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Research Scientist / PhD Student for innovative hardware architectures

Advertising institute: JSC - Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Reference number: 2017-080

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) one of the three national supercomputing centres in Germany. It is partnering with leading technology providers on co-design hardware architectures for future supercomputers.

In this context we are looking to recruit a

Research Scientist / PhD Student for innovative hardware architectures

Your Job:

  • Analysis of computational requirements of scientific applications
  • Investigation of strategies on porting such applications to new hardware architectures
  • Modelling of application performance
  • Implementation of application kernels and analysis of their performance
  • Evaluation of the new hardware designs and formulation of best practices for its exploitation
  • Support installation and operation of prototypes

Your Profile:

  • University degree in computer sciences, mathematics, physics or computational sciences
  • Knowledge in the field of computer architectures
  • Experience in programming in C, C++ or Fortran and using scripting languages commonly used on Unix systems
  • Experience in parallel programming is desirable
  • Knowledge of reconfigurable hardware (FPGAs) 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 as well as leading technology providers
  • International working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • Interested candidates can either take-up this Position as doctoral fellow, in which case the contract will be limited until 31.12.2020. Otherwise the contract will be limited until 31.12.2017.
  • 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).


Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly 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 on our career site, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Contact Human Resource Development
Judith Dresen
Tel.:+49 2461 61 9700


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