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Position: Ocean Biogeochemical Modeller
Institution: National Oceanography Centre
Location: Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Duties: The successful candidate 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. He/she 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. She/he 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
Requirements: The successful candidate 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. She/he will have a strong 1st degree in a numerate scientific or mathematics discipline and have achieved PHD in a numerate environmental science discipline. She/he will have excellent communication, oral, written and presentational skill. She/he will have a strong track record in scientific publication and some experience of grant capture
   
Text: Ocean Biogeochemical Modeller Ocean Biogeochemical Modeller National Oceanography Centre (ideally this position will be based in Southampton but we will consider applications from candidates who wish to be based at our Liverpool site) £35,222 - £40,505 (Band 5) £45,271 - £52,061 (Band 4) Full Time Permanent 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 vibrant Marine Systems Modelling group at NOC in Southampton, UK. The successful candidate 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. He/she 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. She/he 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. The successful candidate 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: The successful candidate 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. She/he will have a strong 1 st degree in a numerate scientific or mathematics discipline and have achieved PHD in a numerate environmental science discipline. She/he will have excellent communication, oral, written and presentational skill. She/he will have a strong track record in scientific publication and some experience of grant capture. Salary: This position is being offered at a Band 5 (salary £35,222 - £40,505) but for candidates who meet the requirements we may be able to offer Band 4 (salary £45,271 - £52,061). What we can offer you: Here 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 being recognised as a flexible employer 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 and 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off. Opportunities for further training, development and participation in international scientific activities are actively encouraged. For more information visit Working at NOC. 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 research centre for ocean modelling, sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development. From April 2018, the NOC, a component part of the Natural Environment Research Council, will be part of UK Research and Innovation. UK Research and Innovation will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England. The vision for the new organisation is to be the best research and innovation organisation in the world. More information can be found online at http://www.ukri.org . From April 2018, you will be employed by UK Research and Innovation. 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 disabilities and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, is a member of Athena SWAN and has signed up to the Athena SWAN principles to recognise work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly. How to apply: All internal and external applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website at http://topcareer.jobs/ quoting reference number IRC245925. To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV (including covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role). If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867003. For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Prof. Jason Holt ( jholt@noc.ac.uk ). Closing date: 19 August 2018 Interview date: It is proposed that interviews will take place mid to end September 2018. If after interview we have a greater number of suitable candidates than we have vacancies for at this time, we may hold suitable applicants on a reserve list for 12 months for all the grades and locations advertised. This reserve list will be used for future vacancies in NOC that require the same (or similar) skills, experience, competencies and are of the same grade as the advertised posts. These could be offered to candidates on the reserve list without a new competition (but there will be no guarantee of a job offer). Closing date: Sunday 19 August 2018 Attachment: CLASS_BGCmodeller_Job Description and Person Specification_v2.pdf
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