Project Officer - Climate Change Researcher
Researcher / analyst
The European Commission's Directorate Joint Research Centre is looking for one Project Officer - Climate Change Researcher to join its Unit "Economics of Climate Change, Energy and Transport" based in Seville, Spain.
As the science and knowledge service of the Commission, the mission of DG Joint Research Centre is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.
The JRC is located in 5 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). Further information is available at https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/
The Unit JRC.C.6 "Economics of Climate Change, Energy and Transport" conducts economic analysis of climate, energy and transport policies, both at the EU and global levels, using different databases and expertise with in-house economic models and econometric tools.
The ECCET unit offers a position as a climate change researcher.
The main tasks of this position include:
• Literature review of multiple-risk assessment of climate change at European and global scale;
• Develop and apply multi-model ensemble approaches to assess the physical and socio- economic impacts of multiple hazards under current and future climate;
• Spatiotemporal analysis of single and multiple climate hazards;
• Develop and apply probabilistic tools to quantify the range of possible climate hazards, well beyond the average ones, with special emphasis on low-probability high-impact climate events with potentially catastrophic outcomes;
• Translate scientific output in peer-reviewed publications and science-for-policy reports.
Candidates should have a degree in a relevant subject (earth, ocean or atmospheric sciences, engineering, statistics, data science) together with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or a Ph.D.
He/she should have
• Experience with handling large spatiotemporal datasets, statistical and data analysis techniques is required. Experience with large meteorological or climatological dataset (for instance form reanalysis and/or global/regional climate models) would be an asset.
• Analytical skills: Candidates should have ease in manipulating quantitative information and datasets. Knowledge of programming software and languages (such as Python, R, IDL, etc.) is an important asset and will be highly valued.
• Scientific record: The successful applicant is expected to have an excellent record of research activities including publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
• Communication and dissemination: The candidate should present good written and oral communication skills. The selected candidate will be working closely with colleagues in an international environment; teamwork and a spirit of collaboration will be strongly valued.
• An advanced level of written and spoken English is essential; knowledge of Italian is not a necessary requirement (note that courses of Italian are provided to people interested).
36-month initial contract with possible renewals up to maximum 6 years.
Rules & Eligibility
Candidates for this contract agent post shall:
- (i) have passed a valid EPSO CAST selection procedure; or
- (ii) be registered in the EPSO Permanent CAST https://epso.europa.eu/en/documents/call-expressions-interest-0; or
- (iii) be registered in the specialised call for researchers https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/working-us/jobs-jrc/temporary-positions/contract-staff-members/function-group-iv/job-opportunities-research-fellows-european-commission_en (used mainly by the JRC).
With a valid application number to one of the above, you may then apply for this specific vacancy at JRC through: http://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/?site=SVQ
Full details on the open call is available at:
Deadline: 30/11/2022 23:59 Brussels time.
Post reference: Economic Researcher 2022-SVQ-C6-FGIV-021849
Researcher / Analyst
Edificio Expo C/ Inca Garcilaso, 3
E-41092 Sevilla , Spain