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Reference number: D130/2018, Computer sciences or relevant computational science areas like physics, chemistry, biology

PhD student position specialising on co-design for server processor architectures

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), embedded in the lively research environment of the Forschungszentrum Jülich, is one of the three national supercomputing centres in Germany. It is partnering with leading technology providers to co-design hardware architectures for future supercomputers. In this context we are looking to recruit a

PhD Student

To perform research on co-design of a future server processor in the context of the European Processor Initiate (EPI) project. For this processor a system-on-a-chip (SoC) design is pursued to facilitate, in particular, its integration in a scalable, dense supercomputer architecture.

Your Job:

  • Research on methodologies for defining requirements of scientific computing applications for micro-architecture as well as processor and system architecture
  • Contribute to the implementation of application benchmarks and mini-applications
  • Evaluation of the processor architecture based on models and simulators

Your Profile:

  • University degree in computer sciences or relevant computational science areas like physics, chemistry, biology
  • Strong background in computer architectures and/or computational sciences
  • Experience in programming in C or C++ and in using scripting languages commonly used on Unix systems
  • Background in processor design or similar qualifications (e.g. FPGA design) are desirable
  • Experience in parallel programming is desirable
  • Good command of English
  • Ability and willingness to work in an international, interdisciplinary and distributed teams as well as to assume responsibility

Our Offer:

  • Challenging and varied work in an interdisciplinary team including leading technology providers
  • International working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

The position can be filled immediately for a duration of 3 years.

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


Please send your application with the relevant documents (certificates, CV, a motivation letter) quoting the reference number "D130/2018" via email to

Dr. Estela Suarez
Jülich Supercomputing Centre

Applications without a reference number will not be considered.







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