Earth Sciences scientist support engineer




Position type:

Full time

04 Jan 2018
28 Feb 2018

Full details:

Reference number: EUR-267919


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 500 staff from 44 countries.



Within the Earth Sciences Department of Barcelona Supercomputing Center, led by Prof Francisco Doblas-Reyes, the climate prediction group aims at developing a climate prediction capability for time scales ranging from a few weeks to a few decades into the future (sub-seasonal to decadal climate prediction) and from regional to global scales.

In the framework of the H2020 PRIMAVERA and EUCP projects, which will deliver novel, advanced and well-evaluated high-resolution global climate models as well an innovative European ensemble climate prediction system. The successful applicant will join the Computational Earth Sciences group to provide technical support for other researchers and develop scientific codes to develop and renew climate workflows suitable for the needs of the department. This work will be carried out interacting closely with the climate prediction group.



The applicant will provide technical support for both computational and climate engineers and researchers to run experiments using shell scripts and workflow tools. Hence, special emphasis will be placed to improve the existing workflow solutions by making the codes flexible and robust, as well as efficient from a computational point of view. This will entail optimizing the scripts to adapt them to the needs of the group and, in certain cases, developing new features.

The applicant will also provide the support necessary to solve the problems found by other researchers and engineers and to integrate their solutions into the set of scripts managed at the BSC. The codes will be appropriately documented and updated using SVN and GIT tools.



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 hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures

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



All applications must include:

  • A motivation letter with a statement of interest, including two contacts for further references
  • A full CV 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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