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[Met-jobs] IC3 - Postdoctoral researcher in mathematical modeling

Date Wed, 16 May 2012 16:53:14 +0200 (CEST)

Postdoctoral researcher in mathematical modeling
Date of issue: May 5, 2012

LOCATION: IC3 headquarters in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
GENERAL DESCRIPTION & ENVIRONMENT: If you're looking for an exciting
career in the climate sciences, IC3 is one of your primary opportunities.
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

IC3 is an equal opportunity employer, working in progress to be compliant
with the ?EU Charter & Code of the Researcher?.
Candidates selected by IC3 will be notified at completion of the selection

Please find more details about the call and closing dates visiting:


1. Skill and demonstrated ability and experience in building, calibrating
and in the validation of mathematical models (stochastic ODE systems...)
for modelling the dynamics of VBD or/and (WBD). Experience in procedures
for estimating modelling parameters (e.g. MIF methods), will be highly
2. The candidate should have demonstrated facility in handling large
databases (especially climatic databases) and in programming languages
needed for developing code and scripts, as well as proven skills in
advanced statistics is a strong requirement. Capacity to write proposals,
manuscripts and to work with other colleagues in a highly collaborative
environment will also be valued.

REMUNERATION: Salary will be commensurate with Spanish standards for
postdoctoral contracts, starting at S12 (29.000 ?/year). Possibility of
extending the contract beyond the two years will be possible depending on
the accomplishments by the candidate.

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: Two years (1+1).

STARTING DATE: The position starts preferably in July,1.

APPLICATIONS: The application form and aptitude test should be downloaded
IC3's website Applicants should fill in the application form
and the aptitude test and email both to, indicating
IC3-UDIC-2012-01 on the "Subject". Selected final candidates should ask
for three letters of recommendation from scientists from places other than
their current workplace. A letter from the PhD advisor is already
encouraged. Possibility for an immediate incorporation will be strongly
These letters should be addressed to IC3 is an equal
opportunity employer.
Calls are open until filled. IC3 will notify the selected candidates as
soon as possible.

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled,
and the evaluation of first candidates will start on June, 1st, 2012.
Please, check at IC3's webpage the link for the status of the offer.

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