March 2017
Message 76

[Periods|Index by:DateThreadSubjectAuthor|Date:PreviousNext|Thread:(Previous)(Next)|List Information]

[Met-jobs] Research Officer (Air quality and Climate Services) at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (SPAIN)

From "Emanuele Zanchi" <>
To <>
Date Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:49:47 +0100

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (The Spanish National Center of Supercomputing) is offering a challenging opportunity Research Officer (Air quality and Climate Services)  within the Earth Sciences Department led by Prof Francisco Doblas-Reyes.


Further details can be found at:


*About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 460 staff from 44 countries.


*Context and Mission

The aim of the Earth System Services Group (ESS) within the Earth Sciences Department is to demonstrate the ongoing value of climate prediction services, atmospheric composition and weather forecasting to society and the economy. The group actively works in identifying user needs that partly guide research in the Department. The goal is to quantify the impact of weather, climate, aerosols and gaseous pollutants upon socio-economic sectors through the development of user-oriented services. This ensures the transfer of the technology developed and the adaptation to a rapidly changing environment.

The Earth System Services Group has an interdisciplinary approach closely collaborating with all research groups within the department (Climate predictions, Atmospheric compositions and Computational Earth Sciences) and support groups at the BSC (technology transfer, communications, visualization, education and outreach).

The ESS group is looking for a knowledge transfer officer from any nationality to carry out user-engagement tasks to understand user needs and foster the creation of tailored services to bridge the gap between science and its end users in key sectors of society (energy, agriculture and urban development). The candidate will be part of EU funded projects in the cutting-edge area of climate services for renewable energies, agriculture and insurance. Successful candidates will benefit from expert training and BSC-CNS staff benefits: international multidisciplinary scientific environment and advanced applied research training.

We encourage applications from highly motivated candidates with experience on environmental economics to foster the intersection of economics, environmental science and services. Special interest in user-engagement processes and knowledge and technology transfer will be also valued.


*Key Duties

Actively participate in the management of Work packages in EU projects (organize teleconferences, prepare meeting minutes, organize tasks and prepare deliverable reports)

Conduct interviews, workshops, and other user-engagement activities to understand user needs regarding climate and air quality services

Write reports documenting the user-engagement activities with industrial stakeholders and follow up users' feedbacks and needs raised in meetings and workshops

Work in the assessment of the economic value of market and non-market climate services, cost-effectiveness analysis of using climate services, etc

Contribute to Knowledge Transfer creating technical leaflets, brochures and reports adapted to different sectors to provide end users with information on how to include the climate services created in the department in their decision making processes

Carry out user-engagement and dissemination tasks within EU funded projects (PRIMAVERA, IMPREX, APPLICATE, etc.)

Contribute to the design and development of operational services, user interfaces and visual prototypes in the field of climate and air quality services



- Education

Technical or social sciences degree (Economics, Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Biology, etc.)

Postgraduate studies on Knowledge and Technology Transfer, economics or communication will be valued

Other backgrounds are accepted if the candidate can demonstrate previous experience in project management or knowledge and technology transfer


- Knowledge and Professional Experience

Previous experience in environmental economics

Candidates with experience in climate, air quality, energy sector or agriculture

Participation in national or international projects

Previous experience in user-engagement activities, stakeholder liaison and science knowledge transfer


- Competences

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Ability to work in a professional environment within a multidisciplinary and international team

Good organizational skills and interest in project and team management issues



The position will be located at BSC within the BSC-ES department under the supervision of the Communication specialist of the department

The contract will be for 12 months with possibility of contract renewal depending on the candidate’s performance

We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, flexible hours, Tickets Restaurant and a medical assurance


*Applications Procedure

All applications must include: A motivation letter - A full CV including contact details


*Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.



If you want to have more information or send you application please visit our webpage at:   

If you want to find out why to work with us have a look to this page:


We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Emanuele Zanchi


Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación


WARNING / LEGAL TEXT: This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information which is privileged, confidential, proprietary, or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, distributing, copying, or in any way using this message. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender and destroy and delete any copies you may have received.

Go to: Periods · List Information · Index by: Date (or Reverse Date), Thread, Subject or Author.