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Sea Ice Modeler Senior Position at the Climate Dynamics and Impact Unit

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Spain (North) - Europe
Town/City Barcelona
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 15/08/2010
Company Name Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences - Institut Catala de Ciencies del Clima (IC3)
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Sea Ice Modeler Senior Position at IC3 (Barcelona).
LOCATION: IC3 headquarters in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
ENVIRONMENT: IC3 is a newly established climate institution settled by the Government
of Catalunya and the University of Barcelona, aiming at understanding of current
and future climate at both global and regional scales, while aiming at improve and further
develop technical capabilities and tools to simulate unprecedented changes in climate impacts
on societies and economies. IC3 is expected to grow to a total staff around 200
people, with about 125-150 scientists. Working languages of IC3 are English, Catalan
and Spanish. For details, see www.ic3.cat.
IC3 is an equal opportunity employer, working in progress to be compliant with the “EU
Charter for the Researcher”.
The conditions for enrolment are detailed below:
A tenure-track position in the area of sea-ice modeling is now open at IC3, and we are
looking for a very motivated skilful candidate to fill this post. The position is for a senior
scientist, with a long expertise in climate modeling and in the highly important area of ice
research. The work is part of a multi-disciplinary effort to better monitor and understand
the environmental conditions and changes in the high latitudes of both hemispheres along
-but not exclusively-, the following strategies:
a) To plan, perform and analyse sea ice property measurements in the Arctic and
Antarctic regions from an array of different observational products. The observations
should be interpreted and presented in the framework of general climate science.
The candidate should have a demonstrated ability in developing and improving
observational methods and diagnostic tools for calibration and validation
of model simulations.
b) To design, perform and analyse numerical simulations with an ocean-sea ice
model, with the aim to increase understanding of Arctic & Antarctic sea-ice processes.
Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3), c/ Dr. Trueta, 203, 08005 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Telephone: (+ 34) 93 567 99 77 // Fax: (+ 34) 93 309 76 00 // Webpage: www.ic3.cat
The applicants are expected to hold a PhD in geophysics, physics, meteorology or oceanography
and a proven ability to deal with complex problems of the sort indicated above.
Interest in the role of sea ice in the climate system is a precondition as well as a thorough
knowledge of Unix, Fortran90, high-level scripting languages, handling of large databases
and visualization tools. Genuine experience in observational sea ice work in the
high latitudes would be an additional advantage. Capacity to obtain funds from competitive
calls will be also valued together with a demonstrated ability to train students and
manage a group of motivated scientists.
REMUNERATION: Salary conditions will be commensurate to the value of the candidate
and will undergo individual negotiation.
LENGTH OF CONTRACT: This position is initially offered for three years, with the
possibility of becoming permanent thereafter on the basis of an evaluation by the Scientific
Advisory Board of the Institute.
STARTING DATE: Incorporation date will be flexible within the year 2011
APPLICATIONS: The application form and aptitude test should be downloaded from
IC3's website www.ic3.cat. Applicants should fill in the application form and the aptitude
test and email both to jobs@ic3.cat, indicating the reference “IC3-UDIC-2010-05” on the
Selected final candidates should ask for three letters of recommendation from scientists
from places other than their current workplace.
CLOSING DATE: Position is open until August 15 and a first selection of eligible
candidates will be invited for an interview by a SAB commission by mid-September







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