Ocean/Climate Scientist: Ocean and extreme weather

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Salary: £28,200 - £32,430 (Band 6)
Full time (37 hours per week)

About the role:

We are looking for an ocean/climate Scientist to join our Marine Systems Modelling Group at our stunning waterfront location in Southampton. In this role, you will help to expand the National Oceanography Centre's (NOC) capabilities in the area of ocean impacts on extreme weather.

You will join a vibrant research group at the forefront of the development and analysis of high-resolution models of the global ocean, sea-ice and biogeochemistry. One of your key duties will be to exploit results from a cutting edge high resolution coupled ocean-atmosphere model (25km atmosphere), currently being developed between the UK MetOffice in Exeter, National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) in Reading and NOC.

This is a full time permanent position. Please note for this role we are not able to sponsor candidates who require a right to work in the UK.

About you:

You will have a doctorate in physics, mathematics, oceanography, meteorology or other numerate disciplines, and will be keen to develop your own scientific research.

You will have a proven track record in the field of ocean-atmosphere processes, along with a strong background in computing (Linux/Unix, Fortran/C) and experience in the analysis of large and complex datasets. You will also be experienced in running complex ocean and ocean-atmosphere models on HPC environments and will be familiar with ensemble simulations and their analysis. The ability to work as part of a team is key, whilst being capable of working independently on technical challenges, and (co)supervising PhD/MSc students.

About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) 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. With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK's leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.

What we can offer you:

At the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) we know that the quality of our science and the impact that we want it to have depends entirely on the knowledge, skills and engagement of our people. The NOC is committed to flexible employment practices to support employees' work and personal commitments where possible. Our flexi-time system and flexible working policy contribute to this important aim.

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 car-parking. Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.

How to apply:

Please apply online on our website at https://careers.noc.ac.uk. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the NOC Careers Team at careers@noc.ac.uk.

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Joel Hirschi via joel.hirschi@noc.ac.uk.

Closing date: 13 January 2019

published: 10 December 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.