Marine Climatologist, Air-sea interaction – National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

Marine Climatologist: Air-sea interaction
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Salary: £29,181 – £33,558 (Band 6)
Full Time (37 hours per week)

About the role:

We are looking for an independently-minded scientist to carry out world-leading research into the drivers of air-sea exchanges of heat and momentum and their uncertainty. The main focus initially will be on quantifying uncertainty in air-sea exchange in the challenging environment of the Southern Ocean. This new post contributes to the strategic research programme of the NOC Marine Physics and Ocean Climate Research Group and will contribute to the delivery of science for projects, including ORCHESTRA (Ocean Regulation of Climate by Heat and Carbon Sequestration and Transports, and CLASS (UK Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science Programme, at NOC within the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

This is an opportunity to develop a career in marine climate science and to develop your own research within an area of science that contributes to our objectives.

About you:

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience, ideally in atmospheric or oceanographic sciences and be skilled in using and developing data analysis software. You will be able to demonstrate the mathematical ability to handle theoretical aspects of air-sea interaction research. You will be highly motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team. You will have excellent communication, oral, written and presentation skills.

Other information:

The starting salary for this position will be between £29,181 and £33,558 per annum (Band 6). Depending upon skills and experience, additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates between £500 and £2,000. Additional allowances will be evidenced against scientific track record, including publications, experience in related projects and relevant postdoctoral research experience.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates including those from 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.

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

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. The centre is well connected by public transport and has ample cycle parking in addition to free 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 letter.

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

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Dr Elizabeth Kent via

Closing date: 12 May 2019



Gordon Research Conference – Coastal Ocean Dynamics

Coastal Ocean Dynamics
Advances in Coastal and Estuarine Physics from Nearshore to Continental-Margin Scales

June 16-21, 2019
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, United States

Chairs: Erika McPhee-Shaw and Robert Hetland

The 2019 Gordon Conference on Coastal Ocean Dynamics synthezises recent advances in the understanding of circulation and fluid dynamical processes in the coastal ocean. Recent advances in observational and numerical modeling techniques, as well as a number of interdisciplinary field studies, have led to significant progress in our understanding of coastal ocean processes. In order to capture the diverse and dynamic nature of the field, the conference will feature sessions spanning a wide range of temporal and spatial scales, environments and processes. Meeting sessions will include topics ranging from sediment dynamics, nearshore physics, biological-biochemical feedbacks with fluid mechanics and circulation processes, submesoscale and small-scale dynamics to breakthroughs in the study of estuaries, and tackling the frontiers of coastal physical oceanography and ocean-derived energy. Besides examining the forefront of discovery and theoretical advances in coastal dynamics, emphasis will also be placed on scientific advances resulting from recent developments in measurement, analysis, and modeling techniques. Read more ›

Director for the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute – Oregon State University

Position Announcement
Director: Oregon Climate Change Research Institute

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director for the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Reappointment as Director is at the discretion of the Dean.

This position provides vision and leadership in directing the work of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI), including responsibility for strategic planning, as well as forging and sustaining partnerships with Oregon universities, state and federal agencies, sovereign Native American tribes, and with the private sector. Read more ›

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nonlinear Waves and Ocean Modelling – University College London and Florida State University

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nonlinear Waves and Ocean Modelling

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow position to work on the project “Stirring at the Walls – A dynamical boundary model for the ocean”. This work forms part of a joint NERC-NSF funded project between Professor Ted Johnson at University College London and Professor William Dewar of Florida State University on boundary models for the ocean. The project will investigate the hypothesis that there is a gap between the very high spatial and temporal resolution required in global ocean models to accurately resolve the flow near ocean boundaries and the lower resolution in both space and time required to resolve the motion of the ocean interior. The aim is to produce a dynamical boundary model that can exploit this gap to allow more accurate simulations at lower computational cost while simultaneously increasing our knowledge of boundary mixing processes. Read more ›

Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs, by Beyond the Professoriate

Online Career Conference For PhDs
2019 Program

May 4th : Strategies for Career Success
Demystify the non-academic job search process!

May 11th: PhD Career Panels
The conference continues! Hear what it’s really like to work beyond the professoriate! After these workshops you’ll be able to:

  • Set expectations and identify ways to be successful after you leave academia;
  • Identify exciting, meaningful careers that leverage your knowledge and skills;
  • Develop a strategy to get a job in the current job market;
  • Recognize employer expectations and get hired.
  • Panellists live and work in cities across the United States and Canada and hold PhDs in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines.

Learn More

Academic Coordinator II: Associate Chair – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Academic Coordinator II: Associate Chair, Department of Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego ( is a world-renowned center with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences.  The SIO Department is responsible for development and administration of a growing suite of four undergraduate majors and three minors, a contiguous BS/MS program, two MAS programs, an MS program, and a PhD program. SIO has about 110 ladder-rank faculty, as well as Teaching Professors, Adjunct Professors, and Lecturers. SIO is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Read more ›

Oceanographic Data Scientist – MetOcean Solutions

We are currently seeking a talented Oceanographic Data Scientist to join our Research and Development team. MetOcean Solutions, a division of New Zealand’s MetService, is a science-based consultancy and forecast supplier providing specialist numerical modelling and analytical solutions in meteorology and oceanography. With offices across New Zealand (Auckland, New Plymouth, Raglan, and Wellington) and in Sydney, Australia (MetraWeather) our international team works on projects and data analysis world-wide. We passionately believe in rigorous scientific method and in applying the latest information technology to data services. MetOcean occupies several niche marine consultancy and service roles and has a rapidly growing forecast and hindcast sector. Read more ›

MPOWIR Webinar – Career paths in the commercial sector

Join MPOWIR for our next webinar!

MPOWIR Webinars feature topics particularly pertinent to early scientists, but are open to all career stages and genders.

Career paths in the commercial sector

With presenter Nidia Martínez

Assistant Director, Catastrophe Risk, American International Group (AIG)

and panelists, Laurent White (ExxonMobil) and Susan K. Willis (LACO Associations, Inc.)

Monday, May 6, 2019
1:00pm EDT/10:00am PDT

RSVP to receive information to connect to the webinar: RSVP Here

If you missed out on previous webinars, they are now available on the MPOWIR website:

Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Postdoctoral Research Associate for laboratory and numerical study of stratified turbulence at oceanic scales

The Marine Sciences Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking a Postdoctoral researcher as part of the NSF funded LABMOST project (a LABoratory for Mixing in Ocean- scale Stratified Turbulence). The proposal leverages the large wave tank in the Joint Applied Mathematics and Marine Sciences (JAMMS) laboratory to make fundamental measurements of stratified turbulence to improve mixing parameterizations in ocean models. The project will include experimental measurement of turbulent fluxes with a variety of instruments (PIV, LIF, fast Conductivity- Temperature) and use of the data to train numerical models with data assimilation and/or machine learning methods. Applicants with both numerical and experimental fluids experience and with an emphasis on data-driven/machine learning methods are particularly encouraged to apply.

This is a recruitment for one 24-month, full-time (100% FTE) appointment. In addition to his primary duties, the candidate will have the opportunity to interact with the other members of the
JAMMS laboratory, and will have access to the UNC Supercomputing center. Applicants must provide proof of the PhD conferral prior to start. A summer 2019 start date is anticipated.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an email with a cover letter, current CV (including date of Ph.D.), and a one page statement of research interests and experience addressed to both Brian White (bwhite at unc dot edu) and Alberto Scotti (ascotti at unc dot edu). We particularly encourage applications from women and people from underrepresented groups.

Ideal Qualifications:

  • PhD in Physical Oceanography, Engineering, Applied Math or related fields.
  • Strong fluid dynamics background
  • Experience with experimental measurement of fluids (PIV, LIF)
  • Experience with data assimilation / data-driven / machine learning methods in fluids (e.g. Kalman filter, optimal control, Dynamic Mode Decomposition, etc.)
  • Experience with numerical methods / Computational Fluid Dynamics

Fellowship – Institute of Marine Sciences of the National Research Council (CNR-ISMAR, Italy)

The Institute of Marine Sciences of the National Research Council (CNR-ISMAR, Italy) offers one fellowship for conducting research activitiesat the Unit of Lerici (La Spezia, Italy), related to the Project “CARTHE-III” (, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GOMRI).

The focus of the fellowship is the“Development and application of Lagrangian analysis techniques aimed at studying (sub)mesoscale surface dynamics and implications for 3D passive transport”under the scientific responsibility of Dr. Annalisa Griffa.

The research fellow would join a highly experienced group in Lagrangian methods and will participate to the analysis of unique and interesting datasets that should result in a valuable set of publications. Collected datasets include massive drifter deployments in the Gulf of Mexico during two large field campaigns.

The position includes travels abroad for conferences and project meetings.

PhD is not strictly required, but it will be considered title of preference if related to the topic of the announcement.

The duration of the fellowship is one year (renewable).

deadline: May 30, 2019

Call announcement code:  ISMAR-008-2019-SP

Please find in attachment the announcement in Italian and English version and further practical information in the
“Tips_application” file. You can also find the announcement at the following link: in English –>