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Marine Process Scientist

Posted on Mar 12, 2020 by STEM Graduates into Business

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£17k - £21k Annual
STEM Graduates into Business are pleased to be supporting Resilient Coasts in the recruitment of a recent graduate to help with data analysis and numerical modelling. Initially offered as a 6-month contract, with the option to increase to 10 months and beyond for the right person.

Key tasks will be in support of commercial project work, data analysis, modelling, report writing and presentation. You will be exposed to front-line projects in climate resilience and decision making, where you will bee to apply your logic and reasoning, plus experience with programming to real global problems and situations. Resilient Coasts have commercial clients, governments, charities, or innovative research and development.

Essential person requirements:
  • A recent graduate from degrees such as physics, maths, coastal engineering, ocean science, oceanography
  • Ability to adapt to new computer programs and technology
  • Highly numerate, with experience with either Matlab or Python
  • Experience of designing, calibrating and validating of numerical models
  • Self-motivated and organised with a drive to succeed. As a small business, Resilient Coasts will rely on you to work at speed and under deadline pressures at times.
  • Be highly numerate and enjoy technical challenges

Desirable experience:

  • Postgraduate degree
  • Web-based app design, interest in development
  • Some experience of Mike21, Delft3D, Telemac
  • Programming in GIS mapping tools; Q or ArcGIS.

Whilst an oceanography background is not essential, you should have a strong appreciation of marine-based hazards and implications of climate change. The approaches we use follow UK and international guidelines, there are logical steps and processes that require diligence and attention to detail. You should have an interest in the natural environment and are sensitive to human impacts. You understand historic anthropogenic manipulation of natural systems and want to support positive adaptation for both socio-economic and environmental resilience into the future.

This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who wishes to apply their knowledge and experience from their degree and gain a broad experience in cross-sector commercial and research.

To make an application send a covering letter and CV by clicking APPLY NOW clearly demonstrating how you fit the role and person profile and why you would like to work with Resilient Coasts. This role is open to graduates from any university who have graduated in the past 3 years. Closing date 1st April 2020

Help with applying can be found in the Careers Advice section here on Gradsouthwest, by contacting your university or colleges careers department or from the Stem Grads team by emailing

This role is being advertised as part of STEM Graduates into Business, a European Regional Development Funded project delivered by the University of Plymouth Careers Service. Its aim is to increase the number of paid internships available to recent graduates with small and medium sized enterprises based in Devon. Funded until spring 2021, the project should produce 80 internships with 80 separate employers across the county.
By providing support and funding to the SMEs, it is hoped that a cohort of graduate employing SMEs will be created which will continue to employ graduates beyond the life of the project.

Reference: 861726488

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