Oceanographer specialised in ocean atmosphere coupling (M/F)
Mercator Ocean is the French ocean analysis and forecasting centre. It designs, develops, operates and maintains state-of-the-art scientific numerical-modelling systems that are able to describe, analyse and forecast the state of the ocean in 3D, continuously and in real time. Mercator Ocean is a subsidiary of French public institutions and European organisms involved in the development of operational oceanography - CNRS, IFREMER, IRD, Meteo France and SHOM are the French public institutions and CMCC (Italy), MetOffice (United Kingdom), NERSC (Norway) and Puertos Del Estado (Spain) are the European organisms.
To participate in the development of our international projects, we are now looking for a 18-months term contract:
Within the "Research and Development" Department you will be responsible for developing a new coupled ocean-atmosphere configuration at high resolution (2.5km) covering the North East Atlantic and Western Mediterranean areas, and for the production and validation of hindcasts experiments:
After five years of higher education or a PhD with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience (including PhD thesis) in physical oceanography and/or ocean-atmosphere coupling, you have strong skills in the use of oceanic and/or atmospheric models (NEMO and AROME being the models used in this forthcoming development).
You have strong skills in oceanography and developed proficiency in scientific computing, in programming languages (in particular Fortran) and in the use of supercomputers. Rigorous, well-organized and responsive, your skills and your ideas will contribute to ambitious projects and to international collaborations to be initiated. Your innovative abilities and your results will contribute to teams optimizing performance of methods and systems. You speak and write English fluently.
Send your letter stating your reasons for applying, including a detailed CV as well as letters of recommendation with the reference 2018-04/RD/OCOA to: email@example.com no later than November 2, 2018.