[ES_JOBS_NET] Open-ended, senior position at British Antarctic Survey for physical oceanographer

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu May 30 11:36:33 MDT 2013

Forwarded from NERC:

*Open-ended, senior position at British Antarctic Survey for physical 

Closing date: *2 June 2013*

Further details and application: 

Informal inquiries about the position may be address to: Emily 
Shuckburgh, Head of the Open Oceans group:(emily.shuckburgh at bas.ac.uk 
<mailto:emily.shuckburgh at bas.ac.uk>)


We are looking to appoint a Physical Oceanographer to a senior post 
within the Open Oceans group at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 
based in Cambridge, UK. The focus of the Open Oceans group is on 
improving the understanding of the circulation, mixing, dynamics and 
Earth System feedbacks in the polar oceans, using a combination of 
theoretical, observational and numerical analysis techniques, and 
assessing the implications for the global climate. The group interacts 
closely with the Shelf Seas group at BAS, which is focused on 
investigating ice and continental shelf processes, and well as with 
other groups in BAS focused on study of the atmosphere, cryosphere and 

Ongoing research interests of the Open Oceans group include: 
investigating mixing processes in the Southern Ocean and the Arctic 
Ocean at the mesoscale and submesoscale and dynamical interactions 
influencing the oceanic overturning circulation; assessing the 
representation of the coupled Southern Hemisphere system and of key 
Arctic teleconnections in climate models; monitoring and understanding 
the production and export of bottom water from the Antarctic continent 
into the Atlantic Ocean; monitoring the meridional overturning 
circulation in the South Atlantic; mapping the pathways of carbon uptake 
by the Southern Ocean; and understanding the physical controls on the 
interdisciplinary marine environment in the Scotia Sea and at the 
Antarctic peninsula.

The tools used to conduct this research include autonomous ocean 
gliders, research ships, mooring arrays, dynamical analyses and advanced 
numerical modelling. The postholder would be expected to contribute to 
some of the research activities of the group using the appropriate 
combination of these tools, and to instigate new avenues of research of 
their own. They would lead a significant element of the Open Oceans 
workpackage and supervise some of the more junior staff. They would be 
expected to take part in and lead some fieldwork activities.

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