NUIG 057-19, Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate,  (Research Computational Scientist), Irish Centre for High-End Computing
NUI Galway

NUIG 057-19, Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate, (Research Computational Scientist), Irish Centre for High-End Computing NUI Galway

NUI Galway

Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate (Research Computational Scientist) with The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 1st May 2019 to contract end date of 31st December 2020.


ICHEC is the national centre for High-Performance Computing (HPC) in Ireland and is a centre of domain, systems and software expertise that provides high performance software solutions to academia, industry and state bodies, through partnership, knowledge transfer, project delivery and service provision. At ICHEC we work on a huge diversity of exciting projects, ranging from fields like earth observation and climate science, to oil & gas exploration. More recently we have become involved in initiatives based around machine learning, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing, and we are currently coordinating the launch of new national supercomputer, named after Kay Antonelli, the Irish computer scientist who worked on the ENAIC, one of the first ever general-purpose computers. This is an exciting workplace, with a family-friendly ethos, and fantastic training opportunities. For more details visit


Job Description:

Joining a team of computational scientists, the job will focus on contributing to the Centre’s various research and commercial projects with industry and the Irish public sector. These projects focus on optimising and developing new software for our clients. The role will report to the Novel Technology Activity Lead.



Working with industry partners, the job will focus on, but not be limited to:

  • ·         Assisting in defining research objectives and carrying out original research, which supports the Centre’s novel technology and industry engagement programmes.
  • ·         Working with an existing team of computational scientists on research or commercial consultancy projects under the supervision of a senior computational scientist or project manager.
  • ·         Disseminating the outcomes of research and consultancy projects and delivering technical white papers and presentations at international conferences.



  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience (min. 2+ years) in computational science, computer science, or a related discipline.


Essential Requirements:

  • Evidence of a track record working in an HPC environment, with strong software development experience in C / C++, OpenMP & MPI.

  • Demonstrable evidence of in-depth knowledge of parallel programming and performance analysis at node and cluster levels.

  • Candidates should also have excellent communication and organisational skills; be comfortable taking responsibility for decisions; be highly motivated to develop and enhance software; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.



Desirable Requirements:


  • Exposure to the Oil & Gas domain, machine/deep learning, machine vision, quantum computing, or exascale systems would be an advantage.

  • Experience in programming for GPUs or FPGAs with CUDA or OpenCL.

  • Experience working in an Agile or PRINCE2 team environment.

  • Experience in modern software development practices, e.g. revision control, continuous integration, static analysis.


Salary: €39,530 - €48,206 per annum           Start date: Position is available from 1st May 2019


Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  


Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway


For information on moving to Ireland please see


Further information about ICHEC is available at

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Venkatesh Kannan (



To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to

Please put reference number NUIG 057-19 in subject line of e-mail application.


Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday, 29th March, 2019.


Interviews are planned for w/c 8th April 2019


All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment


National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

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NUIG 057-19, Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate, (Research Computational Scientist), Irish Centre for High-End Computing NUI Galway