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[Met-jobs] Open-ended senior position at British Antarctic Survey for physical oceanographer

From Emily Shuckburgh <>
Date Wed, 08 May 2013 11:24:52 +0100

*Open-ended, senior position at British Antarctic Survey for physical 

Closing date: 2 June 2013

Further details and application:

Informal inquiries about the position may be address to: Emily Shuckburgh, Head 
of the Open Oceans group:(

We are looking to appoint a Physical Oceanographer to a senior post within the 
Open Oceans group at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), based in Cambridge, 
UK. The focus of the Open Oceans group is on improving the understanding of the 
circulation, mixing, dynamics and Earth System feedbacks in the polar oceans, 
using a combination of theoretical, observational and numerical analysis 
techniques, and assessing the implications for the global climate. The group 
interacts closely with the Shelf Seas group at BAS, which is focused on 
investigating ice and continental shelf processes, and well as with other 
groups in BAS focused on study of the atmosphere, cryosphere and ecosystems.

Ongoing research interests of the Open Oceans group include: investigating 
mixing processes in the Southern Ocean and the Arctic Ocean at the mesoscale 
and submesoscale and dynamical interactions influencing the oceanic overturning 
circulation; assessing the representation of the coupled Southern Hemisphere 
system and of key Arctic teleconnections in climate models; monitoring and 
understanding the production and export of bottom water from the Antarctic 
continent into the Atlantic Ocean; monitoring the meridional overturning 
circulation in the South Atlantic; mapping the pathways of carbon uptake by the 
Southern Ocean; and understanding the physical controls on the 
interdisciplinary marine environment in the Scotia Sea and at the Antarctic 

The tools used to conduct this research include autonomous ocean gliders, 
research ships, mooring arrays, dynamical analyses and advanced numerical 
modelling. The postholder would be expected to contribute to some of the 
research activities of the group using the appropriate combination of these 
tools, and to instigate new avenues of research of their own. They would lead a 
significant element of the Open Oceans workpackage and supervise some of the 
more junior staff. They would be expected to take part in and lead some 
fieldwork activities.


Dr Emily Shuckburgh
British Antarctic Survey
Cambridge, CB3 0ET
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3 Whitehall Place,
London, SW1A 2HD

Tel: +44 1223 221544 (direct line) or +44 7717 512 200 (mobile)

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