Marine Climatologist, Air-sea interaction – National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

Marine Climatologist: Air-sea interaction
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Salary: £29,181 – £33,558 (Band 6)
Full Time (37 hours per week)

About the role:

We are looking for an independently-minded scientist to carry out world-leading research into the drivers of air-sea exchanges of heat and momentum and their uncertainty. The main focus initially will be on quantifying uncertainty in air-sea exchange in the challenging environment of the Southern Ocean. This new post contributes to the strategic research programme of the NOC Marine Physics and Ocean Climate Research Group and will contribute to the delivery of science for projects, including ORCHESTRA (Ocean Regulation of Climate by Heat and Carbon Sequestration and Transports, and CLASS (UK Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science Programme, at NOC within the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

This is an opportunity to develop a career in marine climate science and to develop your own research within an area of science that contributes to our objectives.

About you:

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience, ideally in atmospheric or oceanographic sciences and be skilled in using and developing data analysis software. You will be able to demonstrate the mathematical ability to handle theoretical aspects of air-sea interaction research. You will be highly motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team. You will have excellent communication, oral, written and presentation skills.

Other information:

The starting salary for this position will be between £29,181 and £33,558 per annum (Band 6). Depending upon skills and experience, additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates between £500 and £2,000. Additional allowances will be evidenced against scientific track record, including publications, experience in related projects and relevant postdoctoral research experience.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates including those from outside of the EU for this position.

About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) 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.

NOC is part of the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), which is one of the nine partners within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). For more information visit

What we can offer you:

At the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) we know that the quality of our science and the impact that we want it to have depends entirely on the knowledge, skills and engagement of our people. The NOC is committed to flexible employment practices to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible. Our flexi-time system and flexible working policy contribute to this important aim.

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. The centre is well connected by public transport and has ample cycle parking in addition to free car-parking. We support opportunities for further training and development.

For more information visit Working at NOC.

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer which values the diversity of its employees and therefore welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

In support of this commitment, we have adopted a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and further welcome applications from ethnic minorities who are currently under-represented.

In addition to this, the NOC is an accredited Investors in People organisation, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to realising the potential of all its staff and is an active member of the Athena SWAN charter which recognises the advancement of gender equality through representation, progression and success for all.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the NOC Careers Team at

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Dr Elizabeth Kent via

Closing date: 12 May 2019



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