Current positions



National Oceanography Centre, Southhampton – three postdoc positions

1. Carbon Budget Scientist in Marine Physics and Ocean Climate group (MPOC);
2. Marine Physicist (observational focus) in MPOC;
3. Marine Physicist (modelling focus) in Marine Systems Modelling group.

About the roles:

We are seeking three postdoctoral research positions in NOC’s Marine Physics and Ocean climate (MPOC) and Marine Systems Modelling (MSM) groups investigating large-scale ocean carbon uptake (post 1) and heat uptake (posts 2 & 3). Successful candidates will undertake research to characterise the ocean uptake of pre-industrial and anthropogenic heat and carbon, using a synthesis of observing systems and ocean models.

Post 1:  Carbon Budget Scientist (in MPOC) is part of the NERC-funded ABC-fluxes project (Atlantic BiogeoChemical fluxes - The post-holder will synthesise Argo data, GO-SHIP observations and data from moored sensors and samplers on the RAPID array at 26.5°N to understand the strength and variability of nutrient and carbon transports across the section and their controls of ocean carbon uptake in the North Atlantic. The post holder should have experience of analysing biogeochemical and/or physical observations.

Posts 2 and 3 – Marine Physicists are part of TICTOC (Transient tracer-based Investigation of Circulation and Thermal Ocean Change), a recently funded NERC Large Grant that will ascertain the credibility of projections of regional ocean warming. Using a new approach pioneered in the modelling community, the strength and pattern of the net uptake of heat by the ocean (the ‘added heat’) that sets global mean sea level rise is treated like a passive tracer. Regionally however, ocean heat content change is also substantially impacted by the redistribution of existing ocean heat due to changes in ocean circulation and air-sea fluxes. Understanding the added heat component in the contemporary ocean is key to predicting its future.

Post 2: Marine Physicist (in MPOC) will focus on observations, describing and understanding the evolution of the ocean temperature field using Argo data, GO-SHIP observations, reanalyses and state estimates. As well as analysis of the global ocean there will be a particular focus on the evolving temperature field in the mixed layer to provide a boundary condition for the forward modelling. This post requires strong mathematical skills and the ability to handle and distil large data sets.

Post 3: Marine Physicist (in MSM) will focus on models, describing the varying temperature field through analysis of NEMO and other OMIP models. This will include adding the radioactive isotope tracer carbon-14 and idealised age-dye tracers to the NEMO model. The model fields will then be analysed, including using a Green’s function analysis that will be common to this part of the project as well as to the observational and coupled climate model analysis happening elsewhere in the project. The successful applicant will have strong mathematical and programming skills and the ability to modify model code and interpret the output.

Closing date, August 20, 2017. Find more details here



Assistant Prof in Physical Climate Science

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (SEOS) at the University of Victoria invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Physical Climate Science, to commence as early as July 2018. We seek applicants with research investigating climate processes relevant to understanding anthropogenic climate change, who work with large-scale (global and/or regional) climate models or data. The ideal candidate will collaborate with SEOS faculty through overlapping interests in, for example, ocean circulation and mixing, biogeochemical cycles, paleoclimate, or natural climate variability. Excellent opportunities also exist for collaborative research with scientists associated with the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, which are located on campus, and the nearby Institute of Ocean Sciences. SEOS emphasizes an Earth Systems Science approach, and the ideal candidate will be able to interact broadly with faculty who specialize in solid-earth, earth-surface, ocean and atmosphere processes.

Application reviews commence October 1. Find more details here.





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