Post Doctoral Research Fellowships Physical Oceanography

Post Doctoral Research Fellowships

Physical Oceanography (Southern Ocean Circulation and Mixing)University of Southampton – School of Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

£27,319 to £33,599 per annum

The National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) is seeking to recruit two Postdoctoral Research Fellows in physical oceanography to pursue research on the role of small- to mesoscale physical processes in shaping the overturning circulation and mixing environment of the Southern Ocean.The positions will focus on the analysis of a wide range of novel measurements of mesoscale eddies, internal waves and turbulence collected in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) within the international DIMES (Diapycnal and Isopycnal Mixing Experiment in the Southern Ocean; project.These measurements are being conducted during a series of  cruises to the Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic sectors of the ACC in the period 2009 – 2012, and involve a suite of techniques, including full-depth observations of oceanic microstructure and profiling measurements from moorings and floats.

The successful applicants will work as part of a team examining the physical processes relevant to the dynamics and overturning circulation of the Southern Ocean. The group includes an active sea-going team, numerical modellers, theoreticians and remote sensing scientists.  The NOCS Southern Ocean project team work closely with scientists at project partner institutions both in the UK and the USA.

Applicants will have a PhD in physical oceanography (or a related field) with experience in the interpretation of oceanographic observations.  They will have good knowledge of ocean dynamics and strong quantitative and communication skills, and the ability to conduct innovative research leading to high-impact publications in international refereed journals.

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The post is fixed term for 3 years and the salary will be in the range of £27,319 to £33,599 per annum

Informal enquiries only (please do not send CV’s) can be made to Dr Alberto Naveira Garabato on 023 8059 2680, e-mail

The closing date for this position is 31 May 2010 at 12 noon. Please quote the reference number 4252-10-E on all correspondence.To apply on-line for this position, please click here

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