Polar Science for Planet Earth position

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.

As part of our new research programme (Polar Science for Planet Earth) we seek a Physical Oceanographer to work in the Open Oceans workpackage of the Polar Oceans programme. The post holder will participate in (and lead) research cruises to the Southern Ocean, and will use data from these and other sources to investigate the circulation, mixing and dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, with a specific emphasis on the Drake Passage and Scotia Sea regions.

The post holder will have will have a PhD (or equivalent) in a scientific or numerate discipline, along with some years of postdoctoral experience. Previous evidence of publishing scientific results is required, and previous experience of leading oceanographic fieldwork, grant proposal preparation and/or inverse modelling would be advantageous.

Salary will be in the range of £30,710 to £37,120 per annum. We offer a generous benefits package including a defined salary pension scheme, free car parking, flexible working hours and 30 days annual leave.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 69/09
Closing date for receipt of application forms is 31st January 2010 Interviews are scheduled to be held on 16th February 2010

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