Ocean Career: NOC Ocean and Climate Modeling Research Scientist

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About the role

The global ocean circulation is an integral part of the climate system and a crucial component of all weather and climate forecast systems, which offer immense benefit to society, particularly with regard to extreme events. Climate prediction is becoming increasingly sophisticated and accurate due to advances in understanding of the dynamics and thermodynamics of the climate system and the availability of very powerful supercomputers. The successful candidate will join the vibrant Marine Systems Modeling group at NOC to develop and evaluate advanced ocean model configurations, which will be integrated into UK weather and climate forecasting systems and used in UK and international oceanographic and climate research. They will perform research on the ocean’s role in the climate system using NOC’s advanced ocean and climate modeling capability based on the NEMO ocean model and data from our state-of-the-art observational programs such as the RAPID and OSNAP monitoring arrays. This will initially focus on the impact of Atlantic Ocean circulation change on North Atlantic weather and climate, addressing topical questions such as “how does the state of the ocean influence the path of the Jet Stream?”, “Will the Atlantic Ocean circulation change radically in the next few decades?” and “what is the impact of loss of sea ice and melting ice sheets on North Atlantic Climate”?

About you

You will have a Ph.D. in a numerate science, mathematics or engineering discipline, strong mathematical and computing skills, with some experience of programming and be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Some prior knowledge of oceanography and/or meteorology would be desirable. We are looking for an individual who will enjoy both the technical and scientific aspects of ocean and climate science. You would be expected to collaborate broadly, both internally at NOC and nationally and internationally. You will enjoy challenges and solving problems and find satisfaction in unlocking the mechanisms through which weather and climate vary. You will have a track record in scientific research publication appropriate to your career stage and will be an organized and methodical team player who thrives in collective endeavor.

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