Coastal Ocean Modeller



National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

Salary: £29,181 - £33,558 (Band 6)

Full Time (37 hours per week)

Fixed Term (1 year)


About the role:

We seek a talented and enthusiastic coastal ocean modelling scientist to join the Marine Systems Modelling Group at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Liverpool, UK.

You will apply an FVCOM hydrodynamic model in the North West European Continental Shelf, looking in particular to Scottish shelf waters dynamics (http://www.marine.gov.scot/themes/scottish-shelf-model). You will be responsible for delivering a multi-year reanalysis simulation. The scientific goal will be to explo re the inter-annual environmental changes in this region, both natural and/or induced by anthropic activities, such as those arising from aquaculture and marine renewable energy extraction.

You will contribute to scientific publications and societally relevant outputs for the sustainable management of Scottish coastal and offshore marine environment. You will be expected to collaborate widely across the UK and internationally: you will be involved in the Copernicus Marine Service User Uptake programme, as well as being expected to collaborate with Marine Scotland Science.

Whilst this is a fixed term appointment, there may be potential to extend or convert to a permanent appointment subject to operational requirements.

About you:

You will have experience of ocean hydrodynamics, ideally in shelf sea environments and of ocean modelling approaches, application and development. Ideally, you will have an associated publication record. Experience with FVC OM is highly desirable. You will be a skilled scientific programmer, ideally with Fortran and Python or Matlab. You will have a strong first degree in a numerate science, engineering or mathematics discipline and have achieved a PhD or have equivalent research experience in a numerate environmental science or engineering field. You will have excellent communication, oral, written and presentation skills, including experience in scientific writing.

Other information:

The starting salary for this position will be between £29,181 and £33,558 per annum (Band 6).

Please note for this role we are not able to sponsor candidates who require a right to work in the UK.

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.

NOC is part of the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), which is one of the nine partners within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). For more information visit www.ukri.org.

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 an RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off. The centre is well connected by public transport and has ample cycle parking in addition to low cost car-parking. We support opportunities for further training and development.

For more information visit Working at NOC.

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer which values the diversity of its employees and therefore welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

In support of this commitment, we have adopted a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and further welcome applications from ethnic minorities who are currently under-represented.

In addition to this, the NOC is an accredited Investors in People organisation, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to realising the potential of all its staff and is an active member of the Athena SWAN charter which recognises the advancement of gender equality through representation, progression and success for all.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and cover let ter.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the NOC Careers Team at .

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Dr Michela De Dominicis via including 'Coastal Ocean Modeller position' in the subject.

Closing date: 16 June 2019

published: 06 June 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.