12558 - Junior Research Associate in Data Management and HPC

Lecce, Italy, Italy
Mid Level

Job Opening cod. 12558
CMCC Position
Junior Research Associate in Data Management and HPC
(Deadline: April 30, 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 Junior Research Associate in Data Management and HPC to work in the Advanced Scientific Computing division in the framework of the PNRR HPC SPOKE 4 project.

Workplace location: Lecce


The Junior Research Associate is responsible for supporting research activities in Data Management and HPC.


The Junior Research Associate will be involved in the:
  • Development and improvement of data managent solutions and strategies for handling heterogenous climate/environmental data sources;
  • Drafting of scientific reports and technical documentation related to the developed solutions.
  • M.Sc. degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent fields
  • 3+ years’ experience in scientific software development and parallel programming
  • Excellent knowledge of C/Fortran and Python programming language
  • Good knowledge of data management systems, and DBMS design
  • Good knowledge of data delivery technologies and platforms (e.g. ERDDAP)
  • Parallel programming with MPI of scientific codes for heterogenous HPC architectures
  • Experience with HPC systems
  • Relevant experience with scripting languages like Bash and Python
  • Experience in complex software development and software version control systems (e.g. Git)
  • Experience with Linux environment;
  • Knowledge of Python scientific libraries and tools for data analysis (i.e., numpy, pandas, Jupyter notebooks);
  • Knowledge of NetCDF data formats and related tools;
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English language
  • Based on the duration of the employment contract, without prejudice to any changes in organisation and/or career paths and downstream of the performance appraisal.
  • The appointment is assigned following:
  1. internal selection;
  2. external selection in the event that there are no internal candidates, or they are assessed as unsuitable.
  • The appointment period will be initially of 12° months starting from July 2024.
  • The gross annual salary range is from 28K to 35K Euros, depending on qualification and working experience.
  • Welfare package
  • Flexible working time
  • Support during the immigration process, if needed

The position has been opened within the project  PNRR HPC SPOKE, CUP Number C83C22000560007.
The project promotes female and youth employment and the reduction of territorial gaps according to art.  47 “promotion of generational and gender equal opportunities for the awarding of public contracts for the implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR)”, of the Italian Law Decree no. 77/2021 converted into law no. 108 of 29 July 2021.

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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