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Ocean Modeller


Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change CMCC


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Lecce, Italy    

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Application Deadline

June 30, 2024

CMCC Foundation is a cross-cutting scientific research center on climate change and its interactions with the environment, society, the world of business, and policymakers. Our work aims to stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and develop strategies for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change.

Our Institute for Earth System Predictions (IESP) is hiring a talented, motivated and proactive Post-Doc / Junior Scientist to work in the Global Coastal Ocean division in the framework of the EDITO-ModelLab project, contributing to the development of models for the European Digital Twin of the Ocean.

The position is for an Ocean Modeller, with strong knowledge of general ocean circulation, coastal processes, very high-resolution modelling (e.g. unstructured grid or multiple nesting), model downscaling approaches and programming skills.

The position will take on a pivotal role within the coastal ocean and relocatable modelling team, contributing to the development of SURF relocatable ocean platform.

The activities will be focused both on research developments in ocean field and on transition to the operational and relocatable forecasting activities of the GOCO division. The duties will also include processing and interpreting simulation-based and observational data sets.

The appointment period will be initially of 12 months starting from July 2024, renewable for 24 months additional months pending a positive evaluation. Tenure can be granted from 2 to 4 years after being appointed as a junior researcher.

The gross annual salary range is from 32 to 38K Euros for the PostDoc and 35 to 45K for the Junior Scientist, depending on qualification and working experience.

Welfare package
Flexible working time
Support during the immigration process, if needed

Special Requirements
PhD or equivalent experience in Physical Oceanography, Coastal Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics or other scientific disciplines dealing with numerical modelling (e.g. Physics, Mathematics); Experience in developments and implementations of coastal ocean models; Good knowledge and skills in programming language (i.e Python and Fortran/C); Knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems and script languages (i.e. *nix shell); Knowledge of parallel programming on HPC architectures; Fluency in English.

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