Modelling in marine biogeochemistry


3 years

Southampton, UK

Deadline: 11/05/2022

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The National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) is seeking a scientist to join the Marine Systems Modelling Group in Southampton, UK.

Host organisation

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the UK’s centre of excellence for ocean science. It is a national research organisation providing integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean.
Their rich history dates back to 1949, and their future has never been more exciting, as they aim to be the most innovative oceanographic institution in the world.

Their goal is to improve the world we live in. Their work is balanced by a strong sense of purpose, values and behaviour, and an unwavering commitment to a ‘one ocean’ approach.

Position description

The candidate will be responsible of:

  • developing and validating MEDUSA, a BGC model designed for high resolution and regional realism climate change scenarios and ocean climate projections;
  • modelling upper tropical levels, fisheries and marine food security;
  • modelling vulnerability to climate change and associated risk indicators;
  • model anthropogenic impacts on the marine environment, such as marine pollution;
  • the analysis of climate change in the context of the CMIP model ensembles.

Profile and skills

  • PhD in a numerical discipline of environmental sciences or equivalent fields;
  • Proven experience in modelling and analysis of ocean biogeochemistry models or in the use of physical ocean models (NEMO);
  • Mastery of programming software (Fortran, C)
  • Mastery of data visualisation software (Python, Matlab)
  • Be a team player, well organised, ambitious;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


NOC, Southampton, UK

Contract type

Full time for 3 years

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