Researcher positions – IGE

Two researcher positions in ocean data assimilation are open at IGE (MEOM group,, Grenoble, France, to start as soon as possible. The successful candidates will benefit from a stimulating research environment and will be embedded into running activities contributing to the EU Copernicus Marine Service (CMEMS), in close cooperation with Mercator Ocean (

The research project aims at developing innovative data assimilation approaches for application in the CMEMS global operational system. The goal is to enhance the effective use of satellite and in situ observations, and thus improve the accuracy of the Copernicus ocean forecasts. The successful candidates will be involved in model simulations and diagnostics, data assimilation impact studies, and publication of the results in peer-reviewed journals. One of the two positions will be focused on the physical component and the other one on the biogeochemical component of the ocean model.

The applicants should hold a PhD in oceanography, applied mathematics or geophysical fluid dynamics. A background in areas related to ocean modelling or data assimilation is desirable. Experience in scientific computing would also be an asset.

The positions are for two years, starting as soon as possible. The proposed salary will be based on skills and experience, within national standards. For an equal level of qualification, female applicants will be given priority. Candidates interested in this research project should send (via email) their application including academic CV, a statement of interest, and two reference letters to:

Pierre Brasseur ( or
Jean-Michel Brankart (

Applications will be considered until the position is filled

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