Numerical Ocean Modeller

United Kingdom (GB) Southampton
£28,200 - £32,430
Jun 25, 2018
Jul 22, 2018
Ocean Science
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About us:
The Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) 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. It is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.      

 About the role:
The Marine Systems Modelling group at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is seeking to recruit a Numerical Ocean Modeller to increase its ocean modelling capability. You will join a vibrant research group at the forefront of the development and analysis of high-resolution models of the global ocean, sea-ice and biogeochemistry. You will be supporting a range of modelling activities across a variety of High Performance Computing platforms and Unix compute servers. The main duties will include implementing and testing of new components in the NEMO ocean model (, as well as contributing to the development and maintenance of the associated software infrastructure.

About you:

You will have experience in the configuration and running of parallel general ocean circulation models. You would have a background in physical oceanography, be familiar with the fundamentals of the ocean circulation and have proven mathematical and computing skills. You will be part of the NERC project CLASS, the focus of which is on understanding how the ocean circulation, in particular in the Atlantic, will evolve under climate change and intensified human exploitation.

You must have a PhD in physics, mathematics or other numerate disciplines and should have a strong background in computing. You will be experienced in coding and in the debugging of large computer programs (e.g. in Fortran90 or C) in a UNIX environment. Experience with distributed computing (MPI) is desirable as is experience in a professional software development environment and scripting.

What we can offer you:
The NOC is committed to flexible employment practices to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible.

In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off.

For more information visit Working at NOC.

Our Commitment as an Employer:
The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.

 How to apply:
Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000

Closing date: 22nd July 2018

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