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[Met-jobs] Research engineer job annoucment at UCL, Belgium

From Michel Crucifix <>
To, climlist@SRCC.LSU.EDU,
Date Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:49:41 +0100

The Université catholique de Louvain is seeking 1 research engineer to support 
climate modelling activities. 


The candidate holds a master or a PhD in sciences and is familiar with general 
circulation models. He / she is highly  motivated, problem-solving oriented, 
responsive, and  with an ability to organise his / her time.  

Previous experience of running large computer codes and model output 
post-processing and visualisation is necessary.   The candidate has a good 
knowledge of Unix environment and shell-scripting, and some familiarity with 
the Mac OS X     environment.  Knowledge of FORTRAN, C and of the statistical 
software R is an advantage. The candidate has a good knowledge of English. 
Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

Job description

Duties are carried out in the context of two European Research Council 
projects, currently employing 8 scientists. The candidate will provide support 
to set up experiments with general circulation models, solve technical issues 
and post-process experiments. Ancillary duties include 
palaeoclimate-observation database management (in R), web management and 
punctual user help with desktop computers. 

Career opportunities

The candidate will be employed on fix-term contract. European Researc Council 
projects are high-profile initiatives with the ambition of developing a growing 
research agenda and environment, proper to provide a stimulating working 
environment to the candidate for several years at least. 


The candidate will be formally employed by the Université catholique de Louvain, within the 'Georges Lemaitre Centre  for Earth and Climate 
Research', located in the multi-cultural town of Louvain-la-Neuve, 
approximately 35 km South of Brussels. 

Candidates may apply with a CV, motivation letter, and names of 3 potential 
referees at their earliest convenience to The referees will 
not be contacted without an advance notification to the candidate. 

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