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Advertising division: JSC - Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Reference number: 2019-025

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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. The JSC’s research program includes the development of future computer architectures. JSC and the Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6) have started, in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University, Manchester University and Heidelberg University, the “Advanced Computing Architecture” project, which aims to develop and implement a novel neuromorphic computer architecture through a co-design approach. Primary test cases for this new system will be selected from the field of neuroscience.

We are looking to recruit as soon as possible a

Research scientist; Computer Science, Neuroscience, Computational Science, Mathematics

Your Job:

  • Implement and execute the co-design process, in which application experts provide their needs and computer architecture and technology experts explore the relevant design space
  • Contribute to the design of a new inter-node network architecture, its implementation, testing, demonstration and validation
  • Perform a comparative analysis between the new inter-node network architecture and existing network architectures and technologies
  • Prepare the operation of prototype systems



Your Profile:

  • University degree in one of the disciplines listed above
  • Strong background in computer architectures with experience in network architectures and technologies being desirable
  • Experience in co-design is desirable
  • Knowledge in the area of computational neuroscience is desirable
  • Experience in programming in C/C++ and in using scripting languages commonly used on Unix systems
  • Experience in programming and using parallel computer architectures
  • Good command of English
  • Ability and willingness to work in an international, interdisciplinary and distributed team, as well as to assume responsibility



Note that it is not necessary to fulfil all of these requirements in order to be considered for the position.

Our Offer:

  • Challenging and varied work in an interdisciplinary team as well as with leading technology providers
  • Excellent research and computing infrastructure of one of the largest Research centres in Europe, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • A comprehensive further training programme, including English and German language courses
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • Employment initially limited to 3 years but with possible longer-term prospects
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)


We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Additional Information

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

Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2019-025: career@fz-juelich.de
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.