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[Met-jobs] Software Engineer Position at IPSL (France)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:56:30 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Open position within the IPSL Labex: Software engineer for the
production of the CMIP6 simulations with the IPSL-CM6 climate models

Date of publication: 5 October 2016

Expected starting date: January 2017

Location: IPSL, Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris

Supervision team: Olivier Boucher, IPSL–climate modelling centre (ICMC)
engineering team

Position offer: The excellence laboratory L-IPSL of the Institut
Pierre-Simon Laplace offers a position of 12 months to join a
collaborative effort to perform CMIP6 (Climate Model Intercomparison
Project phase 6) with the IPSL-CM6 climate model.

Context: IPSL has developed an Earth System Model (IPSL-CM6) that
includes a representation of the physical and the biogeochemical (carbon
cycle, aerosols, chemistry...) processes at the global scale, for the
atmosphere, land surface, ocean and sea-ice. The IPSL-CM6 climate model
will be used to perform the CMIP6 core experiments as well as a wide
range of experiments from various Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPs)
such as AerChemMIP, CFMIP, DCPP, GeoMIP, OMIP, PMIP, RFMIP, ScenarioMIP,
etc. These climate simulations need to be conducted with a high degree
of rigour on the national supercomputing centre. Special attention has
to be paid to the traceability of the experiments from the forcing
datasets to the climate model data

Description of work: The main objective of the proposed post is to
contribute to the setting, monitoring and data handling of the CMIP6
climate simulations. The job holder will first learn about the model and
HPC environment, before applying his/her knowledge to a number of
climate simulations that have to be carefully prepared, launched,
monitored and quality assured. He/she will contribute to documenting the
climate simulations. Depending on the candidate’s expertise and former
experience, he/she will have the opportunity to further develop
monitoring and supervising tools or visualisation tools that are already
in place.

Diploma and competences: The candidate needs an engineer’s degree, an
equivalent Master’s degree or a PhD. The candidate should have a very
good knowledge in computer science (unix/linux, python, shell
programming, Fortran programming) and some experience with High
Performance Computing environment. The candidate needs to demonstrate a
high degree of scientific rigor. He/she should be able to work in
English language and in a collaborative environment. Knowledge in
climate system modelling, netcdf data handling, database and
visualization tools would be significant advantages. Knowledge of the
French language is an asset.

Supervision team: The work will be conducted at IPSL under the main
supervision of O. Boucher in close connection with the scientists in
charge of the MIPs at IPSL and the team of engineers of the IPSL Climate
Modelling Centre.

Duration and salary: The engineer will be recruited at the “Ingénieur
d’étude” or “Ingénieur de recherche” grade depending on his/her diploma.
The contract will be initially for 12 months with a salary that depends
on diploma and experience. This includes social services and health
insurance. Depending on the competences of the job holder, an extension
may be possible for 6 or 12 months.

Contact for applications: Applications should include a CV, a statement
of interest and the names of at least one reference including their
e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Applications should be submitted
by e-mail to O. Boucher (<>).

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