Postdoctoral position on sea ice impacts (R2)

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Postdoctoral position on sea ice impacts (R2)

Closing Date

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020
Reference: 281_20_ES_CP_R2
Job title: Postdoctoral position on sea ice impacts (R2)

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 650 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission

The applicant will be hired to contribute analyses of the PAMIP experiments, exploring the impact of Arctic Sea Ice loss on the global climate.

Key Duties

  • Perform and analyse PAMIP coupled experiments
  • Characterization and comparison of climate variability in the present day and future sea ice experiments
  • Determining the potential negative effect that nudging flux corrections can have on the responses


  • Education
    • Having a PhD degree is required.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience with the statistical analysis of climate data, using commonly used programming languages (such as R, Python, Fortran).
    • Experience with UNIX/LINUX environments and scripting languages.
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Previous experience in scientific python/R packages will be valued.
    • A strong mathematical and statistical background is desirable. Experience with climate modeling will be valued.
  • Competences
    • Fluency in English.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and within a team.
    • Capacity to take initiatives, prioritize tasks and work under set deadlines.


  • 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 - 7 months 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: 01/10/2020

Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

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

  • A full CV in English including contact details


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

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.

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