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Research scientist for co-design of future supercomputer architectures

Advertising institute: JSC - Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Reference number: 2018-026

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) operates one of the most powerful supercomputing infrastructures in Europe and makes it available to researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich, in Germany and Europe. Through partnerships with leading technology providers, the JSC is engaged in the co-design of hardware architectures for future supercomputers. The goal of the POWER Acceleration and Design Center (PADC) is to advance the development and optimization of scientific applications on OpenPOWER systems. One specific focus is on the requirements of applications from the field of neuroscience.

We are looking to recruit a as soon as possible

Research scientist for co-design of future supercomputer architectures

Your Job:

  • Analysis of application requirements, with the goal of providing input to the design of future OpenPOWER technologies, with a focus on applications from neuroscience
  • Evaluation of massively-parallel hardware architectures with hierarchical organisation of memory and storage
  • Evaluation of programming models for such architectures
  • Work on prototypical implementations of application kernels
  • Support for the organisation of public PADC events

Your Profile:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Computational Science or Physics
  • Knowledge in the field of computer architectures
  • Experience in programming in C/C++ or Python and in using scripting languages commonly used on Unix systems
  • Experience in using supercomputers and GPU programming is desirable
  • Knowledge in the area of computational neuroscience is desirable
  • Good command of English
  • Ability and willingness to work in an international, interdisciplinary and distributed team, as well as to assume responsibility

Our Offer:

  • International, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • A comprehensive further training programme, including English language courses
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • Limited for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • 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 and Recruiting
Judith Dresen
Tel.:+49 2461 61 9700