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[Met-jobs] Scientific Programmer in Global Climate Modeling at ETH Zurich / Center for Climate System Modeling

From Isabelle Bey <>
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Date Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:26:03 +0100

Open position as Scientific Programmer in Global Climate Modeling at ETH Zurich 
/ Center for Climate System Modeling
Background: The Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM, supports research activities in climate modeling and 
climate data analysis of more than 25 groups from several partner institutions 
in the Zurich area. In particular, C2SM and ETH are currently involved in the 
development, maintenance, and hosting of the aerosol and chemistry model HAMMOZ 
(, which is currently coupled to 
the MPI Earth Sytem Model (MPI-ESM). In the coming year, coupling of HAMMOZ to 
the recently developed global climate model ICON is planed.
Job description: C2SM is seeking to appoint a Scientific Programmer (100%) to 
support climate scientists in the following specific tasks:
·     Maintenance of the MPI-ESM-HAMMOZ climate-aerosol model
·     Development of the coupled ICON-HAMMOZ model
·     Porting and testing of climate codes on new computer architectures
·     Development of model output pre- and post-processing tools
·     Management of model input data
·     Provision of support to climate model users.
Required qualifications:
·     Master or PhD in Atmospheric Science, Physics, Mathematics, Computer 
Science, or related fields
·     Excellent programming skills in Fortran and possibly C/C++, in a 
Linux/Unix environment
·     Experience in high-performance computing and parallel programming
·     Practical knowledge in handling large datasets and usual climate data 
formats (e.g., netCDF)
·     Ability to work as part of a model development / managing team and to 
collaborate with colleagues with a wide range of scientific backgrounds and 
levels of expertise
·     Ability to, and interest in, providing support to students and scientists 
within a large community
·     Interest in climate sciences in a broad sense
·     Excellent communication skills in English
Initial appointment at ETH Zurich is for 2 years with possibility of extension. 
Expected starting date is March 2013. This position offers internationally 
competitive salary (based upon qualifications and experience) in a stimulating, 
international and cross-institutional environment.
To apply: Applications should be submitted electronically to the following link: 
(including a letter of interest, a CV, and the names and contact information of 
2-3 references). Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will 
continue until the position is filled. Potential applicants seeking further 
information are invited to contact C2SM Executive Director Isabelle Bey 

Attachment: C2SM_staff_for_GCM_2013_link.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

Isabelle Bey (
Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM)
ETH Zurich
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: ETH +41 44 632 79 15, cell +41 79 593 87 51

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