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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral researcher, Cambridge, UK

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:59:41 +0000

*Post-doctoral researcher, joint between Schlumberger Cambridge Research and 
British Antarctic Survey. 2-year fixed term.*

*Ocean Currents at the Submesoscale: Estimation From Seismic Streamer Dynamics 
and Integration with Oceanographic Models.*

The Seismic Data Acquisition and Processing group at Schlumberger Cambridge 
Research together with the Polar Oceans programme at the British Antarctic 
Survey are inviting applications for a 2 year post-doctoral research position 
involved in developing methods for ocean current estimation. Schlumberger's 
seismic survey vessels tow several kilometres of streamers behind them and they 
have developed inverse mathematical model methods to invert the dynamic 
streamer measurements (such as tension, shape, and lateral steering forces) for 
local ocean current estimates at scales of tens of metres to a few kilometres. 
The work will involve reviewing and developing this theory, improving the 
existing code and testing it on modelled and real data. The resulting current 
models will be useful for improving streamer position accuracy and position 
prediction as well as improving numerous vessel operating efficiencies. The 
current information will also be integrated with independent ancillary 
oceanographic data from shipboard and satellite sources to investigate 
submesoscale processes in the ocean and their parameterisation in climate 

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent 
experience in mathematics, fluid dynamics or physics, and preferably a 
knowledge of geophysical methods. Considerable numerical mathematical and 
programming skills are required as well as handling large volumes of real data.

Duration: 2 year fixed term appointment

Salary: Salary will be in the range of £26,180 to £29,410 per annum. We offer a 
generous benefits package including a defined salary pension scheme, free car 
parking, flexible working hours and 30 days annual leave.

Further details and application forms:

Closing date for receipt of application forms is 1st May 2011 Interviews are 
scheduled to be held w/c 23rd May 2011

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