February 2015
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[Met-jobs] Job opportunity in coastal-ocean modelling at the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

From "Polton, Jeffrey" <>
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Date Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:40:04 +0000

Marine Renewable Energy Modeller
About the role:
We are seeking to recruit a marine scientist/numerical modeller to join our world leading team in coastal-ocean modelling. The successful applicant will work on the application of coupled hydrodynamic-wave models to the study of Marine Renewable Energy Devices, assessing resources and impacts of proposed schemes across the NW European shelf seas.
In this role you will be expected to setup up, run and analyse coupled and stand alone wave and hydrodynamic models, using the most appropriate of our suite of modelling tools including NEMO, POLCOMS, WAM and Wave Watch III, and also the unstructured models, ADCIRC and FVCOM. Within these you will develop methodologies for the implementation of wave and tidal stream devices to assess their potential for energy extraction and impacts on the physical environment, and to write scientific papers and present findings at project workshops and international scientific conferences. Opportunities exist to develop this work further with the ERSEM ecosystem model.
The post is partly funded by the EPSRC EcoWatt2050 project (, on which you will be working as part of an experienced UK team led by Prof Jon Side of the Heriot-Watt University in Orkney, which is looking at the impact of large arrays of marine renewable energy devices and the effects of climate change.
This post is offered on NERC terms and conditions and is available initially for a fixed term of 2 years.
£26,715 to £30,000 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.
How to apply:
Applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS); for further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website at quoting reference number IRC172914.  If you are unable to apply online please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867003
Closing Date:  14 February 2015

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