|Salary:||The starting salary will be from £39,745 up to £48,841 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.|
|Placed On:||20th January 2023|
|Closes:||13th February 2023|
This new full-time post is immediately available on a fixed term basis for a period of one year.
This role is subject to additional background screening.
The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the work of Prof. Jacqueline Christmas. This UK Hydrographic Office funded post is available immediately, for a period of one year. The ideal candidate for this post will be a computer scientist with knowledge of oceanography and simulation, or an oceanographer with strong, proven skills in programming and software engineering.
In this project we will define and develop a maritime digital twin from which we will generate physically realistic simulations of waves on the sea's surface over time, and to do so at the resolution required to support a ship or boat motion simulator. We will start by looking at swell waves, but intend to incorporate wind and tidal flow effects as well.
This project is being undertaken for and in collaboration with the UK’s Hydrographic Office (UKHO). UKHO is a world-leading centre for hydrography, specialising in marine geospatial data to support safe, secure and thriving oceans, and they will be providing bathymetry data on which the digital twin will be based. For candidates able to pass basic UK security vetting, they offer the chance to spend some of the time working at their site in Taunton, Somerset.
Because the UKHO is part of the Ministry of Defence, certain nationalities are excluded from applying for this job, as follows:
The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events, particularly for and in close collaboration with the UKHO.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in the relevant area and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to design and develop the digital twin and its associated simulations, so strong programming skills are required, preferably in Matlab or Python. Knowledge of oceanography, in terms of sea surface waves and their characteristics, would be ideal.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on 'apply'.
For further information please contact Prof. Jacqueline Christmas, e-mail J.T.Christmas@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 723039.
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