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Computational Scientist-Climate Applications

Job Summary
Job Summary
Sector Academic
Categories Atmospheric Sciences
Climate and Paleoclimatology
Earth and Space Science Informatics
Type Full time
Level Entry level
Employer The Cyprus Institiute
Location Nicosia, Cyprus
Salary Open
Required Education PhD
Application Deadline 21 September 2017
Posted 01 August 2017
Employer Information

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit science and technology institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research aims of the Cyprus Institute are represented by three research centers: the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CASTORC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC), and the Energy Environment Water Research Center (EEWRC). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.


Job Description

CaSToRC invites applications for a Computational Scientist with High Performance Computing (HPC) expertise. The position is within the EU project VI-SEEM and the successful candidate is expected to assume and pursue research activities in the area of atmospheric and climate modelling.

The successful candidate will work at CaSToRC with a main focus on Climate modelling related services and research activities including the development of codes of current and future supercomputers.


  • Integration of Climate modelling related services, data, and visualization
  • Development of codes optimized for accelerators
  • Preparation of training material and participation in training courses
  • Provision of support for the users in climate modeling
  • Preparation of reports related to the project
  • Coordination with other participating partner sites, and members of the user community

Required qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience:

  • PhD in Sciences such as Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science or any other relevant field
  • Significant experience in a programming language such as C and C++, Fortran, etc.
  • Experience in parallel programming and HPC technologies
  • Proficiency in oral and written English
  • Analytical problem solving ability
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills

Additional, preferred skills and knowledge include:

  • Knowledge of climate modelling tools
  • Knowledge of data management techniques and methods
  • Experience in development and implementation of scientific workflow systems
  • Knowledge of CUDA or other GPU programming paradigms

The initial appointment will be for a fixed term of one year with possibility of renewal. The salary range will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

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