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Ocean Modeller | Job position at CMCC Foundation, Italy

Deadline: 30/11/2020 The CMCC is taking into consideration the possibility to hire a talented, motivated and proactive Ocean Modeller to work in the Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation Division.

This job announcement is a public invitation to express interest for the above mentioned CMCC Position.

The location is CMCC headquarter in Bologna, Italy.

The primary purpose for this position is to conduct part of the required research in ocean modelling aimed at improving global performance of NEMO model in the global high-resolution operational applications

The successful candidate will help to evolve the high-res ocean operational application, including R&D activities related to develop and implement model sensitivity tests with the NEMO-based global applications in order to improve and update the solution of the physical forecast system.

The candidate should be ready to design and perform different NEMO model tests to evaluate the impact of different atmospheric forcing, updated ocean and sea-ice physics, wave and tidal forcing or modifications on the bathymetry.

Any new test model solution generated should be compared with the present operational product (the reference solution) to evaluate the potential added value of the model novelty.

Therefore, the selected candidate will develop part of his/her activity on qualifying the resulting model simulations using observational data set for validation.

If benefit of the tested novelties is demonstrated, the candidate will participate in the process of transitioning it into operations. The candidate’s role will consist on providing technical support to the modeling team to ease the process required to build the next release of the global ocean forecast service.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the division team, but will also have the opportunity to exchange with the operational and climate modeling teams.

The desired qualifications are:

  • Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography or other scientific disciplines dealing with numerical modelling (e.g. physics, mathematics);
  • Experience in numerical ocean and sea-ice modelling (ideally with the NEMO model);
  • Good programming skills (including languages such as Fortran, python and shell scripting);
  • Familiarity with UNIX systems, parallel computing on HPC architecture and scheduling systems;
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written;
  • Good English language skills. 

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.

The initial appointment is for 12 months starting as soon as possible at a annual salary which will depend on qualification and experience. For post-doc the minimum annual salary is 28K Euros, for Jr. scientists the minimum is 36K, comprehensive of benefits.