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Coastal Seas Modeller
Cefas Payband 5/6 24,036 – 37,727
The purpose of this post is to carry out research in the area of hydrodynamic modelling of tides, waves and sediment transport processes using a range of numerical modelling techniques. The focus of the task is to improve understanding of observed changes in the marine ecosystem structure and function or coastal geomorphology and to predict changes that arise due to natural or anthropogenic forcing.
An innovative and adaptable person is required to contribute to physical and ecosystem modelling in the Environment and Ecosystems division. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of oceanographers, bio-geochemists, marine ecologists and hydrodynamic and ecosystem modellers. Work is carried out with a wide network of scientists in Universities and Research Institutes, both nationally and internationally.
You will be required to carry out research on a wide range of both government and commercially funded projects, within an established team of hydrodynamic and ecosystems modellers at Cefas. You will have good knowledge of how coastal sediment transport processes control geomorphology and effect changes to the marine ecosystem.
You will have experience of oceanographic observation programmes and working with a variety of datasets from instruments to effect the calibration and validation of model output. Conversely you will be able to synthesise model data to design suitable observational programmes.
You will also be conversant with a range of coastal hydrodynamic modelling techniques. You should be experienced in developing and working in a range of model scales from detailed local geomorphological models including ports and structures, to the modelling of waves and tides over shelf seas, preferably using systems such as TELEMAC, MIKE21 or DELFT3D/SWAN.
Additional experience of ecosystem modelling in shelf sea environments using GETM/GOTM/ERSEM or equivalent systems or experience with chemical and oil spill models such OILMAP/OSIS/OSCAR will be advantageous.
Closing date for applications is 04/07/12
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