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[Met-jobs] Marine Renewable Energy Modeller at the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

From Lucy Bricheno <>
Date Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:10:39 +0100

About the role:
We are seeking to recruit a marine scientist and numerical modeller to study coupled wave and tide modelling for Marine Renewable Energy Devices, assessing resources and impacts, using state of the art numerical models of NW European shelf seas.

As part of your role, you will set up coupled tide and wave models of the NW European shelf, using existing in-house models such as POLCOMS-WAM-ERSEM and the ADCIRC and FVCOM unstructured models; develop methodologies for implementation of wave and tidal stream devices in order to assess their energy extraction and impacts on the physical environment; and 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 Jason Holt (

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