Senior Lecturer/Professor – Scottish Association for Marine Science

Physical Oceanographer – Senior Lecturer/Professor
Scottish Association for Marine Science – SAMS -Physics, Sea Ice and Technology Department

Salary up to £55k

We seek to appoint a senior Physical Oceanographer to join our flourishing Physics, Sea Ice and Technology Department to contribute to furthering SAMS capability and reputation as a leading UK centre for physical oceanography.

As the successful appointee, you will be expected to provide scientific leadership and expertise, predominantly in geophysical fluid dynamics linked with observational oceanography. You will be expected to have skills complementing those of existing SAMS staff, who include a team of Arctic marine and atmospheric scientists and a technology group developing novel sensors. Ideally you will have prior experience in using autonomous underwater vehicles for making novel observations, particularly where this integrates with other disciplines. You will also provide strong collaborations and leadership within the UK and international oceanography communities.

You will be a high-calibre scientist with a record of high-impact research publications, have a history of successful grant capture, and be engaged in national and international networks.

You will have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education and a track record of successful postgraduate training and supervision.

Exceptional candidates may be considered for a Chair.

The position is permanent and is based at the Scottish Association for Marine Science near Oban, on the west coast of Scotland.

For further information and to apply please visit:

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 15th July 2013

SAMS is a registered Scottish charity (SC 009206), has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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