Research Fellow in Physical Oceanography

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The National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral research fellow in physical oceanography to pursue research on the dynamics of the ocean surface boundary layer (OSBL). The position will focus on the analysis of a range of novel measurements of small- and sub-mesoscale upper-ocean processes collected in the Northeast Atlantic within the OSMOSIS (Ocean Surface Mixing, Ocean Sub-mesoscale Interaction Study; consortium. These observations are being conducted by a cluster of ten moorings and two gliders over the Porcupine Abyssal Plain between September 2012 and September 2013, and involve a suite of innovative techniques, including the measurement of the rate of turbulent dissipation using high-frequency acoustic Doppler current profilers.

The successful applicant will work as part of a team examining the physical processes relevant to the dynamics of the OSBL. The group includes an active sea-going team, numerical modellers and theoreticians. The NOCS OSMOSIS project team work closely with scientists at project partner institutions both in the UK and the USA.

Applicants will have a PhD in physical oceanography (or a related field) with experience in the interpretation of oceanographic observations. They will have good knowledge of ocean dynamics and strong quantitative and communication skills, and the ability to conduct innovative research leading to high-impact publications in international refereed journals.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Alberto Naveira Garabato on 023 8059 2680, e-mail

The closing date for this post is 09 May 2013. Please apply online through or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 215013HN on all correspondence.

Further details: We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

Closing Date: Thursday 09 May 2013
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 215013HN

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