High Performance Computing (HPC) specialist

High Performance Computing (HPC) specialist

The Swiss Plasma Center (SPC) of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the world’s leading fusion research laboratories. Through a wide range of research programs, all connected to education and training at different levels, scientists work to advance the understanding of the plasma dynamics and develop fusion as an energy source. To this end, the SPC theory group makes use of state-of-the-art scientific simulation codes, developed both within the laboratory as well as in the frame of international collaborations, that run on some of the most powerful computers in the world. The SPC is seeking a High Performance Computing (HPC) specialist.

The successful candidate will support the physicists in the SPC’s theory group, in particular carrying out code algorithm adaptation, performance analysis, and code optimisation on various HPC platforms. He/she will also contribute to the group’s publications.

The candidate should hold a degree (Master or possibly PhD) in physics, applied mathematics or computational science and have solid experience in scientific HPC (development, optimisation and porting of state-of-the-art numerical simulation codes) and the ability to carry out projects in a multidisciplinary environment, involving physicists, computer scientists, and applied mathematicians.

Candidates with the appropriate level of experience will be considered for a permanent position. Starting date is to be agreed. For applying, please send a letter of motivation, CV with publication list, and name and email addresses of 3 people willing to write a recommendation letter to Prof. Paolo Ricci (paolo.ricci@epfl.ch)

This work has been carried out within the framework of the EUROfusion Consortium and has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement No 633053. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission.

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