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Job Details

Ocean Biogeochemical Modeller - NOC10005

Southampton or Liverpool
Directorate of Science and Technology (DST)
Marine Systems Modelling
29,181 - 33,558
Closing Date
Job Reference

Ocean Biogeochemical Modeller

National Oceanography Centre (Southampton or Liverpool)

Salary: £29,181 - £33,558

Full Time

Fixed Term (3 years)


About the role: 

We seek a talented and enthusiastic scientist with substantial experience in modelling marine biogeochemistry, its role in climate and its impact on the society, to join the exciting Marine Systems Modelling Group at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, UK. The successful candidate will have research experience, and ideally a publication record, in the area of ocean modelling, marine biogeochemistry and/or climate change.

You will work on the analysis of North Atlantic Biogeochemistry (BGC) and its role in climate in the Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science (CLASS) Project, bringing together a wide range of modelling and observational efforts.  You will work closely with the NEMO and MEDUSA ocean models and a range of future ocean and climate projections and collaborate widely across the UK and internationally. Collaborative publications in high impact scientific journals are a key expected outcome of this work. 

This is a Fixed Term Appointment, initially available for four years. The NOC is a strategic research organisation that takes a long term view when recruiting. Whilst this is a Fixed Term Appointment, there may be potential to convert to an open ended appointment subject to operational requirements.

About you:

You will have experience in analysing ocean biogeochemical models and observations, ideally in a climate or wide earth systems context and be skilled in using analysis software. You will have a strong 1st degree in a numerate scientific or mathematics discipline and will have achieved PHD in a numerate environmental science discipline or hold equivalent experience. You will have excellent communication, oral, written and presentation skills.

Other information:

The starting salary for this position will be between £29,181 and £33,558 per annum (Band 6). 

Ideally this position will be based in Southampton but we will consider applications from candidates who wish to be based at our Liverpool site.

About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) 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 sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.     

NOC is part of the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), which is one of the nine partners within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). For more information visit

What we can offer you:

At the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) we know that the quality of our science and the impact that we want it to have depends entirely on the knowledge, skills and engagement of our people. The NOC is committed to flexible employment practices to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible. Our flexi-time system and flexible working policy contribute to this important aim.

In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and free or low cost car-parking (depending on location: Southampton (free) or Liverpool (low cost).  Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

For more information visit Working at NOC.

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.

How to apply: 

To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the NOC Careers Team at

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Prof. Jason Holt (

Closing date: 3rd July 2019. Please note this vacancy may close early depending on the quality and number of applicants.