12544 - Post-Doctoral Associate on Climate Predictability

Bologna, Italy
Full Time
Institute for Earth System Predictions (IESP)
Mid Level

Job Opening cod. 12544
CMCC Position
Post-Doctoral Associate on Climate Predictability
(Deadline: September 30th, 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-doctoral associate to work in the Climate Variability and Predictions division in the framework of the ASPECT (Adaptation-oriented Seamless Predictions of European ClimaTe) Horizon Europe project (2023–2027).

Workplace location: Bologna, Italy.

The successful applicant will support the group operations conducing research on climate predictability and assisting with the production and evaluation of climate forecasts. According to expertise and skills, maintaining a focus on research, or on operational activities may be considered.


The Post-Doctoral Associate will be expected to:

  • Conduct research on model deficiencies and the origins of seasonal-to-decadal predictability, specifically regarding the signal-to-noise problem and the impact of systematic model biases, with a focus on extratropical air‒sea interaction processes and climatic extremes;
  • Become part of the Climate Variability and Predictions (CLIVAP) division and assist with the production of climate predictions of different forecast horizons contributing to high-impact publications. 

The desired qualifications include:
  • A PhD in climate sciences or related subjects;
  • Experience with analysing climate model output;
  • Experience with Python and shell scripting in Unix;
  • A very good knowledge of the English language;
  • Publications demonstrating quality research;
  • Experience with running climate models.

  • The appointment period will be initially of 24 months starting as soon as possible, renewable for 24 additional months pending a positive evaluation. The gross annual salary range is from 35.000 to 45.000 Euros, comprehensive of benefits, 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.

This job announcement is an invitation to express interest in the above-mentioned CMCC Position.

Applicants responding to this posting declare that they have read, understood and agreed to the Official Rule for the CMCC Personnel recruitment".

We will keep your information on file for up to 1 year.


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