Graduate Coastal Process Scientist (Fixed-term)
Band 5-6 (£19,167 - £26,391)
The Channel Coastal Observatory is an exciting new project which is
being managed by New Forest District Council (NFDC) in partnership with
the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre.
With funding granted by central government, NFDC has taken the lead in a
partnership with other maritime district councils and the Environment
Agency to manage and organize a multi million pound project for coastal
monitoring. The project extends from North Kent to Portland Bill and
includes the monitoring, recording, GIS and database analysis and
long-term prediction of coastal processes. The outputs from the project
will be the basis for the design of future coastal defences in the
region and are of considerable importance to everyone in the southeast,
in view of rising sea levels and climate change.
We are looking for a scientifically minded person, with experience in
coastal processes, GIS or GPS surveying, the capability to research
problems and the ability to develop innovative solutions. Your main
functions would be to conduct surveys, manage the collection, receive,
download and analyse coastal process data within GIS; prepare and
maintain appropriate scientific records; perform long-term predictions
based on analysed data; carry out scientific reviews of programme output
and to liaise with and report to all other partners in the project.
Applicants should have an honours degree in civil engineering,
oceanography, environmental science or similar plus, ideally, a post
graduate qualification in coastal processes to MSc level. Experience
whilst desirable is not a requirement as full training will be given.
The contract is for a fixed term until 30 March 2007. The employment
package attached to this post includes flexible working hours.
For an informal discussion please contact: Dr Travis Mason (Team Leader)
on 023 8059 8467
Closing date: 17 June 2003
Job description and application forms can be obtained from the New
Forest District Council website (www.nfdc.gov.uk, then go to "Job Shop")
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