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Postdoctoral Appointee –Portability and Optimization for GPU execution

Position Description

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s (ALCF) mission is to accelerate major scientific discoveries and engineering breakthroughs for humanity by designing and providing world-leading computing facilities in partnership with the computational science community. We help researchers solve some of the world’s largest and most complex problems with our unique combination of supercomputing resources and computational science expertise.

With the coming Aurora exascale supercomputer, the ALCF has an opening for a postdoctoral position in application portability and optimization for GPU execution.  The successful candidate will work with Argonne science applications, and user applications, to develop performant GPU-centric execution of these applications.  The candidate is expected to work with applications from a variety of science domains, including but not limited to light source data, biomedical applications, high energy physics, computational fluid dynamics, and simulations of fundamental physics and chemistry.  In particular, candidates with experience in nek5000 and nekRS are particularly encouraged to apply, though experience with this software is not required.

The candidate will be expected to present his/her work at major domestic and international computing conferences, and it is expected that the work performed through this position will extend and enhance the science performed on Aurora.  Past experience with scalable software and systems is desirable but not necessarily required.

Position Requirements

PhD in computer science, physical science or engineering in a related field.
Considerable domain expertise and knowledge of leadership-class computing applications.
Knowledge of and experience with heterogenous computing, particularly GPU computing.
Experience with distributed computing is desirable.
Experience with hybrid computing architectures and nek5000, particularly nekRS, is valuable but not required.
Good communications skills and previous experience in writing technical papers and presentations at national and international symposia is expected.
Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.