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Advertising division: JSC - Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Reference number: 2019-315


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 together six European partners has setup the Maestro project, which is funded by the European Commission through its H2020 program. Maestro will build a data and memory-aware middleware framework that addresses the ubiquitous problems of data movement in complex memory hierarchies that exist at multiple levels of the HPC software stack. For further information about Maestro visit

For the Maestro Team we are looking to recruit as soon as possible a

Research Scientist - Computer Science, Computational Science, Mathematics

Your Job:

  • Implement and execute the co-design process during which application experts provide their needs and computer architectures and technologies experts explore the relevant design space
  • Contribute to the design of the Maestro architecture, its implementation, testing, demonstration and validation
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Maestro components
  • Support operation of prototype systems

Your Profile:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Computational Science or Mathematics
  • Strong background in computer architectures with experience in network architectures and technologies being desirable
  • Experience in co-design is desirable
  • Knowledge in a relevant area of computational science is desirable
  • Experience in programming in C/C++ and in using scripting languages commonly used on Unix systems
  • Experience in parallel 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 you do not need to fulfil all of these requirements to be considered for this 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
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
  • Limited until 31.08.2021 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 2019-315:
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.