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[Met-jobs] Vacancy - Ocean/Ice Modeller - British Antarctic Survey

From "Holland, Paul R." <>
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Date Wed, 6 Jul 2011 10:25:24 +0100

Ocean/Ice Modeller

Please quote ref no: BAS 57/11
Closing date for applications: 07 Aug 2011

Main Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs. We are currently seeking to appoint a postgraduate researcher with experience in the development and running of ocean models. Their role will be to set up and run a high-resolution regional ice-ocean model of the Amundsen Sea to investigate the physical processes that control the inflow of warm Circumpolar Deep Water to the continental shelf and the impacts of this on the melt rates of the floating ice shelves. The model will be forced with atmospheric reanalyses, the output from climate models and ice-cored based reconstructions, and verified by comparison with a growing database of oceanographic observations from the region. The output will be used as forcing for a glaciological model of the ice shelves and outlet glaciers of the Amundsen Sea embayment. The overall aim is to investigate the ocean forcing on the glacier evolution over the past two centuries in order to explain the current behaviour and to ascertain when the rapid changes that are currently underway may have started.

Qualifications: First degree in physical science/mathematics plus PhD (or equivalent)

Duration: 30 months 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.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 57/11
Closing date for receipt of application forms is 7th August 2011
Interviews are scheduled to be held on w/c 5th September 2011

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.

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