12582 - Climate-economy Modelers - Scientist/Senior Scientist

Milano - Venezia, Italy
Full Time
European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE)

CMCC Position
Climate-economy Modelers - Scientist/Senior Scientist
Deadline: July 31st, 2024

The CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE) is looking for bright researchers motivated to work on the defining issue of climate change and environmental protection.

For these positions, we are encouraging applications by scientists or senior scientist climate-economic modelers to join our modeling teams in Milan or Venice. The candidates will join an international and interdisciplinary team to contribute to developing our suite of integrated assessment models, which include detailed-process climate-energy-economy models, energy system models, and macro-economic models.

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 successful applicants will be responsible for contributing and developing coupled climate-economy models, e.g. integrated assessment models such as WITCH, or computable general equilibrium models such as ICES.

Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Integration of climate change adaptation and impacts into climate-economy models at the regional and national levels.Developing methods to represent biodiversity and ecosystems in integrated assessment models.Capturing the resources and material requirements of the low-carbon transition.Contribution to developing the open-source integrated assessment models WITCH, RICE50+ and FIDELIO.Contribution to developing the CGE model ICES.Support the coordination of the modeling activitiesSupervise young researchers in climate-economy modeling;
  • Write and contribute to scientific articles and science-policy reports derived from the above work, and present those at scientific workshops and conferences.

We are looking for two or more motivated persons with the following requirements:
  • Modeling experience of at least 5 years using modeling language (GAMS, Julia, JUMP) and fluency in programming languages such as Python or R;
  • PhD in economics, applied mathematics, engineering, physics, or any related fields to integrated assessment models and coupled climate-economy modeling;
  • Fluency in English (Italian not needed), good presentation and writing skills;
  • Willingness to travel to project meetings and to conferences;
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and diverse environment committed to high-quality research.

  • Please note that this opportunity will be issued both internally and externally;
  • The successful candidates will be based in Milan or Venice, Italy CMCC offices;
  • The appointment period will be initially of n° 24 months starting from September 2024 (with some flexibility) renewable for two additional years pending a positive evaluation. Tenure can be granted from 2 years after being appointed as a scientist or senior scientist. The gross salary will be based on qualification and working experience and competitive with major research centers in Europe;
  • Welfare package, for minimum 12 months contract;
  • Flexible working time as per internal policies;
  • 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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