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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: IC3 - Postdoctoral Researcher (Spain)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Wed, 6 Jun 2012 07:47:48 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Postdoctoral researcher in mathematical modelling
Date of issue: May 17, 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 process.


1. Skill and demonstrated ability and experience in building,
calibrating and in the validation of mathematical models (stochastic ODE
systems...) for modeling the dynamics of VBD or/and (WBD). Experience in
procedures for estimating modeling parameters (e.g. MIF methods), will
be highly valued.

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 from 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 considered. 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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