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Job advertisement Technical coordinator - Climate Digital Twin (RE2)

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Technical coordinator - Climate Digital Twin (RE2)

Technical coordinator - Climate Digital Twin (RE2)


Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Barcelona, Spain


Full time


28k - 40k

Preferred education

Application deadline
31 May 2024

28 April 2024

Job description

Context And Mission

The Department of Earth Sciences of the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS), BSC-ES henceforth ( is one of the most active groups in air quality and atmospheric composition modelling, climate prediction and climate services in Europe. The department is currently composed of 170 people, including scientists and technical and support staff, and is structured in five distinct but interacting research groups: Atmospheric Composition (AC), Climate Variability and Change (CVC), Earth System Services (ESS), Global Health Resilience (GHR), and Computational Earth Sciences (CES).

BSC-ES is developing different aspects of a digital replica of the Earth for climate adaptation based on a global climate model that can perform climate simulations at unprecedented resolutions. The development and use of this model open substantial technical and scientific challenges. Besides, this tool is co-developed with a number of users with a broad range of profiles who will inform about the socio-economic priorities for the adaptation to climate change at regional and local scales.

The Earth-Sciences department is looking for a technical coordinator to plan, monitor and manage the technical activities related to its digital replica of the Earth. The candidate will interact with Earth Sciences research engineers and scientists as well as other BSC departments involved in the project. Moreover, the candidate will maintain the link with other members of a number of European consortia with similar interests and goals.

The candidate will operate under the Computational Earth Sciences group leaders. This role could involve frequent travel within Europe.

Key Duties

- Coordinate the BSC activities related to the technical development, testing, execution/operation, and documentation of the digital replica of the Earth

- Identify priorities, find gaps in the plan and contribute to the short and medium term digital replica strategy to ensure objectives are met

- Monitor the use of supercomputing and storage resources and liaise with the contract owner

- Interact with the rest of the consortium that develops the digital replica

- Revise all reports and deliverables to ensure that they have sufficient quality

- Support the group and team leaders in the implementation of the digital replica activities



- Having a Master’s or PhD in Computer Science, Physics engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related discipline

Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience

- Demonstrated experience in implementing research projects with a strong technical component

- Proven experience in using high-performance computing platforms

- Ability to develop strong relationships and excellent steering skills

Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience

- Experience in the use of climate models and the tools required for climate data analysis will be valued

- Fluency in spoken and written English, while fluency in other European languages will be also valued


- Ability to work independently, and to prioritize and work under set deadlines and pressure

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Capacity to interact and build strong relations with a diverse members/stakeholder/staff base

- Ability to work in a professional environment and within a multidisciplinary research team

- Good problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to new challenges


- The position will be located at BSC within the Earth Sciences Department

- We offer a full-time contract (37.5h/week), a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, restaurant tickets, private health insurance, support to the relocation procedures

- Duration: Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration

- Holidays: 23 paid vacation days plus 24th and 31st of December per our collective agreement

- 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