12569 - Post-Doc or Jr Scientist on Ocean Wave Modelling

Italy, Italy
Full Time
Mid Level

Job Opening cod. 12569
CMCC Position
Post-Doc or Jr Scientist on Ocean Wave Modelling
(Deadline: June 15th, 2024)


The CMCC Foundation is a 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 or Junior Scientist to work in the Global Coastal Ocean division in the framework of the EDITO-ModelLab and FOCCUS projects.
The position is open for an Ocean Wave Modeller to join our dynamic team and contribute to cutting-edge research in wave modelling at both global and coastal scales.

Workplace location: Lecce or Bologna


The position involves conducting research activities focused on global and coastal processes, understanding the connection between different spatial scales with a seamless continuum approach.
The study will mainly investigate extreme events, with a special focus on waves and storm surges, with the aim of contributing to the design of mitigation and adaptation strategies against climate change.
The work will include developing and implementing wave spectral models and coupling with circulation models, performing high-resolution modeling simulations using unstructured grids, calibrating models with observational data, and applying downscaling techniques both dynamic and based on Artificial Intelligence.
Furthermore, it will contribute to improving the complexity of our coupled numerical models, including new physics, and investigating interactions between waves, currents, atmosphere, and ice. The study will focus on short-term forecasting and long-term climate scenarios, employing both deterministic and ensemble approaches.


We are seeking candidates with a strong background in wave modelling and coastal nearshore processes. Proficiency in programming languages and experience with processing and interpreting simulation-based and observational datasets are essential for success in this role.

  • 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 ocean wave models
  • Knowledge of coastal processes and high-resolution modelling, preferably based on unstructured mesh
  • Good knowledge and skills in programming language, preferably 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
  • Experience in ensemble forecasting is not mandatory but will be a plus
  • Knowledge of general ocean circulation models is a plus and will be positively evaluated

  • The appointment period will be initially of 12 months starting from June 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

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.

Some fiscal benefits could be applied for repatriated workers or foreign researchers/professors, having the requirements defined by Dlgs 147/2015 (for repatriates) or Dl 78/2010 (for foreigners).

CMCC is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status, and other legally protected characteristics. Please omit from your CV any data you or we might consider discriminatory.

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