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Computer scientist

Forschungszentrum Jülich Published: May 27, 2019
Jülich, Germany
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As a member of the Helmholtz Association, Forschungszentrum Jülich makes an effective contribution to solving major challenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bioeconomy. It focuses on varied tasks in the area of research management and utilizes large, often unique, scientific infrastructure. Come and work with around 6,100 colleagues across a range of topics and disciplines at one of Europe’s largest research centres.

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:

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.

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:
- Unique possibility to work in an interdisciplinary team with state-of-the-art supercomputer technologies.
- Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus with excellent infrastructure, located between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
- International and interdisciplinary working atmosphere
- A comprehensive further training programme
- Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
- 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.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site, quoting the reference number 2019-190:

Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2019-190:
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via e-mail.

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