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Post-Doctoral Scholar- Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Applied Math and Physics

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 17th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Jan 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


A postdoctoral position is available in experimental fluid dynamics in the Physics and Applied Mathematics Departments. The postdoctoral researcher will be working jointly in the research groups of Professors Shilpa Khatri ( and Dustin Kleckner ( and in the Multiscale Ultrafast Volumetric Imaging (MUVI) Lab ( The position would entail developing fluid-structure and multiphase flow experiments and adapting three-dimensional imaging systems to be used to make quantitative measurements on these experiments. Furthermore, the applicant would be expected to collaborate closely with researchers working on modeling and numerical simulations related to the experiments. The position may involve participation in more than one project, to be determined based on the applicant's skills and interests. The successful candidate is also expected to collaborate and mentor graduate and undergraduate students working on existing research projects.

Requirements include a PhD in Physics, Applied Math, or a related field and experience with experimental techniques in Fluid Dynamics. Preference is given to those with previously demonstrated ability to work with and mentor junior members of the labs such as graduate students and undergraduate students.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) 2-3 Letters of Recommendation, 4) a Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement.

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy .

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For more information, please contact Professors Shilpa Khatri at and Dustin Kleckner at


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required