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Oceanography Postdoctoral Research Fellow – UKHO and University of Exeter

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £39,745 up to £48,841 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract – 1 year
Placed On: 20th January 2023
Closes: 13th February 2023

The post

The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the work of Prof. Jacqueline Christmas. This UK Hydrographic Office funded post is available immediately, for a period of one year. The ideal candidate for this post will be a computer scientist with knowledge of oceanography and simulation, or an oceanographer with strong, proven skills in programming and software engineering.

In this project we will define and develop a maritime digital twin from which we will generate physically realistic simulations of waves on the sea’s surface over time, and to do so at the resolution required to support a ship or boat motion simulator. We will start by looking at swell waves, but intend to incorporate wind and tidal flow effects as well.

This project is being undertaken for and in collaboration with the UK’s Hydrographic Office (UKHO). UKHO is a world-leading centre for hydrography, specialising in marine geospatial data to support safe, secure and thriving oceans, and they will be providing bathymetry data on which the digital twin will be based. For candidates able to pass basic UK security vetting, they offer the chance to spend some of the time working at their site in Taunton, Somerset.

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