12557 - Marine pollution Modeler

Lecce, Lecce, Italy
Full Time
GlObal Coastal Ocean
Mid Level

Job Opening cod. 12557
CMCC Position
Marine pollution Modeler
Junior Scientist/ Scientist
(Deadline: April 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 Division of GlObal Coastal Ocean (GOCO) is focussing on coastal marine ocean forecasting, relocatable modelling, and applications such as oil spill forecasting, nature-based solutions planning, climate change adaptation applications, ship routing. CMCC is contributing to the development of the European Digital Twin of the Ocean (DTO) and to the GlobalCoast initiative of CoastPredict (https://coastpredict.org). 
CMCC is developing operational coastal forecasting systems on hybrid cloud/HPC infrastructure.


Our Division of GlObal Coastal Ocean (GOCO) is looking for environmental modelers that are experienced on dealing with marine pollution and Oil Spill modelling and or water quality modelling on coastal and oceanic regions.

Workplace location: Lecce


The Marine Polution modeler is responsible for performing and assessing enrivonmental modelling concerning water quality. Near field and far field modelling on oil spill, effluent discharges, plastic dispersion.


The Marine Polution Modeler is responsible of:

  • Performing modelling on ad-hoc scenarios
  • Enhance and develop the ensuite of models used in-house to deploy our products
  • Maintain and assess quality of operational water quality results
  • Designing solutions according to each project needs


  • M.Sc. degree (or equivalent working experience) in Environmental Sciences, Oceanography, Environmental / Coastal Engineering or other scientific disciplines such as physics, chemistry, mathematics;
  • Experience performing oil spill and or water quality simulations;
  • Good knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems and script languages (i.e., *nix shell);
  • Good knowledge and skills in programming (i.e., Python and bash scripting);
  • Experience in managing/manipulating NetCDF data;
  • Fluency in English.


  • Knowledge of version control systems (i.e., git);
  • Knowledge of Fortran;
  • Knowledge on how to work on cloud computing systems.


  • The appointment period will be initially 24 months, renewable for two additional years pending a positive evaluation. Tenure can be granted from 3 to 4 years after being appointed;
  • The gross annual salary range is from 32 to 42 k€, depending on qualification and working experience and competitive with major research centres in Europe;
  • 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.

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


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