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Re: [Met-jobs] Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Earth Sciences

Date Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:53:16 +0300

Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Earth Sciences

Marine Physics and Ocean Climate, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

The National Oceanography Centre, part of the Natural Environment Research
Council, 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. 
Working closely with its partners and associates it provides capability to meet
the needs across the UK marine science community.

We invite applications for a researcher in Earth Sciences to work on a
NERC-funded consortium "Using Inter-Glacials to Assess Future Sea-Level
Scenarios (iGlass)", consisting of seven institutes, three non-academic
partners and four overseas academic partners and advisors. The consortium will
study the response of ice volume/sea level to different climate states during
the last five inter-glacials, which include periods with significantly higher
sea level than the present.

As a researcher in the iGlass consortium, you will combine observations of past
sea levels and estimates of ice sheet variations with solid earth modelling to
develop an integrated understanding of the total sea-level change during these
periods and the relative contributions from the Greenland and (West) Antarctic
ice sheets.

You should possess a PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline and
be an experienced researcher with strong programming and statistical skills.
You should have the ability to analyse large data sets, have well-developed
self- and time-management skills and be able to communicate clearly, both
orally and in writing. You will work within the Marine Physics and Ocean
Climate group at the NOC under the guidance of Dr Mark Tamisiea and Dr Svetlana
Jevrejeva, and will interact with Dr Glenn Milne (University of Ottawa) and
other members of the iGlass consortium.

The post is a three-year, fixed?term position and is available from 1 October
2011.  The salary will be in the range of £26,180 to £29,410 per annum.

General enquiries only, (please do not send CVs) should be directed to Dr. 
Mark Tamisiea (

NERC provide benefits that include a RCUK pension scheme and generous leave
scheme offering up to 30 days leave and a further 10 1/2 Public/privilege days.
Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

The closing date for this position is 13 May 2011. Please quote reference number
IRC 19452 on all correspondence.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit

Mark Tamisiea 
National Oceanography Centre           phone: +44 (0)151 795 4821
Joseph Proudman Building               fax: +44 (0)151 795 4801 
6 Brownlow Street                      email: 
Liverpool L3 5DA, U.K.

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