale phenomenon with deep implications in the cycle of carbon. During this project we will focus on how small colloidal particles collide and stick together to form larger aggregates. This phenomenon is affected by several physical effects, like Brownian motion, shear flows and differential settling that can enhance the rate of collisions between particles.

The goal of this project is to use realistic numerical models of particle aggregation to study how particle shape, Brownian motion and the activity of microswimmers (i.e. algae and bacteria) affect the aggregation rate. We will approach this problem from a fluid mechanics perspective and we will use the Rigid Multiblob framework to build our models (DOI:10.2140/camcos.2016.11.217).

The candidate will work to improve our numerical methods to simulate active Brownian particles with hydrodynamic interactions as well as our models of particle aggregation. In this project we will have access to the computational resources at the BCAM and, if necessary, there will be opportunities to apply for computational time at the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) and at the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE). The candidate will work in the CFD group under the supervision of Florencio Balboa Usabiaga and Marco Ellero.

Deadline: 26th July 2021, 14:00 CET (UTC+1) .

Applications will be evaluated in a continuous manner, with a response period no longer than 4 weeks after the call deadline.

Contact: recruitment@bcamath.org

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Eusko Jaurlaritza - Gobierno Vasco ikerbasque - Basque Foundation for Science Bizkaia xede. Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia innobasque - Agencia vasca de la innovación Universidad del PaÌs Vasco (UPV/EHU)