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Research/Software engineer position in ocean modeling (Paris)  

The LSCE (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnment) near Paris is seeking a research engineer with experience in physical or biogeochemical ocean modeling. The position is open to enthusiastic candidates who wish to work with ocean modelers at LSCE and other labs in Paris, Grenoble, and Toulouse in the framework of a newly funded French national project SOBUMS and the international DRAKKAR consortium. The project aims to gain a better understanding of the response of the ocean to changes in climate and related environmental stresses, while focusing primarily on the Southern Ocean and the role of small-scale processes.

The successful candidate will (1) make simulations with high-resolution, global-scale models that couple circulation, sea ice, and biogeochemistry, (2) help modify the model to account for new processes, and (3) analyse results to evaluate the models and develop new analysis tools to contribute to the science objectives, e.g., assessing how small-scale processes affect large-scale changes.

Education and Experience: Candidates should hold a the Masters or Ph.D., preferably in marine biogeochemistry or physical oceanography. The candidate should be experienced with the Unix operating system and multiple computer languages, particularly Fortran, with also some background working within a High Performance Computing environment. Previous experience working with ocean models, particularly the NEMO model, is highly desirable. Experience with analysis tools such as Ferret, Python, and R would be advantageous.

Duration and salary: The engineer will be recruited at the “Ingénieur d’étude” or “Ingénieur de recherche” grade depending on his/her diploma. A contract for up to 3 years is currently available, with a salary that depends on diploma and experience, as assessed by the French CNRS. Benefits include includes excellent health insurance and social services.

Contact: Applicants should send a brief letter of motivation, their CV, and contact information for 3 references to James Orr, LSCE, CEA Saclay, Orme - Bat. 712, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France (e-mail:
The application deadline is June 30, 2017, and the contract is targeted to begin in Fall 2017.

A. Mazaud, dépêche du 01/06/2017
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