[Met-jobs] Observational Biogeochemist post – National Oceanography Centre, UK

Observational Biogeochemist
Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems (OBE), National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton
Closing date:13th August 2017

This is a permanent position offered on NERC terms and conditions and is open to internal and external candidates.

About the role:
We are seeking a talented researcher with a strong track record in seagoing observational biogeochemistry that is focussed on understanding the interplay of ocean carbon and nutrient cycles. To contribute to our wide portfolio of research in this area, you will be expected to work within the framework of our existing suite of programmes in the North Atlantic and Southern Ocean, but also to develop your own specific focus to complement the work of NOC on this topic. You will have the opportunity to develop a world class programme by linking to other groups in NOC including biological oceanographers, satellite oceanographers, numerical modellers, sensor technologists and large scale ocean circulation experts.

This is a Band 6 position and the starting salary will be £28,200 to £30,600 per annum.

Hours of Work:
The hours of working are full time, 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

About you:
You will be able to conceive, design, deliver and fund world-class research programmes focussed on delineating and quantifying processes involved in global nutrient cycles and oceanic carbon uptake and storage. You will have a PhD and a strong record of publication in this field. You will have experience of using key technology (e.g. Vindta, autoanalysers) to make high quality observations of the ocean carbon and nutrient cycles, both in the laboratory and at sea. You will have experience in organising large-scale, complex fieldwork and the skills to analyse large multi-disciplinary datasets, possibly including satellite data and model output, to address major scientific questions. You will have a proven ability to communicate your research and its relevance and be willing to attend national and international meetings to do this. You will be willing to work at sea.

What we can offer you:
In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including an RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and free car-parking. Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

About us:
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, 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.

With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for technology development, coastal and deep ocean research and sea level science. Working closely with its partners and associates, it provides capability to meet needs across the UK marine science community (http://noc.ac.uk/).

In particular, NOC is a world-leading centre for the study of the biological carbon pump and its links to global nutrient cycles. In particular, NOC has a reputation for delivering large-scale multi-disciplinary projects drawing on experts from across NOC’s research groups, from development of new sensors and use of autonomous vehicles, through laboratory and sea-based analyses to global biogeochemical modelling.

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Dr. Adrian Martin (adrian.martin@noc.ac.uk).

Our Commitment as an Employer:
The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation and is working towards achieving Bronze status for Athena SWAN – a scheme that recognises excellence in women’s employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.
The NOC is committed to making the NOC ‘a great place to be, where our people succeed and deliver great work’. The NOC is committed to being recognised as a flexible employer to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible and the NOC’s Flexible Working Policy gives all employees the right to request flexible working.

How to apply:
All internal and external applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website at http://ift.tt/2sQlORW quoting reference number IRC241746. To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV (including covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role). If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867000.

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