British Antarctic Survey - Vacancy - Physical Oceanographer
£26,180 - £29,410 pa
This is a rare opportunity to carry out studies in Antarctica as a member of the British Antarctic survey, and to contribute to a highly topical aspect of Earth System Science.
You will be responsible for studying the vertical transport of heat and salt across the turbulent boundary layer beneath ice shelves. To achieve this you will participate in a field programme to gather data from the boundary layer beneath two different ice shelves. You will use a variety of vertical mixing models to exploit the data, and then publish your findings in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
Educated to PhD level and with a first degree in numerate subject or physical science, you will also have significant research experience. Knowledge of observational physical oceanography will be essential, as well as experience with handling and processing oceanographic datasets.
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.
For further information and for details of how to apply, visit www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment
Please quote Ref: BAS29/10.
Closing date: 2 May 2010. Interview date: 26 May 2010.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.
You must be physically capable and medically fit to work in Antarctic conditions.
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