Ocean Biogeochemical Modeller

Southampton (we may consider applications from candidates who wish to be based in Liverpool)
£35,222 - £40,505 (band 5) or £45,271 - £52,061 (band 4) (dependent on qualifications and experience)
Full time
Open ended

About Us

The National and Environmental Research Council (NERC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world.


In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and free or low cost car-parking (depending on location: Southampton (free) or Liverpool (low cost). Opportunities for further training and development are supported. For more information visit Working at NOC.

About the role

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic scientist with substantial experience in modelling marine biogeochemistry, its role in climate and its impact on the society, to join the vibrant Marine Systems Modelling group at NOC in Southampton, UK. You will have a strong publication record in the area of ocean modelling, marine biogeochemistry and/or climate change and (for Band 4) a substantial track record of the grant capture.

You will work on the analysis of North Atlantic Biogeochemistry (BGC) and its role in climate in the CLASS project, bringing together a wide range of modelling and observational efforts. You will work closely with the NEMO and MEDUSA ocean models and a range of future ocean and climate projections and collaborate widely across the UK and internationally. Collaborative publications in high impact scientific journals are a key expected outcome of this work.

You will be expected to exploit a variety of funding opportunities in the general area of marine and global biogeochemistry, climate change and wider societal challenges such as food security, mitigation and adaptation to climate change and achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

About you

You will have experience in analysing ocean biogeochemical models and observations, ideally in a climate or wide earth systems context and be skilled in using analysis software.

You must have a strong 1st degree in a numerate scientific or mathematics discipline and have achieved PHD in a numerate environmental science discipline or have equivalent relevant experience.

You will have excellent communication, oral, written and presentational skill and a strong track record in scientific publication and some experience of grant capture.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a CV and cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 21st October 2018.

published: 11 September 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.