Researcher (Postdoc) (m/f/d) in HPC

Max Planck Computing and Data Facility, Garching

Type of Job


Job Code: 06/2022

Job offer from July 20, 2022

The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF), based on the research campus Garching near Munich, Germany, is a competence centre of the Max Planck Society (MPG). The MPCDF operates supercomputers and data repositories for the MPG and is engaged in the development and optimization of algorithms and applications for high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as in the design and implementation of solutions for data-intensive projects in close collaboration with the Max Planck Institutes. The MPCDF is looking for a Researcher (Postdoc) (m/f/d) in HPC (Jobcode 06/2022).

Your tasks

The successful candidate will be associated with the applications group at the MPCDF and will work in close collaboration with the Tokamak Theory division at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics and national and international project partners on the further development of a high-performance plasma turbulence code. The main task will be to develop, implement and systematically analyze data compression and reduced-precision methods to enhance data transfers and floating point performance in the code.

Your qualification

The applicant should hold a PhD in Computer Science, Physics, applied Mathematics, or a similar subject. The option to conduct a PhD thesis in the context of the project is open for suitable candidates. A strong background in numerical methods,  parallel programming with MPI and in scientific software development is mandatory. Ideally, the candidate has experience with modern Fortran and at least basic knowledge with GPU programming.

Our offer

We offer the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art numerical algorithms, and specifically on one of the leading plasma turbulence codes in the field, with access to the latest supercomputer technologies. In addition, a strong cooperation with European and national partners is envisaged and the presentation of research results on scientific conferences is expected.

Additional benefits include:

  • Helpful, highly motivated and multi-disciplinary team
  • Open, inspiring, dynamic and international atmosphere
  • Options for training and professional development
  • Flexible working hours with liberal options for mobile working
  • Various offers to reconcile work and family life, e.g. childcare on campus
  • Close by Underground Station (U6); MVV job ticket with extra grants
  • Free parking on premise

The full-time position starts as soon as possible and is initially limited for a maximum period of three years. Salary will be based on experience according to the German TVöD.

Your application

For further questions, contact Dr. Tilman Dannert .

Please apply with a letter of motivation and a CV online  by August 31st, 2022.

The ideals of mutual respect, open-mindedness and consideration are important to us. We have a diverse workforce from different countries and cultures at the MPCDF. We aim to increase the proportion of women in IT and therefore encourage qualified women to apply. In order to cultivate teamwork and a positive working atmosphere, equal opportunities and equal treatment play an important role for all aspects of personal identity, such as gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, nationality, language skills, race, religion, culture, appearance, family status, age, or handicap. Persons with disabilities will be given preferential consideration if equally qualified.

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