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[Met-jobs] Coastal Impacts Modeller at the National Oceanography Centre Liverpool

From Lucy Bricheno <>
Date Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:09:46 +0100

About the role:
We are seeking a scientist and numerical modeller to study coastal flood hazards from storm surges and waves in two regions (SE Asia and the Bay of Bengal). This post is funded by two projects: firstly the ESA-funded eSurge project ( which aims to improve the modelling and forecasting of storm surges through increased use of advanced satellite products, and secondly a UK Met Office-funded project investigating coastal vulnerability to climate change in tropical regions.

As part of your role, you will configure (a) coupled tide-storm surge-wave models of the SE Asia region to be forced by atmospheric forcing from CMIP5 Met Office global climate models and (b) idealised cyclone-storm surge models for the Bay of Bengal. For the Met Office project, you will conduct numerical experiments to examine changes in the most severe storm surges and waves, and quantify their change with climate. You will write scientific papers and present findings at project workshops and international scientific conferences

This post is offered on NERC terms and conditions and is available initially for a fixed term of 2 years.

£26,450 to £29,710 per annum (additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates)

About you:
You will be highly numerate, have a PhD or equivalent research record, and have experience in coastal ocean modelling and data analysis. Your first degree will be in physical sciences, engineering, mathematics or oceanography and you must have demonstrated programming skills. A proven ability in scientific publication would be advantageous and good communications skills are essential.

What we can offer you:
In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 10.5 Public/privilege days. Opportunities for further training and development are supported. The role will include periods of travel both within the UK and internationally.

About us:
The National Oceanography Centre is an international leader in the development and application of coastal numerical models, shelf sea science and coastal processes.

We are part of the Natural Environment Research Council and 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 needs across the UK marine science community.

General enquiries only about the role only, can be directed to Dr Judith Wolf ( or Dr Kevin Horsburgh (

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