About the job
You will be developing and running numerical models relevant to a diverse range of marine activities. From research on eutrophication as part of an international team, sediment and contaminant transport, improving our understanding of the relative importance of human and climate impacts on marine ecosystems and development of models that link physics to fish and higher and lower trophic levels.
In addition to all aspects of hydrodynamic numerical modelling you will be responsible for analysis, interpretation and publication of model results.
Experience in applying these models to a range of problems including water quality, particularly in estuarine and coastal environments is advantageous.
The team at Cefas is leading in the application of Lagrangian particle tracking techniques to incorporate their behaviour relevant to invasive species, marine litter, fish larvae, and marine pollutants.
Work is carried out with a wide network of scientists in Universities and Research Institutes, both nationally and internationally. The shelf seas modelling team works on a diverse mix of Government policy led work, EU applied research projects, overseas development projects and commercial projects.
You will enjoy liaising with colleagues from a diverse range of marine disciplines and contributing to proposals and new ideas.
The post offers the opportunity to develop and conduct applied research and to present work at international conferences.
While the ability to travel is not specifically required, overseas work is expanding at Cefas and there may be opportunities to travel.
You will have significant background experience in numerical modelling of shelf seas using internationally recognized coupled hydrodynamic/ecosystem models e.g. GETM, Nemo, Mohid, FVCom, Telemac, Deflt3d or similar shelf / coastal seas modelling systems.
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Communicating and Influencing
- Delivering at Pace
- Working Together
We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- PhD in numerical modelling and some post PhD experience, OR, significant post-graduate experience of modelling
- High level of technical computing knowledge
- Knowledge of programming languages
- High level of modelling knowledge
• A working environment that supports a range of flexible working options
• A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity
• 25 days annual leave + 1 day per year up to 30 days
• A civil service pension
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Selection process details
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Strengths will be assessed at the interview stage and you may also be required to provide a presentation.
The interviews will be held at Cefas, Lowestoft. However, we can offer an initial interview via Skype for candidates who are unable to travel to Lowestoft.
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