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Computational Scientist-Climate Applications (CaSToRC_CSCA_17_06)

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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.

Description of the position

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
Job Requirements

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.


For full consideration, interested applicants should attach a letter of interest, CV and the names of three contactable referees (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Prof. Constantia Alexandrou ( Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Closing Date
Monday, July 31, 2017