Ocean Biogeochemical Data and Model Analyst

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Salary: £29,181 - £33,558
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Fixed Term (3 years)

About the role:

We seek a talented and enthusiastic scientist with experience of analysis of models and observational data to join the Marine Systems Modelling Group at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, UK. Focused on the global marine environment, this research position aims to improve our understanding of the ocean's role in climate and its associated societal impacts. The successful candidate will have research experience - and ideally a publicati on record - in the areas of ocean model analysis, remote sensing, marine biogeochemistry and/or climate change.

You will work in the exciting area of climate change impacts, focusing on the biogeochemistry (BGC) of the North Atlantic and its role in climate, including future projections of climate change. You will join the CLASS Project (https://projects.noc.ac.uk/class/), a research programme bringing together cutting-edge modelling and observational efforts across the UK. You will work closely with a wide range of models and observational datasets, and collaborate both across the UK and internationally. Collaborative publications in high impact scientific journals are a key expected outcome of this work.

This is a Fixed Term Appointment, initially available for 3 years. The NOC is a strategic research organisation that takes a long-term view when recruiting. While this is a Fixed Term Appointment, there may be potential to convert to a permanent appointment subje ct to operational requirements.

About you:

You will have experience in analysing modelling or observational data, ideally in a climate or global earth systems context, and be skilled in using analysis and visualisation software, including programming skills. You will have a strong 1st degree in a numerate scientific or mathematics discipline, and will have completed a PhD in a numerate environmental science discipline or hold equivalent experience. You will have excellent communication, oral, written and presentation skills, and a publication record appropriate to your career stage.

Other information:

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

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

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.

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.

The centre is well connected by public transport and has ample cycle parking in addition to free car parking in Southampton or lo w cost parking in Liverpool. We support opportunities for further training and development.

For more information on the range of benefits we offer please contact us on 02380 596420 / .

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 sub mit an up-to-date CV and cover letter. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the NOC Careers Team at .

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Dr. Katya Popova ().

Closing date: 15 September 2019. Please note this vacancy may close early due to sufficient applications.

published: 02 August 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.