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[Met-jobs] Open-ended post in physical oceanography at the British Antarctic Survey

From "Meredith, Michael P." <>
To "" <>
Date Fri, 4 Oct 2013 13:15:56 +0100

Dear friends
We have a vacancy for an open-ended post in physical oceanography here at BAS. 
Details are below, and also on the BAS website at, along with 
information on how to apply. I would be very grateful if you could advertise 
this locally, and draw it to the attention of any suitable candidates.
Many thanks, and best wishes

Prof. Mike Meredith
Programme Leader and IMP, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK.
Professor, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, U.K.

Job Vacancy - Physical Oceanographer

Please quote ref no: BAS 58/13a
Closing date for applications: 17 Nov 2013 at 11:59pm

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 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 
peninsula.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 lead a significant element of the Open 
Oceans workpackage, supervising some more junior staff, and to instigate new 
avenues of research. There would be opportunities to participate in fieldwork 
in both polar regions. The post would suit someone with postdoctoral experience 
looking to assume greater responsibilities.

Qualifications: Good first degree in physical science/mathematics plus PhD or 
equivalent postgraduate experience in same

Duration: Open-ended

Salary: Salary will be in the range of £31,020 to £37,500 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 

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 58/13a
Closing date for receipt of application forms is 17th November 2013
Interviews are scheduled to be held w/c 2nd December 2013

If you would like further information on this post, please email Prof. Michael 
Meredith on

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic 
minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are 
particularly welcome.
You will need to be physically capable and medically fit to work in Antarctic 

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