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[Met-jobs] Scientific programmer in Earth System Modelling (CMCC, Italy)

From Marcello Vichi <>
Date Mon, 10 Oct 2011 10:24:52 +0200

Job opportunity:
Scientific programmer, in the area of Earth System modelling
Duration: 1 year, renewable up to 3 years.
Opening: October 10, 2011, November 10, 2011

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC, Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change, is seeking to appoint a Scientific programmer for the development and maintenance of its Earth System Model (ESM) at the Bologna division of Numerical Application and Scenarios (ANS). The one-year appointment ranges from technical staff member to Junior Research Associates depending on the candidate's experience ( and is renewable up to three years.

Main tasks will include to oversee the model code maintenance and version control, to assist the development of the biogeochemical components of the model system and to post-process, organize and visualize model outputs. CMCC is a leading institute in climate sciences with a well developed system of climate models, Earth System Models and coupled hydrodynamic marine ecosystem models based on the BFM ( and NEMO ( The models are principally coded in FORTRAN running on high-performance computing platforms (UNIX). The scientific programmer will be placed in the newly established Earth System Modelling group and will collaborate with international research groups, mostly contributing to the technical aspects. Access to state-of-the art computational facilities is provided. Questions addressed in the group include the study of global biogeochemical cycles and interactions with the climate system. The appointee will also be required to work independently though in close collaboration with senior scientists in the field of biogeochemistry and climate science. Attending workshops and meetings abroad may be necessary.

Professional requirements
A proven track-record in scientific programming and code development. Expertise in F90-95, and in maintaining and working with parallel UNIX clusters is an advantage. The work suits a formally trained programmer (computational sciences) with interest in the environmental sciences or a natural scientist (e.g., oceanography, meteorology, environmental sciences and engineering, etc.) with advanced skills in programming. Candidates on M.Sc. or Ph.D. level can be considered.

Interested candidates should send a CV, and the names of two referees to the Selecting Committee Contact Scientist Marcello Vichi, by e‐mail (marcello.vichi‐at‐ or by post (CMCC, viale Aldo Moro, 44 - 40127 BOLOGNA, ITALY). Further questions should be addressed directly to Marcello Vichi (marcello.vichi‐at‐ Interviews can be arranged remotely.

Dr Marcello Vichi
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
Viale Aldo Moro 44, 40127 Bologna. Italy
Tel: +39 051 3782631 Fax: +39 051 3782654
skype: marcello_vichi

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