Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Scientist (m/f/x) ExaScale Modelling of Multi-Field Earth System Processes

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Leipzig, Germany

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.

Within the upcoming ExaScale Project the department Environmental Informatics is looking for a

Scientist (m/f/x)
Subject: ExaScale Modelling of Multi-Field Earth System Processes

The future collaborator of the project will develop concepts and workflows to exploit the potential of future exascale supercomputers for terrestrial Earth system models.

Start at the earliest possible date; working time: 100% (39 hours per week), in subject to the budget confirmation limited to 2 years in the beginning

Your tasks:

  • Induction into the Open Source Simulation Software
  • OpenGeoSys (www.opengeosys.org)
  • Extending the InSitu Visualization Functionality of OpenGeoSys
  • Evaluation of libraries for parallel file reading and file writing
  • Conversion of parallel file reading and writing from OpenGeoSys for HPC systems
  • Development of a simple GPU-based prototypical solver for partial differential equations of elliptic type

Your profile:

  • Academic degree in Informatics, Physics or Mathematics
  • Very good knowledge of programming language C++
  • Knowledge of MPI/OpenMP is essential
  • Knowledge of the programming language Python desirable
  • Knowledge in the application of performance analysis tools
  • Knowledge of GPU programming desirable
  • Basic numerical knowledge in the method of finite elements desirable

We offer:

  • Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and readiness for practical application
  • Work in interdisciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks
  • A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
  • Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
  • Remuneration up to the TVöD public-sector pay grade 13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits

The UFZ has a strong commitment to diversity and actively supports equal opportunities for all employees regardless of their origin, religion, ideology, disability, age or sexual identity. We look forward to applications from people who are openminded and enjoy working in diverse teams.

Your contact for any questions you may have about the job:
Dr. Thomas Fischer

Please submit your application via our online portal with your cover letter, CV (please omit your photo, age, or marital status) and relevant attachments.

Closing date for applications: 29.03.2020

Place of work: Leipzig

More information about jobs at the UFZ:

Helmholtz-Zentrum für
Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

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