2046 – Public invitation to express interest for CMCC Post-doc position in data assimilation research for ocean forecasting

  • 30/04/2014

The CMCC is taking into consideration the possibility to hire talented, motivated and proactive post-docs to develop advanced data assimilation techniques for ocean regional forecasting.
This position is open under the sponsorship of the Italian project ‘development of TEchnologies for the Situational Sea Awareness’ (TESSA) (http://tessa.linksmt.it) awarded to CMCC by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. The TESSA project will develop a set of products and services for Situational Sea Awareness based on new operational oceanography environmental data integrated into advanced technological platforms for users in the maritime sector, tourism and environmental protection.
The location is CMCC Ocean-Lab in Lecce, (Le), Italy.

The primary purposes for this position is to perform reserch and development of ensemble and hybrid ensemble-variationl data assimilation system with the ocean forecasting systems available at Ocean-Lab and in conjuction with the ensemble ocean forecasting. The ensemble products will also be developed to be used in the Decision Support Systems (i.e Oil spill forecasting, search and rescue, ship routing, etc.)
The desired Minimum qualifications are:

  • PhD in Physics, mathematics, earth science or related disciplines;
  • Knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems;
  • Knowledge of script languages (i.e. UNIX shell, Python);
  • Knowledge of programming languages (i.e. Fortran, C);
  • Fluency in English;

Following experiences will be very welcome:

  • Knowledge of Data Assimilation techniques;
  • Knowledge of numerical modelling;
  • Knowledge in parallel programming (i.e. OpenMP, MPI);

The initial appointment is for 12 months starting as soon as possible at an annual salary ranging from 28K to 36K Euros, comprehensive of benefits, depending on qualification and experience.

How to Apply
Applicants should register to CMCC JAM (Job Application Manager) website and fill the online form following the link below:


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