Environmental Economist (RE2 - R2)

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Environmental Economist (RE2 - R2)

Closing Date

Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
Reference: 409_22_ES_ESS_RE2-R2
Job title: Environmental Economist (RE2 - 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 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 societal value of climate prediction services, atmospheric composition and weather forecasting. The group actively engages with society, decision-makers, and businesses to co-produce and exchange knowledge and develop user-oriented services. The aim of the ESS is to enhance knowledge cocreation and improve resilience by accelerating adaptation to a rapidly changing environment.

The ESS group is looking for an Environmental Economist from any nationality to help businesses and policy-makers navigate climate risks and opportunities. The candidate is expected to perform quantitative and qualitative impacts assessments, working on different sectors (energy, food-security, insurance, city planning etc.). The work will entail a part of data analysis, data visualization, reports and papers writing. At the same time, the Environmental Economist will work closely with project partners and companies using the climate services. The selected candidate will also team up with climate scientists, impact scientists and communication experts, and will work on the projects that will be operated in collaboration with European and non-European partners, often under the umbrella of the Horizon Europe Program and in collaboration with international organizations. Therefore, the position offers the possibility to travel for project-related activities and meetings.
The selected candidate will benefit from expert training and BSC-CNS staff benefits: international multidisciplinary scientific environment and advanced applied research training. Moreover, subject to the interest of the candidate, BSC offers the possibility to undertake a PhD based on the research activities performed in the selected projects.
We are looking forward to meeting candidates who are passioned about sustainability, sharing the mission of the ESS group.

Key Duties

  • Perform impact assessment research and suggest innovative approaches
  • Conduct ESG, microeconomic, & climate data analysis and visualization
  • Write public reports and scientific papers
  • Engage with partners and stakeholders
  • Support decision-makers in the integration of climate services in their mitigation and adaptation strategies
  • Manage tasks autonomously and learn how to coordinate activities internally and cross-institutionally


  • Education
    • A postgraduate degree in economics, applied economics, data sciences or similar filed
    • Advanced knowledge of statistics and econometrics
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Ability to critically analyse strategies and data
    • Ability to synthesize the results in written, visual, and verbal forms
    • Experience in presenting to an audience (technical or not)
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Previous work or research on the topic of climate change, ESG, sustainability or related fields
    • Knowledge of a Geographical Information System (GIS) software
    • Previous experience with working on EU-funded projects will be appreciated
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Competences
    • Ability to work in a professional environment within an interdisciplinary and international team
    • Good time management


  • 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: Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration
  • 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: 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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    Application Form

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