12580 - Ocean Modeller

Lecce, Italy, Italy
Full Time
Mid Level

CMCC Position
Ocean Modeller
Deadline: July 1st, 2024

Are you ready to join a dynamic team where your proactiveness and management prowess can translate directly into tangible outcomes in the research field?
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.

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. CMCC's core objective is to conduct cutting-edge science, to train the next generation of scientists at both national and international levels, and to be a beacon for climate modelling.

CMCC pursues fundamental and applied science with utmost scientific integrity, prioritizing data-driven science and providing data, information, and research results that can support informed public debate and decision-making processes. To achieve climate research objectives at the highest international standards, we invest in training all our talents, and strive to create a workplace where everyone can excel.

At CMCC you will find a strong, professional environment. Join an inclusive community that values diversity, where every voice is heard and respected. Help foster a culture of innovation and societal change, where individuals from all backgrounds can thrive and succeed.

To learn more about this opportunity and submit your application, please refer to the following:

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.

We are seeking candidates with a strong background in ocean circulation modelling, coastal processes and very high-resolution modelling techniques. 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 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

  • Please note that this opportunity will be issued both internally and externally.
  • The Researcher will be based in Lecce CMCC office.
  • 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

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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