Marine Systems Modeller – CO2 impacts (re-advertised)

Marine Systems Modeller – CO2 impacts

Salary £27,326 – £32,330 p.a.

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is seeking to appoint a Marine Ecosystem Modeller. This post aims to tackle one of the principal scientific challenges in current marine ecosystem research: to understand and ultimately predict how marine systems respond to high CO2, in particular ocean acidification (OA) and hypothetical leaks from carbon capture and storage (CCS). The focus will be on ecosystem dynamics and biogeochemical cycles in shelf sea benthic systems.

The post holder will build on and improve existing model systems, simulate and quantify a variety of scenarios, publishing results in the peer-reviewed literature. The post is funded by a number of national and European programmes researching OA and CCS, attending workshops and meetings in the UK and abroad will be necessary.

PML has a long track record in CO2 research and a well developed system of coupled hydrodynamic marine ecosystem models based on ERSEM, GOTM, POLCOMS and NEMO. The model is principally coded in FORTRAN running on Linux platforms. PML is recognised internationally as a dynamic, highly innovative, independent and impartial deliverer of scientific research and advice on the marine environment.

Experience & Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with a background in oceanography, marine biogeochemistry or ecology, computing for environmental problems, modelling, mathematical science or chemistry. Experience of benthic systems and/or marine ecosystem or hydrodynamic modelling will be a definite advantage.

To apply

For additional information and an application form, please contact: Mrs E. Matthews, Human Resources Group, PML, Plymouth, PL1 3DH, UK T: +44 (0)1752 633100; E: Quoting reference number: PML34110.

The application deadline is 1200hrs 7th September 2010 and the proposed interview date is Thursday 7th October for a start as soon as possible.

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