Research Technician via EURAXESS

Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA)

Girona, , ES


  • Job location:  ICRA – Catalan Institute for Water Research, Girona, Spain
  • Number of positions available: 1
  • Expected start: May 2021
  • Temporal Position. The position is for 12 Months (approximately)
  • Gross Annual Salary package: 21.500 – 25.000 €, to be arranged according to the candidate’s skills.

The present call and the contracting is subject to obtaining the Project and the signature by all parties of the corresponding Contract, the availability of economic funds and the effective start of the Project.


The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has committed to mobilize business to reduce impact of improper wastewater management and drive performance improvements that benefit climate, biodiversity, and water-security. Accordingly, it launched the Wastewater Zero initiative, which has different activities, and among them the Wastewater Impact Assessment Tool (WIAT). ICRA will develop the WIAT, which aims to be an assessment tool to assess impacts of wastewater on climate, biodiversity, and water security. Thus, the corporate user is expected to visualize the impacts of its wastewater at each of its facilities worldwide and in the local watershed context. The tool will help spur a call to action for business related to SDG 6.3. A computer scientist or computer engineer with a background on programming with Phyton, Java and R will develop the model and the GIS-based map viewer to assess the impacts of industrial facilities at the Global scale.


We are seeking for a highly motivated person holding a degree on computer sciences or environmental engineering, with a strong interest in modelling.

The tasks in the WBCSD project will involve:

Programming of a Global chemical fate model, and a web-based map viewer.

Participate in weekly meetings with the postdocs working on the same project, and other team members.



Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work.

International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of a young and growing research group.

Continuous training in a high-quality environment.

Selection process


Documentation Submitted:


Motivation letter

DNI or NIE (valid and with work permit in Spain). If you do not have a NIE, please attach a statement that you commit to take the necessary steps to obtain a work and residence permit in Spain.

Aplications and DeadlineDeadline for applications:

Send the required documents to [email protected] indicating ref. “Tech_WBCSD” in the subject of the email. The deadline to submit the required documentation is May, 6th 2021.

Selection process:

  • Pre-selection: will be based on CV, experience, skills and motivation letter.
  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
  • Offered Position: Job Offer will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.
  • Offered Position: Job Offer will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.

Additional comments

In ICRA we are committed to maintaining and developing a work environment in which the values and principles of our organization are respected and equal opportunities between women and men be promoted in each of the areas in which we operate, not tolerating discrimination based on criteria such age, sex, marital status, race, ethnicity, disabilities, political leanings or sexual orientation. 

Recruitment will be carried out as provided for in Article 15 of Royal Legislative Decree 1/1995 of 24 March passing the text of the Workers’ Statute Act, in accordance with the provisions of Article  2 of Royal Decree 2720/98 of 18 December (B.O.E. 8 January 1999), Act nº 12/2001 of July 9 (B.O.E. 10 July) and concordant regulations.

The principle of equality between men and women is taken into account, in accordance with Article 14 of the Spanish Constitution, the EU Directive of 9 February 1976 and the provisions of the Agreement of the Council of Ministers of March 4, 2005, passing the Plan for gender equality in the General State Administration.

Universal accessibility for persons with disabilities is taken into account, in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 1 of Act nº 51/2003 of 2 December on equal opportunities, and 5% of vacancies are reserved provided the candidates pass the selection processes and are able to accredit disability and compatibility in performing the tasks so that we will progressively reach 2% of the total workforce.

Offer Requirements

    Environmental science: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Computer science: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    SPANISH: Excellent
    ENGLISH: Excellent



Must Have – Required

Experience: Degree on Computer Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or similar.

Knowledge: The researcher must be proficient in programming with Phyton, Java and R.


  • Skills: Any of the following past research experiences will be judged favourably in the selection process:
    • activities, knowledge/experience in developing GIS-based models or map-viewers.
    • previous experience in development of complex process-based models is positively evaluated,
    • ability to work independently and as a member of a team; she/he must be creative, flexible, and eager to learn and to expand his /her scientific network,
    • knowledge of the Catalan language is also positively evaluated.






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