Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación
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Closes: 16 May 2024
  • May 16, 2024
  • PhD Student: FPGA Acceleration (R1)

    Context And Mission

    The Accelerators and Communications for HPC Group leads cutting-edge research and development around accelerators/coprocessors in HPC and high-performance networking. We collaborate closely with the major vendors in the topic for HPC (NVIDIA, Intel, Huawei). We organize locally international events such as the PUMPS+AI Summer School, Courses on CUDA/OpenACC, and annual hackathons, and collaborate in the organization of related international conferences and workshops such as SC, IEEE Cluster, or AsHES.

    The group has been recently awarded one of the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants:

    BSC Researcher Antonio J. Peña Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant for the ‘HomE’ Project

    We are looking to cover a PhD Student positions to work on use of FPGA-based accelerators applied to Homomorphically Encrypted Deep Learning Inference. Prospective candidates may take a look at the following paper to get an initial idea of our focus:

    Group Web Page:


    Key Duties

    Drive research in the above-mentioned topic, under the supervision of the Group Manager and the mentorship of a postdoctoral researcher
    Present papers in international conferences
    Integrate this work in the overall ERC project developments, collaborating with the team of international researchers and research engineers



    MS in a CS-related field
    Competitive GPAs

    Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience

    Good level of C/C++ programming

    Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience

    Previous FPGA experience is not mandatory but will be valued
    Previous professional experience is not required


    Good English Level
    Ability to develop own ideas from general guidelines


    The position will be located at BSC within the Computer Sciences Department
    We offer a full-time contract (37.5h/week), a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, restaurant tickets, private health insurance, support to the relocation procedures
    Duration: Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration
    Holidays: 23 paid vacation days plus 24th and 31st of December per our collective agreement
    Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
    Starting date: ASAP