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Coastal Ocean Hydrodynamic-Biogeochemical Modeller
National Oceanography Centre | Liverpool, UK | Deadline: 3 Mar 2019

Coastal Ocean Hydrodynamic-Biogeochemical Modeller

National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool
Salary: £28,200 - 32,430 (Band 6)
Full Time (37 hours)
Fixed Term (3 years)

About the role:

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic scientist with experience in modelling the coastal-ocean to join the vibrant Marine Systems Modelling Group at the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool, UK. The successful candidate will have research experience, and ideally a publication record, in coastal-ocean modelling of hydrodynamic and/or biogeochemical processes.

You will apply the NEMO-ERSEM coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical model in coastal-ocean regions around the world, and analyse these simulations in both present day and future climate contexts to produce societally relevant outputs and scientific publications. Specific regions of focus include South and South East Asia, and East Africa. The scientific goal is to explore the impacts of climate change and human inputs on coastal-ocean biogeochemical cycles (particularly phytoplankton and nutrients), in relation to transport and mixing processes.

You will be expected to collaborate widely across the UK and internationally, and to publish in high impact scientific journals. Stakeholder engagement also forms an important element of this work.

About you:

You will have experience in applying and analyzing ocean hydrodynamic and/or biogeochemical models in relation to ocean observations. You will be skilled in using scientific analysis software and ideally have some experience in model development. You will have a strong 1st degree in a numerate scientific or mathematics discipline and have achieved PhD in a numerate environmental science discipline, or have equivalent research experience. Excellent communication skills are also key to success in this role, including written, oral, and presentation skills.

Other information:

The starting salary for this position will be between £28,200 and £32,400 per annum (Band 6). Depending upon skills and experience, additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates between £1,140 and £1,621.50. Additional allowances will be evidenced against scientific publication and grant income track record.

This is a Fixed Term Appointment, initially available for three years. The NOC is a strategic research organization that takes a long term view when recruiting. Whilst this is a Fixed Term Appointment, there may be potential to convert to an open ended appointment subject to operational requirements.

We welcome applications from candidates 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 low cost 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 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:

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 Prof. Jason Holt via

Closing date: 3 March 2019