Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields
The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco's frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa.
Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
International Water Research Institute (IWRI)
Job Title: Engineer position in Numerical Systems and Calculations
Area of specialization in IWRI Research and Education: Numerical and IT development and implementation of Climate models
The International Water Research Institute (IWRI) at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) invites applications for Engineer position specialized in Numerical Calculations and Systems. WRI-UM6P is implementing, in partnership with Ecole Polytechnique (the X, France), a climate modeling project with the objective of developing a “North African” version of the coupled atmosphere (LMDZ) and land-surface (ORCHIDEE) components of the IPSL-Climate Model to improve the simulation of the regional climate of this part of Africa.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the numerical/IT development and implementation of the model and develop a specific configuration for simulating the North African and Moroccan climate. He/she will help in the IT implementation and maintenance of successive versions of the model and will work with the UM6P modeling team. He/she may be involved in the research activity of the modeling team and in the associated IT activities with a variable balance between the two.
The successful candidate will have excellent programming skills in parallel programming models and excellent computing skills in high-level computer languages as well as a very good experience with UNIX/LINUX environments and scripting. A good knowledge and experience in numerical weather and/or climate modeling are an asset.
The job is part of a collaboration between UM6P (IWRI) and the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (CNRS) of Ecole Polytechnique in France and requires from the candidate good skills to work within multi-institutional cooperation projects.
Successful candidate is expected to:
Criteria/skills of the candidate: