One of the major crosscutting activities of OT-Med is the development of an integrated model where the impact on land and ocean compartments are coupled together, as well as to the outputs of climate models. The engineer will be major resource person of this activity.

Duties and tasks

The main duties of the engineer will be the adaptation of existing models, the development of new modules and their coupling in the frame of a common platform. The main tasks will be:
- to help scientists to further develop the code of their simulation models
- to adapt existing code to the platform
- to prepare model code for parallelisation, vectorisation and high performance computing
- to develop user friendly interfaces
- to design and develop software up- and downstream for the models,
- to train scientists in the use of the models and software developed in this environment,
- to define the quality criteria and control their application,
- to ensure the availability of the computing environment and to maintain the developed software,
- to assist with the a scientific monitoring of the evolution of concepts and methods in the domains where intensive computing is used.

Main skills needed

- general knowledge of mathematics, modelling techniques and algorithm development
- general knowledge of intensive computing methods
- good knowledge of parallel programming
- good knowledge of quality rules necessary to software writing and common platform designing
- good knowledge of several programming languages, in particular C, Fortran, ...
- good knowledge of spoken and written English
- experience in environmental sciences is an advantage
- to be autonomous and to appreciate the team work
- to be able to develop personal and collaborative projects

Type of contract

- fixed term contract (CDD): two years with possible renewal of 16 months
- salary will depend on diploma and experience
- starting date preferably 1st November 2012.

Send resume and cover letter to Joël Guiot Director of the project OT-Med: