Natural Hazards Research Engineer (RE1) Job at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) – Barcelona, Barcelona provincia

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Natural Hazards Research Engineer (RE1)

Closing Date

Sunday, 31 October, 2021

Reference: 380_21_CASE_NHRA_RE1

Job title: Natural Hazards Research Engineer (RE1)

About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center РCentro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 700 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission

The Computational Applications in Science and Engineering department (CASE) works with industry and academia developing software and applications that leverage the power of High-Performance Computing to solve real problems.

Specifically, the Natural Hazards and Risk Analysis group under the CASE Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center is currently looking for a Natural Hazards Research Engineer to collaborate in a project focused to address long-term (probabilistic) and short-term (deterministic) impacts associated to volcanic eruptions. The candidate will use dispersion models to elaborate impact foot prints accounting for the exposure and vulnerability of assets.

Key Duties

Elaborate input datasets

Run atmospheric dispersion models

Elaborate hazard maps

Stochastic analysis on hazardous events



Degree in Software Engineering or natural hazards related

Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience

1-2 years of experience in running tephra models

Programming in Python and shell scripting

Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience

Advance level in spoken and written English

Knowledge of exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards

Programming skills


Good communication skills

Team-work ability


The position will be located at BSC within the CASE Department

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

Duration: Temporary – 31/12/2022 renewable

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: 16/10/2021

Applications procedure and process

All applications must be made through BSC website and contain:

A full CV in English including contact details

A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references – Applications without this document will not be considered

In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

The panel will make a final decision and all candidates who had contacts with them will receive a feedback with details on the acceptance of rejection of their profile.

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The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

OTM-R principles for selection processes

BSC-CNS is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment principles (OTM-R). This is applied for any potential candidate in all our processes, for example by creating gender-balanced recruitment planels and recognizing career breaks etc.

BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.

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About the Company

Company: Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) –

Company Location:  Barcelona, Barcelona provincia

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