Carbon Budget Scientist – National Oceanography Centre

The Carbon Budget Scientist (in MPOC) is part of the NERC-funded ABC-fluxes project (Atlantic BiogeoChemical fluxes – You will synthesise Argo data, GO-SHIP observations and data from moored sensors and samplers on the RAPID array at 26.5°N to understand the strength and variability of nutrient and carbon transports across the section and their controls of ocean carbon uptake in the North Atlantic. You should have experience of analysing biogeochemical and/or physical observations.

This is a Fixed Term Appointment, with funding on a full-time basis for three years offered on NERC terms and conditions and open to internal and external candidates. We welcome applications for full and part-time working.

About you:
You will be a motivated and productive scientist, joining a network of International researchers involved as project partners, investigators, postdoctoral researchers and students. The ability to work as part of such a team is essential.

This is a postdoctoral research (Band 6) position and the salary band will be £28,200 to £30,600 per annum.

For part-time posts, the salary will be calculated on a pro rata basis and all part-time employees will have full access to NERC benefits.

Hours of Work:
The hours of working are 37 hours per week for a full-time post and reduced pro-rata for a part-time post.

What we can offer you:
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 and free car-parking.  Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

About us:
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, 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.  Working closely with its partners and associates, it provides capability to meet needs across the UK marine science community (

If you have any questions about these posts please contact the Principal Investigator for ABC-fluxes and TICTOC, Dr Elaine McDonagh (

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