Ocean / Ice Modeller

Main Description
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 currently seeking to appoint a postgraduate researcher with experience in the development and running of ocean models. Their role will be to complete and validate modifications to an existing ocean modelling framework (NEMO) that will allow it to simulate melting at the base of floating ice shelves. Initial work will be on idealised and limited area domains, but the ultimate goal will be the simulation of interactions with land ice within global configurations of NEMO. To achieve this, effective parameterisation of the interaction with sub-grid-scale ice features will also need to be developed. This work will contribute towards the development of the coupled climate model HadGEM3 and will be undertaken in close collaboration with the UK Met Office and the National Oceanography Centre.

Qualifications: First degree in physical science/mathematics plus PhD (or equivalent)

Duration: 2 year fixed term appointment

Salary: The post is currently funded for 2 years. Salary will be in the range of £26,180 to £29,410 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 at www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment

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 22/12
Closing date for receipt of application forms is 15th April 2012
Interviews are scheduled to be held w/c 30th April 2012

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.