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Research Fellow - Ocean Biogeochemistry - NOCS, UK

Research Fellow - Ocean Biogeochemistry (Implementation of a marine biogeochemistry model)

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary:   £27,854 to £34,223
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:   Saturday 31 August 2013
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  271613HN
Job description:
The National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) is seeking to recruit a highly motivated  research fellow to work on the implementation of marine biogeochemical models in support of the next generation of UK Earth System Models (UKESM).
These models are currently being built as a joint activity between the Met Office and NERC, and will play a key role in the next IPCC process. Primary responsibilities are to ensure that the marine biogeochemical model is fully integrated with the other component models needed to represent the Earth System so that the system functions effectively as a whole, and for the scientific evaluation of this component model.
The work will involve leading on scientific publications in this area, as well as ensuring that any shortcomings in the biogeochemical model are rapidly addressed and rectified. As such the post holder will be a member of the ESM core group and interact regularly with other members of the group (largely based at the Met Office), as well as with the wider UK community, to achieve project aims.
The post will be based at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, though regular visits to the Met Office and other NERC centres will be needed to interact with the core group. The post will be initially for a two-year period, though it is a high priority that the UKESM effort, including marine biogeochemistry, will be supported on a longer-term basis.
Job Purpose:
To ensure integration of the chosen marine biogeochemistry model into the UK Earth System Model, by testing and describing its performance in stand-alone mode (integrated with the 0.25 degree NEMO ocean model) and in fully coupled mode, and leading on scientific publications in the area.
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