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About BSC:

BSC-CNS (Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación) is the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain and was officially constituted in April 2005. BSC-CNS manages MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located at the Torre Girona chapel. The mission of BSC-CNS is to investigate, develop and manage information technology 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 400 staff from 41 countries. To get an idea of what it’s like to work at the BSC take a look at this video:

The aim of the Earth System Services Group (ESS) within the Earth Sciences Department is to demonstrate the ongoing value of climate prediction services, atmospheric composition and weather forecasting to society and the economy. The group actively works in identifying user needs that partly guide research in the Department. The goal is to quantify the impact of weather, climate, aerosols and gaseous pollutants upon socio-economic sectors through the development of user-oriented services. This ensures the transfer of the technology developed and the adaptation to a rapidly changing environment.

The Earth System Services Group has an interdisciplinary approach closely collaborating with all research groups within the department (Climate predictions, Atmospheric compositions and Computational Earth Sciences) and support groups at the BSC (technology transfer, communications, visualisation, education and outreach).

Context and Mission:

The ESS group is looking for a specialist in science communication from any nationality to carry out user-engagement tasks and conduct research to understand user needs and produce tailored services to bridge the gap between science and its end users in key sectors of society (energy, agriculture and urban development). The candidate will be part of EU funded projects in the cutting-edge area of climate services for renewable energies. Successful candidates will benefit from expert training and BSC-CNS staff benefits: international multidisciplinary scientific environment and advanced applied research training.

We encourage applications from highly motivated candidates with a special interest in user-engagement processes and science communication.

Key Duties:

The main task of the candidate will be:

  • Conduct interviews, workshops, and other user-engagement activities to understand user needs regarding climate services.
  • Contribute to the design and development of visual prototypes In the EUPORIAS, PRIMAVERA and RESILIENCE project
  • Create technical leaflets, brochures and reports adapted to energy stakeholders to provide the end users with information related to probabilistic predictions, post-processing techniques and how to include the climate services created in the department in their decision making processes.
  • Carry out user-engagement and dissemination tasks within EU funded projects (EUPORIAS, PRIMAVERA, IMPREX, etc.).
  • Write reports documenting the user-engagement activities for the energy sector and water management stakeholders and follow up user’s feedbacks and needs raised in meetings and workshops.
  • Link with the communication team at the BSC to promote the projects dissemination to non-specialized audiences.



  • Technical degree (Engineering, Computer Sciences, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Biology, etc.)
  • Master in science communication will be valued
  • Other backgrounds are accepted if the candidate can demonstrate previous experience in science communication and user-engagement activities.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work in a professional environment within a multidisciplinary and international team.
  • Knowledge of design principals to improve visual communication of data. Knowledge of design software (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) will be valued.

Professional Experience

  • Previous experience in user-engagement activities, stakeholder liaison and science communication.
  • Candidates with experience in climate and/or energy sector will be prioritized.


The position will be located at BSC within the BSC-ES department under the supervision of the Communication specialist of the department. The contract will be for 12 months with possibility of contract renewal depending on the candidate’s performance.

Applications Procedure:

All applications must be applied in the BSC website including:

  1. A motivation letter
  2. A full CV including contact details
  3. Two reference CONTACTS

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment:

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.

jobs/20160114_job_offer_communication.txt · Last modified: 2017/02/22 09:29 by kserrade