Job reference: BAS 20/58
Contract type: Full Time
Duration: Fixed Term Appointment (17 months)
Salary: Starting salary from £30,782 to £33,459 per annum.
Benefits: We offer generous benefits
Team: Polar Oceans team
Location: BAS Cambridge
Closing date: 21 June, 2020 11:59 pm
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, please note there may be delays to our recruitment timeline.
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are looking for a Physical Oceanographer to apply adjoint modelling techniques to problems in North Atlantic circulation and climate. This work is part of the NERC ACSIS project (The North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study).
What is the role about?
The successful candidate will use existing adjoint modelling tools and other relevant data sources to investigate the causes of the recent 2015 North Atlantic cold anomaly, which featured record low sea surface temperatures, with impacts on atmospheric circulation and European climate. The objective is to better understand the local and remote causes of such cold anomalies, potentially leading to improvements in the precitability of these events and their subsequent impacts on European climate. To be successful in this role, you must have excellent competence and demonstrated experience with (1) analyzing heat budgets in numerical models (e.g. state estimates), (2) scientific writing and visualization, and (3) scientific analysis and interpretation, especially in ocean and climate dynamics. The ideal candidate will have experience implementing and analysing adjoint sensitivity experiments.
The role requires a physical oceanographer with a strong background in ocean circulation and demonstrated experience working with numerical ocean data. They will focus on the North Atlantic basin sensitivities and heat budgets as part of the NERC ACSIS project.
PhD in physical oceanography or closely related subject (or equivalent experience).
Please quote reference: BAS 20/58
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 21st June 2020
Interviews are scheduled to be held: 8th July 2020
BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options, including job sharing, to support childcare and other caring responsibilities.Continue reading
|Employer||British Antarctic Survey (BAS)|
|Job location||High Cross, Madingley Road , CB3 0ET Cambridge|
|Published||May 15, 2020|
|Application deadline||June 21, 2020|
|Job types||Researcher  |
|Fields||Oceanography,   Atmospheric Sciences,   Climatology,   Remote Sensing,   Geoinformatics (GIS)  |