Post Doctoral Research Associate

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ, United States 🇺🇸


Department:Center for Natural Resource Development and Protection  
Open Until Filled
The Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection (NRDP) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has an immediate opening for a research position in the areas of fate and transport of oil in open water.

This is a grant funded position with one year appointment.

The NRDP Center is conducting research on major projects including the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Deep Well Horizon (Gulf) spill, natural gas extraction from Marcellus Shale, and Hurricane Sandy. More information on the Center can be found at  

The research position requires conducting numerical simulations of hydrodynamics of oceans, and of the movement of oil due to various different hydrodynamics in deep water and at the water surface. The position requires using both Eulerian and Lagrangian techniques for oil movements, and the modeling of oil fate due to weathering processes and dispersion (i.e., droplet formation). Completed works within this position would need to be published in top journals in the field.  
– PhD in Environmental Engineering or a related field
– Ability to conduct numerical simulations using existing programs or programs that they develop.
– Strong understanding of the fundamental of water flow and oil transport in open water.
– Must possess numerical modeling ability, and a demonstrated ability in writing articles for publication in top journals.

At the university’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university and the SPHS Leadership Council, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.  

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