Job Opening: Scientific Computing Expert

Bezold-Chatwin, Margret Margret.Bezold-Chatwin at
Di Feb 18 14:06:59 CET 2014

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (Leibniz-Rechenzentrum, LRZ) is part of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. LRZ provides general IT services to the Munich universities, operates the Munich Scientific Network, and is a center for arching and backup. As a national center for supercomputing, LRZ operates one of the fastest high performance computing systems in the world with more than 150,000 cores and a peak performance of more than 3 PetaFlop/s. The system will soon be upgraded to more than 6 PetaFlop/s. A small part of the system is also equipped with Intel Xeon Phi accelerators to serve as a test bed for future still more powerful systems.

For the support of the users and applications LRZ is looking for a

                                Scientific Computing Expert

The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until Feb 28th, 2014. 

Required experience and skills

 - PhD or university graduate degree, diploma, master's degree or equivalent in a scientifically oriented subject (computational science, mathematics, (geo-/astro-)physics, chemistry etc.)
 -   Demonstrated ability to lead scientific and technical efforts in HPC
 -   Excellent HPC skills, a broad knowledge of massively parallel high-performance algorithms, programming languages
 -   Initiative, capacity for teamwork, and creativity.
 -   Excellent oral presentation and writing skills in German and English

Preferred Experiences

 -  Experience with accelerators (GPU, MICs) and/or programming (CUDA, OpenCL etc)
 -  Experience with large-scale parallel application development, debugging and performance tuning
 -  Experience in managing scientific projects and/or teams


  - Perform work in international projects and the application support team
  - Optimization and porting of strategic large-scale applications to accelerators
  - Performance analysis and benchmarking
  - Identification and solution of user problems
  - Promotion and organization of scientific outreach
  - Maintaining applications in the field of geophysics and fluid dynamics
  - Writing of reports, grant applications, and documentation

Due to its state-of-the-art computing facilities and its proximity to the Munich universities, LRZ offers a very stimulating and innovative environment. Progressive policies such as flexible working hours support the combination of work and family life.

We offer a pleasant work environment in an internationally recognized HPC team with many years of experience, while also having ample opportunity to work independently and follow individual preferences.

Salary is determined by the German trade agreement for public service "Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder" (TV-L.) The position is time-limited, initially, to two years with the possibility of prolongation. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled persons will be hired preferentially over others with equal qualifications. Due to export control of supercomputers restrictions for nationality may apply.

Please submit your application with resume (C.V.), certificates, reports and letters of recommendation by

                                  Feb 28th, 2014


Leibniz Supercomputing Centre
Mrs. Hannelore Apel
Keyword: HPC 2014/1
Boltzmannstr. 1
85748 Garching near Munich


Submissions via email are preferred. We kindly ask you to send your application as a single PDF document.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Matthias Brehm
Group Leader Application Support
Phone: +49 89 35831 8773

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