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Reference number: 2019-055

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The institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Agrosphere (IBG-3) contributes to an improved understanding and reliable prediction of hydrologic and biogeochemical processes in terrestrial systems. At IBG-3, modeling of the terrestrial system in supercomputer environments and the analyses of large data sets constitute central components of scientific and applied research. IBG-3 is also member of the Centre of High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems (HPSC TerrSys), Geoverbund ABC/J, Germany. The Centre maintains a leading position in the development and application of parallel software technologies in the geosciences. Further information about the project can be found here: http://www.geoverbund-abcj.de/geoverbund/DE/Home/HPSC-TerrSys/hpsc-terrsys_node.html

We are looking to recruit a

Computer scientist

Your Job:

IBG-3 and HPSC TerrSys develop and apply advanced geoscientific simulation software in high-performance computing environments of the Jülich Supercomuting Centre. You will directly support and independently advance the code development of existing and new parallel scientific software. The focus is placed on the adaption of existing, complex software to next generation heterogeneous supercomputer architectures. Additionally, you will maintain and develop parallel workflows for the performance of simulations, processing of large data sets, and experimental real-time forecasting. The position offers the unique possibility to work in an interdisciplinary team with state-of-the-art supercomputer technologies.

Your Profile:

  • University degree (master) in computer science or related fields
  • Documented experience in parallel programming with C/C+, Fortran and/or Python in the realm of supercomputer environments
  • Experience in GPU programming is an advantage
  • Ability to cooperate in an interdisciplinary and international team
  • Very good communication and organization skills
  • Very good English language skills


Our Offer:

  • International, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • Working in an institute of one of the largest research institutions in Europe
  • Use of excellent scientific and technical infrastructure
  • A comprehensive further training program
  • Participation in international workshops and conferences
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • Initially 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.

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 2019-055: career@fz-juelich.de
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.