Marine Biogeochemistry Modeller positionExternal

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website: Job posting
Deadline: May 27, 2018

The National Oceanography Centre, situated in Southampton, is seeking a talented, strongly numerate scientist to deliver high-impact science as part of a world-leading team focused on the role of marine life in the global carboncycle. The nature of the work is multi-disciplinary and so we encourage applications not just from marine biogeochemical modellers but also from those in other areas of science who are numerically adept and looking to move into an exciting and important area of environmental research.

This post will be part of the multi-disciplinary and multi-centre teams for three projects. Its important role in all three is to translate new perspectives on key processes arising from cutting-edge observations into model representations, in order to understand and to explore the global and future consequences. For example, the post will use new observations from the Southern Ocean to explore how nutrient limitation may control how much CO2 is trapped in the global ocean and for how long. To do so the post will make use of a novel means of running global biogeochemical models both faster and more flexibly than conventional approaches.

The successful candidate will have strong coding skills (e.g. Fortran, Python, Matlab) and a published track record appropriate for your field and experience. A global perspective on marine biogeochemistry is an asset but we welcome applications from any numerically strong person and can provide necessary training in marine biogeochemistry. You must therefore have an affinity to acquire new knowledge and technical skills. You will work well as part of multi-disciplinary projects with teams spanning all ranges of experience and skills. You will have a proven record of delivering work effectively and on time and have a PhD in marine biogeochemistry, or in a subject demonstrating strong numeracy and/or coding ability.