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Coordinator Scientific Computing (f/m)

Advertising institute: INM-6 - Computational and Systems Neuroscience
Reference number: 2014-109

The Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM) investigates the structure and function of the human brain on different spatial and temporal scales within the research program “Decoding the Human Brain”. The brain’s high complexity and plasticity over the lifespan of an individual, as well as changes during neuropsychiatric disorders, requires the use of innovative imaging methods and supercomputing technology. Basic neuroscience research heavily relies on modeling and simulation, which are necessary to approach the brain’s immense complexity, manage the huge amount of resulting data (“Big Data”), and develop reliable control techniques. Acquired knowledge allows for the translation of basic findings into clinical applications to better understand neurological and psychiatric disorders, to refine diagnostic processes, and to develop therapy strategies – crucial tasks we have to face in ageing societies.
The department INM-6, Computational and Systems Neuroscience, develops mathematical models of neuronal dynamics and function. Model-driven analyses of brain activity and structure as well as simulation of biologically realistic models are core foci of our work. We develop corresponding simulation technologies and analysis tools.

We are looking to recruit a

Coordinator Scientific Computing (f/m)

Your Job:

  • Planning, purchasing, set-up and management of Linux and Windows systems, communication systems and software
  • Support of institute’s databases and online tools; user management
  • Direct support of scientists
  • Involvement in development of simulation software for neural systems
  • Involvement in development of software for the analysis of (massively parallel) neural data
  • Participation in working group leaders’ meeting

Your Profile:

  • Completed study of informatics, mathematics or physics
  • Substantial expertise in C, C++ and Python
  • Substantial knowledge of Linux and Windows
  • Experience with administration of HPC clusters, file, web and print servers as well as with parallel computing (ideally in neuroscience)
  • Beneficial: Basic knowledge of neuroscience concepts
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and proactively
  • Confident appearance and ability to work cooperatively in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Structured and systematic working style
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

Our Offer:

  • A creative and varied working environment
  • limited for 2 years
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).


Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particulary welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Contact P-E
Pia Warczak
Tel.:02461 61-9700


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