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1 Junior Scientist Position - Operational Ocean Modelling at CMCC

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Italy (South) - Europe
Town/City Puglia
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Company Name CMCC (Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici)
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Function: implement, calibrate and validate high resolution finite difference ocean models in the Southern Adriatic Sea and Northern Ionian Sea. 
Location: CMCC Headquarters at Lecce, Puglia, Italy. 

Environment: The Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change is a Ltd Company (CMCC S.c.a.r.l., http://www.cmcc.it/) with research units in Lecce, Bologna, Venice, Capua, Sassari, Milan and Benevento. CMCC aims to promote and coordinate research in climate change and environmental impacts at Italian national level. These activities are carried out in collaboration with Universities, national and international research bodies and the industrial sector. CMCC will start a new action in the framework of operational oceanography, in particular for the production of short term ocean forecasts, analyses and applications. This position is open under the sponsorship of the European Territorial Cooperation Programme Greece-Italy project ‘IONIO’ (IONian Integrated marine Observatory) awarded to CMCC starting January 2012. 

Main Duties: The staff member will work in the Numerical Application and Scenarios Division of CMCC. Our aim is to develop sub-regional to coastal, high resolution Ocean Forecasting Systems in order to estimate and describe, as accurately as possible, the present state of the ocean and improve short range forecast capabilities with particular focus on end-user applications. 
The new appointee will work to:

  • implement high resolution finite difference model at sub-regional scale in the Central Mediterranean Sea with particular focus on the Northern Ionian / Southern Adriatic Area, the model will be nested within the Mediterranean Forecasting System;
  • contribute to the set up of the operational forecasting model;
  • contribute to the development of web-based Decision Support Systems;

Qualifications: The candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences or related disciplines and preferably experience in numerical modelling. Knowledge of the finite differences OGCM, preferably NEMO, will be considered a plus. Knowledge of Unix and Fortran is required, and experience with supercomputers would be welcome. Fluency in English is also required.
A minimum 2 years working experience after the Ph.D. is required.

Salary: gross yearly salary (before tax deduction) starting from € 39.000

Starting date: January-March 2012.

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