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Senior PDRA Physical Oceanography – SAMS

Location: SAMS, Oban

Contract Type: Fixed term, 3 years

Working Pattern: Full Time (37 hours per week)

Salary Range: £35,686.33 to £40,142.45 per annum

Closing date: Friday 1st March 2024.

The Role

Ocean boundary processes dictate how changes in climate-scale ocean circulation impact conditions at the coast. Recent advances in ocean observation, instrumentation and theory have greatly enhanced the potential for understanding these processes.

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is seeking a researcher to harness new observations and theory for investigating the dynamics at the sloping boundary and its causal interactions with both the deep ocean and the continental shelf. In particular, the postholder will investigate the impacts of large-scale ocean circulation on coastal sea level. The postholder will join our strong multi-disciplinary team working in the subpolar North Atlantic and northwest European continental shelf.

The postholder will deliver an exciting programme of research under projects already funded by UKRI-NERC. They will have the opportunity to conduct ship-based fieldwork in the eastern subpolar North Atlantic, utilise autonomous surface and subsurface observing platforms, and spearhead the implementation of novel drift-free bottom pressure recorders for ocean/climate research.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will hold a PhD in physical oceanography and be experienced in using traditional and/or autonomous observing methods, the data they generate and computing languages to analyse these data. You will have experience participating in oceanographic research cruises, have a good understanding of ocean boundary dynamics and a publication record which demonstrates this.

You will have a track record of some income generation.  This will be helpful for generating future bids with research colleagues.


More Details & Apply here

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