The candidate must have skills in physics, modelling and code development. A background in magnetic fusion and/or optimization algorithms is an advantage.
The successful candidate is expected to pursue research, development and implementation in the frame of a PASC Co-Design project (Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing), which is aiming at adapting state-of-the-art plasma simulation codes to new and emerging High Performance Computing (HPC) architectures, such as Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) and Many-Core CPUs.
The CRPP is the Swiss national competence centre for plasma physics and fusion and, at the same time, it is an important part of a world-class academic institution, the EPFL, in which it is also geographically integrated. As a consequence, CRPP is in a privileged position to provide education and training over a large spectrum of plasma physics and fusion related subjects, using world-class research infrastructure and proficient supervision.