Coastal Ocean Modelling Scientist – National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

About the role

We seek a talented and enthusiastic ocean scientist to join the vibrant Marine Systems Modelling group at NOC in Liverpool. The successful candidate will work on keeping our coastal-ocean modelling capability at the leading edge, through developing, testing and applying the NEMO (Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean) ocean model. Model developments will be motivated by and targeted towards improving our models of the NW European Shelf Seas, across a range of strategic research and operational oceanography projects, particularly in collaboration with the UK Met Office to support their operational forecast and reanalysis systems. She/he will be expected to develop their own scientific research direction in this context (e.g. in air-sea coupling, near coastal processes and/or turbulent mixing), publish in appropriate high-impact journals and seek grant income. She/he will be expected to collaborate widely in the UK and internationally and participate in the international NEMO consortium. We would look to the successful candidate to eventually take on a leading role in the context, managing a small portfolio of science project.

About you

The successful candidate will have experience in dynamical environmental modelling, preferably in the oceanographic context. In addition to being a dynamic research scientist, she/he 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. She/he will 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.

Who Are We?

We are the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) – the UK’s centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences. We are a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world.

The NOC has entered a truly exciting time, moving to independent & charitable status as of 1 November 2019.

We are made up of a dynamic and vibrant community of staff covering a range of specialist fields, backgrounds and experience. A community where each employee adopts a crucial role in furthering the aspirations, advancing the frontiers of science and knowledge through our excellent scientific research, knowledge sharing and contribution to the health of the oceans, with a focus in improving the world in which we live. Our work is balanced by our strong sense of purpose, values and behaviours and an unwavering commitment to a ‘one NOC’ approach.

Why NOC?

We offer a generous set of benefits, flexible working conditions and an inclusive and supportive environment where our people can meet their full potential.

Some of the benefits we offer include 28 days annual leave, plus 3.5 local closure days and 8 public bank holidays, a competitive basic salary and a contributory Group Personal Pension Plan.

The centre is part of the University campus and is only a short walk from the city centre and Lime Street station. We support opportunities for further training and development.

Our commitment as an employer

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.

How to apply: 

Please click ‘Apply for this job’ and submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the NOC recruitment team at / 02380 596420.

Closing date: 15 March 2020.

We welcome applications from candidates outside of the EU for this position.

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