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[Met-jobs] Fellowship position in atmospheric transport at Barcelona Supercomputing Center

From afolch <>
Date Mon, 8 Oct 2012 16:50:46 +0200

FP7 NEMOH ITN: Fellowship position in atmospheric transport at Barcelona Supercomputing Center


We seek a highly motivated candidate for a three-years PhD research position in the frame of the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network “NEMOH: Numerical, Experimental and Stochastic Modelling of Volcanic Processes and Hazard: an Initial Training Network for the next generation of European Volcanologists” (

The goal of the project is to develop and to implement a highly efficient parallelized code for modelling atmospheric transport of volcanic ash and aerosols at scales from regional to global. Research objectives include: i) forecasting of ash dispersal using ensemble strategies for eruption source parameters and quasi real time data assimilation, ii) evaluation of volcanic ash hazard and, iii) study feedback effects between fine volcanic ash and aerosols and atmosphere.



The successful candidate will work for three years (January 2013 – December 2015) at the Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (CASE) Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS, The CASE Department hosts more than 40 multidisciplinary researchers having backgrounds in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Computer Science. The research will be developed within the framework of a highly cooperative international network comprising 13 Institutions from 8 European countries forming the NEMOH consortium (see the NEMOH website for further information). The appointment includes mandatory secondments, to be agreed upon with the successful candidate, for a total period of 3 to 9 months, at one or more major international institutions performing top-level research of interest for the purposes of the present research, either within or outside the NEMOH consortium. Access to PhD will be though the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC;  Background in atmospheric sciences, numerical modelling and physical volcanology and a Master degree will be strongly considered. The candidates must meet the following requisites: 1) any nationality, but not having resided or carried out their main activity (job or studies) in Spain for more than 1 year in the past 3 years; 2) no more than 4 years may have passed since completion of the degree that in their country gives access to a PhD; 3) not having completed a PhD. Current PhD students can apply.

Interested candidates should send a detailed CV, a motivation letter and a letter of recommendation to Arnau Folch ( with cc to Human Resources ( before 4th November 2012.

Research Fields

Environmental science - Earth science


Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)


Research Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)



- 3 years employment

- Contractual conditions of Marie Curie fellowships

- Gender balance policy

- Parental/Maternity leave

- Competitive salary

- Excellent work environment

Dr. Arnau Folch Duran
Dpt. Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (CASE)
Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS)
Edificio NEXUS I, 2a planta
c) Gran Capitán 2-4
08034 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 93 405 4290
Fax: +34 93 413 7721

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