Staff Scientist

The National Oceanography Centre, part of the Natural Environment Research Council, is 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 the needs across the UK marine science community.

A scientist with good project management skills is required to join an international team that provides support for the international activities of the World Climate Research Programme’s study on Climate Variability and predictability (CLIVAR).  The post involves work with teams of leading international scientists, involved in atmospheric, oceanic and climate modelling and climate change detection.  The teams are working towards the development, implementation and communication of CLIVAR’s programme of research on phenomena ranging from monsoons and El-Niños to human impacts on climate with focus on the oceans’ role in decadal-scale climate variability.

The successful applicant should have a Masters degree or PhD in Meteorology, Oceanography or Climate Science.  A broad awareness of how the climate system works and specialist knowledge in a relevant area of the physical sciences is important as is similar awareness of atmosphere, ocean or coupled modelling. You should have excellent project and event management skills and experience, internal and external communication skills, spoken and written, and have experience of using computer packages (e.g. Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator); Experience of data management is an advantage.  This position will involve short periods of overseas travel.

General enquiries only (please do not send CV’s) concerning the position should be directed to Professor Roger Barry This post will be offered as a fixed term appointment until 31 March 2014 on NERC terms and conditions and the salary is in the range £26,180 to £29,410 per annum.

NERC provide benefits that include a RCUK pension scheme and generous leave scheme offering up to 30 days leave and a further 10.5 Public/privilege days. Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

Further information on the application process, including a job specification, is on the Research Council’s Shared Service Centre recruitment site: please click APPLY button below. Please quote reference number IRC69835 on all correspondence.  Applicants who would like to receive the adverts in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact 00 44 (0) 1793 867003.

The Closing date is 18 November 2012.

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