The position is funded from a NERC grant “Implementation and optimisation of geostrophic eddy parameterisations in ocean circulation models” of Dr. James R. Maddison. The project will explore the implementation of new ocean eddy parameterisations. Automated code generation and high-level automated adjoining will be used to seek optimal parameterisation schemes via inverse methods, which will be further implemented and tested in ocean circulation models. In addition the appointee will be encouraged to explore their own and newly arising research questions. Candidates with experience in geophysical fluid dynamics, ocean modelling, and adjoint methods are encouraged to apply.

The starting salary will be in the range of £30,728 - £36,661, depending on experience. Please enclose with your application your CV, a research statement, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to

Informal enquiries are encouraged. Please contact James Maddison by e-mail:

For information on how to apply, go the the University's vacancies website.