Scientific computing engineer in oceanography
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Fonctions : Scientific computing engineer in oceanography
Catégorie : A
Corps : Ingénieur d’études (IGE)
BAP : E – Informatique, Statistiques et Calcul scientifique
Emploi-type : E2E47 - Scientific computing engineer

CDD de 10 mois.

The scientific computational engineer is responsible for implementing mathematical methods, to model and data processing techniques to optimize, programming and access to the data collected as part of the BOUSSOLE offshore marine optics observation program ( He/she applies quality control protocols and helps to develop them. His/her tasks also include logistical support to field operations in the framework of the same program.

Primary tasks :
- Process, qualify and make the data collected within the BOUSSOLE program accessible.
- Implement mathematical analysis and calculation methods to exploit data from on-site observations of bio-optical and oceanographic variables.
- Develop and optimize codes to address specific problems in marine optics and oceanography.
- Manage the life cycle of data input and output of calculations.
- Characterize the data uncertainties.
- Ensure the documentation, maintenance and publication of the methods and tools developed in English.
- Install scientific calculation tools and software on the computers.
- Provide support to users of computing resources together with the IT department in charge.
- Contribute to the administration of the IT system.
- Organize presentations and training to ensure the transfer of knowledge and skills
- Provide technical support to users of this data.
- Provide logistical and experimental help to support the observation program.

Project management : No
Supervision : No


Required skills :

Scientific calculation tools (e.g. R, Matlab, Fortran).
General knowledge of marine optics and oceanography.
Written and oral presentation techniques.
Proficiency in spoken and written English level B2.
Proficiency in spoken and written French appreciated.

Know-how :

Programming capability for data processing (e.g. R, Matlab, Fortran).
Usage of operating systems (Linux, Windows).
Usage of oceanographic data acquisition software.
Usage of office software (Office type).
Knowledge transfer.

Soft-skills :

Accuracy and analytical skills.
Sense of organization and people skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Sorbonne University (French: Sorbonne Université) is a multi-disciplinary research university established by the merger in 2018 of Paris-Sorbonne University and Pierre et Marie Curie University.
It employs 6,700 professors, research professor and researchers and 4,900 library, administrative, technical, social and health stuff. Its budget is 675 M€.
Sorbonne University is headquartered in the heart of Paris, and extends its presence to more than twenty sites in the Île-de-France region. The three faculties of humanities, science & engineering and medicine have a wide-ranging autonomy in implementing the university's strategy based on a contract on shared objectives and means. University governance is primarily dedicated to promoting the university's strategy, steering, developing partnerships and diversifying resources.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is composed of 79 research laboratories, 22 departments and 6 education and research units in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, biology, earth environment and biodiversity. It also includes the École polytechnique universitaire, the Institut d'astrophysique de Paris and the Institut Henri Poincaré as well as 4 observatories of the sciences of the universe (Roscoff, Banyuls et Villefranche-sur-Mer, ECCE-TERRA).
It has nearly 21,000 students, including 2,700 doctoral students, and 3,252 staff members - professors, professor-researchers, researchers and administrative and technical staff.

Introduction to the structure :
The Institut de la Mer de Villefranche (IMEV - ex-Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer) belongs to Sorbonne University. Its mission is research, dissemination of knowledge, academic training and observation. The research themes carried out cover oceanography, in its various biological, chemical and physical aspects, as well as cell and developmental biology.

Location :
Sorbonne Université
Port de la Darse - 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer

CDD de 10 mois.

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