Ocean Biogeochemical Modeler

National Oceanography Centre (Southampton or Liverpool)
Salary: £28,200 - £32,430
Full Time
Fixed Term (4 years)

About the role:

We seek 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 Marine Systems Modelling Group at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, UK.

You will work on the analysis of North Atlantic Biogeochemistry (BGC) and its role in climate in the Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science (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.

Whilst this is a Fixed Term Appointment, there may be potential to convert to a permanent appointment subject to operational requirements.

About you:

You will have research experience, and ideally a publication record, in the area of ocean modelling, marine biogeochemistry and/or climate change. 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 will have a strong 1st degree in a numerate scientific or mathematics discipline and will have achieved PHD in a numerate environmental science discipline or hold equivalent experience. You will have excellent communication, oral, written and presentation skills.

Other information:

The starting salary for this position will be between £28,200 and £32,430 per annum (Band 6). Depending upon skills and experience, additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates between £1,140 and £1,621.50. This will be evidenced against scientific track record, including publications, experience in related projects and potentially grant capture, along with substantial research experience (postdoc) in the area of ocean modelling and BGC.

Ideally this position will be based in Southampton but we will consider applications from candidates who wish to be based at our Liverpool site.

We welcome applications from candidates outside of the EU for this position.

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.


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 (Southampton) or low cost (Liverpool) car-parking.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter 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 Prof. Jason Holt (jholt@noc.ac.uk).

Closing date: 20 January 2019

published: 17 December 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.