Coastal Ocean Modelling Scientist – National Oceanography Centre

We seek a talented and enthusiastic ocean scientist model developer to join the vibrant Marine Systems Modelling group at NOC in Liverpool. The successful candidate will work on keeping our ocean modelling capability at the leading edge, through developing, testing and using the NEMO ocean model. The focus will be on all aspects of ocean physics pertinent to the coastal ocean in both regional and global configurations at high resolution. These model developments will be applied in multi-decadal simulations to investigate the response of the coastal ocean to climatic and direct anthropogenic change.  She/he will be expected to develop their own scientific research direction in this context, publish in appropriate high-impact journals and seek grant income. She/he will be expected to collaborate widely in the UK and internationally, particularly with the UK Met Office and the international NEMO consortium.

You will have experience in dynamical environmental modelling, preferably in the oceanographic context. In addition to being a dynamic research scientist, you will be an expert programmer, ideally in FORTRAN and highly familiar with high performance computing. Understanding of ocean, and particularly shelf sea physics, is highly desirable. Youwill have a Strong 1st degree in a numerate science, engineering or mathematics discipline and have achieved a PhD or have equivalent research experience in physical oceanography or other numerate environmental science.

This is a full time; permanent position offered on NERC terms and conditions and is open to internal and external candidates.

This is a Band 6 position with a starting salary in the rage of £ 28,200 to £30,600 per annum. For a candidate with a substantial track record in publication and grant capture, we may appoint at Band 5 level, with a starting salary in the range of £35,222 to £38,254.

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 and a flexi-time system.  Opportunities for further training and development are actively 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 (   

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Dr Jason Holt (

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation and is working towards achieving Bronze status for Athena SWAN – a scheme that recognizes excellence in women’s employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

The NOC is committed to making the NOC ‘a great place to be, where our people succeed and deliver great work’. The NOC is committed to being recognised as a flexible employer to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible and the NOC’s Flexible Working Policy gives all employees the right to request flexible working.

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  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 on00 44 (0) 1793 867000, quoting reference number IRC240399.

Closing date: 11th April 2017

Interview date: It is proposed that interviews will take place early May

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