Communication and dissemination expert for climate and air quality services

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Communication and dissemination expert for climate and air quality services

Closing Date

Thursday, 30 June, 2022
Reference: 157_22_ES_ESS_CDE
Job title: Communication and dissemination expert for climate and air quality services

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 770 staff from 55 countries.

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Context And Mission

The Earth System Services Group (ESS) at the Earth Sciences Department conducts interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research to enhance the societal value of climate prediction services, atmospheric composition and weather forecasting. The group actively engages with society, decision-makers and businesses to exchange knowledge and develop user-oriented services. The aim of the ESS is to enhance knowledge and technology transfer and improve resilience, by accelerating adaptation to a rapidly changing environment.

The ESS group is looking for a communication and dissemination expert from any nationality with interest in user engagement. The candidate will be part of the knowledge integration team and will conduct communication and dissemination activities in the framework of different EU-funded projects. The candidate will closely collaborate with climate scientists, impact scientists and social scientists, as well as with potential and advanced users of climate information. The objective is to increase the visibility of the Earth Sciences department and the conducted research and develop multi-media and multi-format materials to disseminate scientific outcomes to various audiences, supporting the engagement with stakeholders.

The successful candidate is expected to learn about and participate in ongoing scientific activities of the ESS group and to carry out communication, outreach and dissemination tasks. Experience working in interdisciplinary and international teams, proved experience in the creation of scientific contents, design-related tasks and previous knowledge on the topic of climate change adaptation are key for the position.

The successful candidate will be part of a diverse and international team of scientists, communication specialists and technical experts. The selected candidate will benefit from expert training and BSC-CNS staff benefits: international multidisciplinary scientific environment and advanced applied research training.

Key Duties

  • Plan, coordinate and carry out communication, dissemination and user engagement activities in EU-funded projects (e.g. HARMONIZE, IDAlert, VitiGEOSS, Climateurope2)
  • Develop the content and format of user-oriented dissemination materials and/or coordinate with external providers for their preparation (e.g. factsheets, booklets, videos, websites, etc.)
  • Coordinate with other projects and initiatives to organize technical dissemination and user engagement activities in international conferences and workshops and liaise with academic partners with communications background
  • Work on the documentation, reporting, and evaluation of undertaken actions and prepare deliverables and any other documents needed for successful project development
  • Prepare scientific papers about science communication, climate information impact on decision-making processes, knowledge integration and other topics related to the ESS research lines
  • Present the outcomes of dissemination and user engagement activities in project meetings and in international conferences in the fields of science communication and knowledge coproduction for climate (and air quality) science and services
  • Travel to relevant conferences, events, workshops and project meetings


  • Education
    • PhD in natural sciences, social sciences, or science communication
    • Education (first degree, master’s, or PhD) in natural sciences
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • More than two years’ experience in managing science communication and dissemination activities in EU-funded projects
    • Previous work on the topic of climate change adaptation
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Master’s in science communication or other specific communication training will be highly valued
    • Experience in stakeholder and policy-maker engagement will be highly valued
    • Previous experience with writing research project proposals is appreciated
  • Competences
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including technical writing and collaboration in scientific papers
    • Ability to work in a professional environment within an interdisciplinary and international team
    • Good public speaking skills
    • Proactivity, creativity and high sense of responsibility


  • The position will be located at BSC within the Earth Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 2022-2023 renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: Pending (asap)

Applications procedure and process

All applications must be made through BSC website and contain:

  • A full CV in English including contact details
  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

    In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

    The panel will make a final decision and all candidates who had contacts with them will receive a feedback with details on the acceptance or rejection of their profile.

    At BSC we are seeking continuous improvement in our recruitment processes, for any suggestions or feedback/complaints about our Recruitment Processes, please contact recruitment [at] bsc [dot] es.

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  • Deadline

    The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

    OTM-R principles for selection processes

    BSC-CNS is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment principles (OTM-R). This is applied for any potential candidate in all our processes, for example by creating gender-balanced recruitment planels and recognizing career breaks etc.
    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.
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    This position is reserved for candidates who meet the requirements and have the legal status of disabled persons with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%. In case there are no applicants with disabilities that meet the requirements, the rest of the candidates without declared disability will be evaluated.

    Application Form

    please choose one of this and if needed describe the option : - BSC Website - Euraxess - HiPeac - LinkedIn - Networking/Referral: include who and how - Events (Forum, career fairs): include who and how - Through University: include the university name - Specialized website (Metjobs, BIB, other): include which one - Other social Networks: (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube): include which one - Other (Glassdoor, ResearchGate, job search website and other cases): include which one
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    Please, upload your CV document using the following name structure: Name_Surname_CoverLetter
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    ** Consider that the information provided in relation to gender and nationality will be used solely for statistical purposes.