Postdoctoral Research Officer (Shelf-Sea Physical Oceanography)

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We seek a motivated postdoctoral research officer to join the highly renowned turbulence & mixing group at Bangor University’s highly rated School of Ocean Sciences (SOS) – a multi-disciplinary department located on the shores of the Menai Straits, North Wales. The aim is to investigate the energy dissipation and mixing in the internal tide near the western European shelf break and to derive a parameterization of the tidally driven internal mixing which can be used in numerical models.

This will be achieved by observations from two cruises to the Celtic Sea and Malin shelf breaks along with data collected by long-term moorings, gliders, and AUVs. The post includes collaboration with researchers at University of Plymouth, Plymouth Marine Laboratories, Scottish Association of Marine Science, University of Liverpool, and the National Oceanography Centre. The successful candidate will be involved in the field work, and is responsible for the analysis of data related to the properties of internal waves and for the development of a model parameterization of internal mixing. He/she is also expected to lead on publications and to present results at meetings and conferences.

We are looking for a driven person who can work independently but still contribute to the wider aims and goals of the research group and to other related projects within the School. The successful candidate should have a PhD or equivalent in oceanography or other relevant field.

He/she should have experience of analyzing oceanographic field data and documented experience of presenting at international conferences and publishing results in scientific journals. The successful candidate should also be willing to participate in research cruises. Other degrees (undergraduate, MSc) in Oceanography, Meteorology or Geography are of advantage, as is experience of teaching, international and national collaborations, and working with internal (tidal) waves in observations and theory. Experience of working on research vessels, deploying oceanographic mooring, and using ADCPs, CTDs and turbulence profilers is desirable.

The post is full-time and funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council through the FASTNEt (Fluxes Across Sloping Topography of the North East Atlantic) consortium. The position is available for a period of 30 months from 1st January, 2012.

Application forms and further particulars should be obtained by contacting Human Resources, Bangor University; tel: (01248) 382926/383865; e-mail:; web:

Starting Salary: £29,972 (on Grade 7) p.a.

Please quote reference number 11-11/90 when applying. Closing date for applications: 1.00 p.m. Wednesday 07 December 2011.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr Mattias Green, tel. (01248) 382893, e-mail

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