Postdoctoral Research Assistant – University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ocean Modelling

University of Oxford
Department of Physics (Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics)
Grade 7 (£30,434 – £37,394)
Full time, fixed term, 32 months
Closing date: 30 September 2015
Job reference: 119325

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ocean Modelling. This post is a UK contribution to the international “Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program” (OSNAP) and it is available for a fixed-term of 32 months.

The postholder will use a state-of-the-art ocean model and its adjoint to probe the sensitivity of the circulation of the subpolar North Atlantic to surface forcing anomalies and to anomalies observed by OSNAP in the ocean interior. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with OSNAP partners at Oxford, in the UK and internationally. The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a doctorate in a physical, mathematical or computational science. Strong numerical modelling skills and proven track record of original research is essential. Previous experience in physical oceanography or climate physics will be an advantage.

Please direct informal enquiries to David Marshall ( or Helen Johnson (

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 30 September 2015 can be considered. You will be required to upload a CV, publication list, supporting statement and details of two referees as part of your online application. To apply, or for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please visit and search by vacancy number 119325.

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