Jr Research Associate (code 12470)

Deadline: September 30, 2023

The CMCC Foundation is a 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.


Our Division of Ocean Prediction and Application (OPA), located in Lecce, is looking for a new position of researcher with experience as numerical modeler, to support the research and the ocean modeling activities.

This position is for a Numerical Modeller (i.e., Post Doc, or Junior Scientist for research career at CMCC) with good knowledge of physical oceanography, numerical models and programming skills.

The activities will be focused on coastal processes at land-sea interface. The duties will also include processing and interpreting simulation-based and observational data sets.

The primary purpose for this position is to take on a pivotal role in implementing, testing and further developing high resolution ocean models in coastal areas selected within the framework of the supporting project and other collaborations, with a focus on integrating the ocean and the hydrological modelling components. A gained experience with unstructured grid models for the ocean (e.g. SHYFEM, FESOM, FVCOM, SCHISM among the others) or at least with finite difference models (e.g. NEMO, ROMS, ICON among the others) are required.


- PhD in Physical Oceanography, Engineering and the other scientific disciplines dealing with numerical modelling e.g Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Science;
- experience in numerical modeling development;
- good knowledge and skills in programming language (i.e Python, Fortran, matlab, R);
- knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems and script languages (i.e. *nix shell);
- knowledge of parallel programming on HPC architectures;
- fluency in English.


- Good communication skills and teamworking attitude;
- Advanced knowledge of unstructured numerical models;
- An excellent knowledge of English language;
- Experience in writing of peer-reviewed publications.


- The appointment period will be initially of 24 months starting from October 2023, renewable for additional months pending a positive evaluation. Tenure can be granted from 2 to 4 years after being appointed as a Researcher    
- The gross annual salary range is from 28 to 38 k€ for Post Doc and 36 to 48 k€ for Junior Scientist, depending on qualification and working experience.
- Welfare package
- Flexible working time
- Support during the immigration process, if needed

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

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