Post doc: Numerical Modeller on Coastal Climate

deadline: 10/09/2022

CMCC Foundation

Fixed term contract

Lecce, Italy

#oceans #physics #modelisation #forecast

The Division of Ocean Prediction and Application (OPA) of the CMCC Foundation is offering a postdoc or an opportunity to a junior scientist for a position in numerical modeller on coastal climate to support the research and the ocean modelling activities.

Host organisation

The CMCC Foundation is a scientific research centre on climate change and its interactions with the environment, the society, the world of business and policy makers. Their work aims to stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment and develop strategies for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change.

The CMCC Foundation is committed to inform and facilitate the dialogue between scientists, decision makers and the general public to support decisions and actions for the benefit of society and the environment. It is also committed to encourage discipline convergence to spur new and creative ideas and to ensure that environmental observations, analyses, predictions and services most effectively meet the needs of society

Position description

The primary purpose for this position is to take on a pivotal role within the integrated climate modelling team in implementing, developing and testing numerical models, designing and executing experiments for coupled modelling systems (atmosphere, hydrology, waves and circulation), also improving the parameterization of air-sea and land-sea fluxes.

The activities will be focused both on research developments and on transition to the operational forecasting activities of the OPA division. The duties will also include processing and interpreting simulation-based and observational data sets.

The position is under the sponsorship of the projects: Adriaclim (IT-HR interreg strategic project); Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea Monitoring and Forecasting Centres; “Fish RISE – Remote, Intelligent & Sustainable aquaculturE system for Fish”.

Profile and skills

  • PhD in Physical Oceanography, Coastal Engineering and the other scientific disciplines dealing with numerical modelling e.g physics, mathematics, environmental science;
  • Experience in numerical modelling development;
  • Good knowledge and skills in programming language (i.e Python and Fortran);
  • Knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems and script languages;
  • Knowledge of parallel programming on HPC architectures;
  • Fluency in English (reading, speaking and writing).

Professional skills

  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Autonomy
  • Good communication (written and spoken)
  • Writing skills
  • Passion et enthusiasm

Contract type

Fixed term contract, 24 months


OPA, Lecce, Italy

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