CMCC is a non-profit research institution with the aim to investigate and model the climate system and its interactions with society and the environment. The Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation (ODA) division deals with numerical models and methods for interdisciplinary research. The ODA team is responsible for the development and evaluation of i) ocean, sea ice and biogeochemical components of the CMCC Earth System Model, and ii) data assimilation methods used for operational ocean forecasting and reanalysis on global and regional scale.

We invite applications for two positions, one as research associate (i.e., technical career at CMCC) one as post-doc. We are seeking highly motivated and talented researchers to support the ODA modeling activities under national and international projects.
The selected candidates will work as an integrative part of a multidisciplinary team within the division and with external partners. The main tasks will be to maintain and assist further developments of our numerical codes for a variety of applications at regional and global scales. He/she will work in a collaborative environment, which may imply frequent attendance to group/project meetings.
The position will take on a pivotal role within the ocean modelling team in implementing numerical models, designing and executing model experiments in either the global or regional configurations. The duties will also include participating to the continued development of NEMO (Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean), and processing and interpreting simulation-based and observational data sets.

Qualifications required
Junior research associate:
Ph.D. in oceanography, physics, climate science or related disciplines (e.g. environmental science, geoscience), or at least 3 years’ experience related to ocean modelling and data analysis in addition to a scientific master’s degree.

Ph.D. in oceanography, physics, climate science or related disciplines (e.g. environmental science, geoscience).

Experience required:
good experience using numerical ocean models (preferably NEMO);
programming skills in scientific programing languages such as Python, MATLAB or R;
experience in using parallel high-performance computer clusters;
experience working in a UNIX or Linux environment and script languages (e.g. *nix shell);
good knowledge of English (written and oral);
high degree of creativity and flexibility; ability to work under pressure.

Other information
Belonging to a legally protected category (cf. Italian law 68/1999) will constitute a preferential condition. The initial appointment is for 24 months, starting as soon as possible and with the possibility to be renewed. The location is the CMCC ODA office in Viale Berti Pichat, Bologna (Italy). Depending on qualification and experience, the annual salary offered ranges between 25K and 29K Euros for research assistant, and between 28K and 32K Euros for post-doc, comprehensive of benefits.

How to apply
Applicants should register to CMCC JAM (Job Application Manager) website and fill the online form following the link below. Informal enquires can be directed to Dr. Emanuela Clementi ( and Dr. Dorotea Iovino (, but applications must be submitted through the online system. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants responding to this posting declare that they have read, understood and agreed to the “Official Rule for the CMCC Personnel recruitment” published to the following url:

  • 30/11/2018
  • Emanuela Clementi
  • Dorotea Iovino
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