WRF-Chem technician position at ICTA-UAB (Barcelona, Spain)

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WRF-Chem technician position at ICTA-UAB (Barcelona, Spain)

Postby alba_badia » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:14 am

Dear colleagues,

we are excited to announce a technician position at ICTA-UAB (http://ictaweb.uab.cat) in Barcelona. The call description and how to apply can be found here:


Part time: 10:00-14:00 Monday-Friday.
Salary: 20,400€/year, 5-year contract based on positive annual evaluation
Requirements: Degree in computer science, telecommunications or similar. Related masters will be evaluated favorably.
Required languages: English both written and spoken, as well as either Spanish or Catalan.
Deadline for application: September 1st, 2019.
Start Date: November 1st, 2019.
The objective of this position is to give IT support to the project Integrated Systems Analysis of Urban Vegetation (URBAG). The project aims to determine to what degree green infrastructures can be a source of sustainable food, reduce environmental impacts, and promote a more efficient use of resources in urban regions. It is a five-year project starting September 2019, funded by the Horizon 2020 European Research Council and hosted by ICTA-UAB.
The tasks will involve:
– Data management of the ERC project
– Technical support of computational jobs run by the researchers of the team, using weather research and chemical transport models: problem solving, programming, preparing scripts, compiling models, and such.
– Stay updated and knowledgeable of the work carried out by the rest of the team
– Web page maintenance.
Required experience:
– Experience with UNIX/LINUX environments and scripting languages (bash, python, etc)
– Experience with git
– Experience managing SQL databases
– Experience compiling software using different compilers (GNU compilers mainly) and MPI interfaces (OpenMPI, MPICH)
– Basic knowledge of data preservation
Experience in any of the following will be evaluated positively:
– Experience compiling and using Weather Research software such as WRF
– Basic knowledge of other programming languages such as Fortran
– Experience designing and managing cloud infrastructures (GCP or AWS) and containers (Docker, Kubernetes)
– Experience in handling Earth sciences data types (netCDF, GRIB, HDF5…)
– Previous experience in HPC architecture and parallel programming (multi-threaded applications)
– Experience in Input/Output Application Program Interface (API) libraries
Please address any questions to urbag@uab.cat
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