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Research Scientist / Research Software Engineer in High Performance Computing (HPC)

Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungs­zentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, we aim to tackle the grand societal challenges of our time and conduct research into the possibilities of a digitized society, a climate-friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. Work together with around 7,100 employees in one of Europe’s biggest research centres and help us to shape change!
Creating most exact predictions with AI or simulating largest climate models, tiniest elementary particles, or polymers on challenging scales: supercomputers are essential for solving the grand scientific challenges of our time.

Jülich Supercomputer Centre (JSC) operates one of the most advanced supercomputing infrastructures for scientific applications in Europe and makes it available for research purposes to scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich, in Germany, and throughout Europe. The “Accelerating Devices Lab” of JSC bundles GPU-related expertise working tightly together with domain scientists and hardware vendors on one of the largest GPU installations in Europe.

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Research Scientist / Research Software Engineer in High Performance Computing (HPC)

Your Job:
Within the Accelerating Devices Lab, you will work on the MExMeMo project to optimize and combine two polymer simulation applications on two different hardware platforms (CPU, GPU).

In more detail, you will be:

  • Using HPC tools and techniques to optimize single and multi-node runs of the applications on both CPU and GPU nodes
  • Exploring improvements for simulations with many GPUs in preparation of JSC’s Exascale system JUPITER
  • Extending the Modular Supercomputing Architecture concept by helping create a coordinator which steers execution of the two coupled simulation applications
  • Coordinating with our project partners in a deeply intertwined project setup
  • Presenting your research at scientific meetings, conferences, and as scientific papers

Your Profile:
You are an excellent team player and a curious researcher, knowledgeable within the field of HPC, especially of GPU-accelerated HPC systems. You know how to tackle complex application workloads and how the batch scheduler enqueues them. You have some programming experience.

More specifically, your profile is:

  • Master’s degree, ideally followed by a PhD degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, or a similar field
  • Self-motivated personality with very good command of written / spoken English
  • Comprehensive experience using HPC systems as well as parallel / distributed computing with CPUs and GPUs
  • Programming and modern software engineering skills in C / C++ or Python
  • A track record of your work in code repositories (Open Source), scientific workshops, conferences, and other publications
  • Used to work in a multidisciplinary team and environment solving scientifically challenging problems on large computers.

You don’t need to check all the boxes above to apply to this position. In the end, your scientific curiosity, self-motivation, and team spirit are most important to us.

Our Offer:
We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We support you in your work with:

  • A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
  • Access to cutting-edge and unique supercomputing systems including large-scale GPU installations and quantum computers
  • Comprehensive training courses and individual opportunities for personal and professional further development
  • Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family-friendly corporate policy and options to flexibly work part-time from home
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours and 30 days of annual leave, as well as options to flexibly work part-time from home
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment. The position is for a fixed term of three years. Salary and social benefits will conform to the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks assigned to them.

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities, in which everyone can realize their potential, is important to us.

We look forward to receiving your application until August 25, 2022, via our Online Recruitment System!

Questions about the vacancy?
Get in touch with us by using our contact form. Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.