Job Opportunity at British Antarctic Survey

Open-ended job vacancy at British Antarctic Survey in Physical Oceanography.

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.

We now require a Physical Oceanographer to study circulation, mixing and dynamics in the polar oceans, using a combination of observational data and output from models, and assess the implications for global climate.

Location: Cambridge

Purpose: To study circulation, mixing and dynamics in the polar oceans, using a combination of observational data and output from models, and assess the implications for global climate. To lead a significant element of the Open Oceans workpackage with BAS, with line and task management of staff.

Duties:

• Analyse observational data and model output from the polar oceans

• Undertake studies to investigate ocean dynamics in polar regions and their impact on climate

• Participate in research cruises as required

• Present research results in international refereed journals and present at conferences.

• Develop and submit grant proposals that enhance the Open Oceans workpackage and open up new lines of enquiry

Qualifications: Good first degree in physical science/mathematics plus PhD or equivalent postgraduate experience in same

Duration: Open-ended

Salary: Salary will be in the range of £30,170 to £37,120 per annum. We offer a generous benefits package including a defined salary pension scheme, free car parking, flexible working hours and 30 days annual leave.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment; see http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment/vacancies/job.php?tab=1&JobID=629

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 26/11
Closing date for receipt of application forms is 22nd May 2011
Interviews are scheduled to be held w/c 13th June 2011

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