Please note an advert for a PDRA position in Physical Oceanography
linked to the UK NERC Changing Arctic Ocean Program.

Link to the formal advert:

Many thanks

Sian (on behalf of Dr Finlo Cottier)


The Arctic is arguably the most rapidly changing environment on the
planet and changes in sea ice are modifying critical biological and
biogeochemical processes. These challenges are being addressed through
the NERC Research Program /“The Changing Arctic Ocean”/. SAMS is leading 
the Arctic PRIZE project <> (Arctic 
Productivity in the Seasonal Ice Zone) in collaboration with 5 other UK 
institutes and numerous world-leading international partners. We are 
seeking a highly-motivated and dynamic postdoctoral researcher to 
support the delivery of the physical oceanographic component of Arctic 

The successful applicant will hold a PhD and have a background in
physical oceanography with an interest in how physical processes impact
on biological and biogeochemical systems. They will ideally have
experience of using autonomous vehicles (gliders and/or AUVs) to make
sustained measurements in shelf seas and an understanding of arctic
oceanography. Ideally they will have a track record of working within a
multi-disciplinary project environment.

The main duties are 1) Contribute to the preparation, planning and
execution of Arctic PRIZE research cruises 2) Contribute to the delivery 
of the robotics program in Arctic PRIZE 3) Lead and publish high quality 
peer-reviewed research to meet SAMS research objectives. 4) Form and 
maintain national and international relationships and collaborations for 
arctic research 5) Travel to national and international meetings to 
present research findings.

For general enquiries about the position please contact Dr Finlo Cottier 
at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>


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