RIS3CAT Junion Research Engineer (RE1)

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RIS3CAT Junion Research Engineer (RE1)

Closing Date

Friday, 16 April, 2021
Reference: 106_21_CASE_F_RE1
Job title: RIS3CAT Junion Research Engineer (RE1)


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The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 700 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission
The Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (CASE) department is looking for Junior Research Engineer in computational physics, mathematics or related fields to join the BSC Fusion group (fusion.bsc.es). Candidates with research engineering background with equivalent experience are also eligible.

The positions are available within the emerging sector project FusionCAT (2019-2022) coordinated and led by the BSC Fusion group. The FusionCAT project with reference number 001-P-001722 has been co-financed by 50% with € 1,923,463.66 by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union within the framework of the 2014-2020 ERDF Operational Program of Catalonia, with the support of the Generalitat of Catalonia. It is part of the Research and Innovation Strategy for the Smart Specialisation of Catalonia (RIS3CAT). The successful candidates will participate in the R&D activities within the assigned domain in the project under the supervision of the project coordinator.

The overall objective of the BSC Fusion group is to enhance modelling capabilities in fusion by code development, validation, integration and optimization including the use of advanced HPC techniques. We work closely towards the objectives of EUROfusion (www.euro-fusion.org), the European fusion research programme for Horizon 2020, in collaboration with Fusion for Energy (F4E), ITER, International Tokamak Physics Activity, and the Spanish national fusion laboratory CIEMAT.
Key Duties
  • Contribute to R&D activities in the assigned domain within the RIS3CAT FusionCAT project
  • Education
    • MSc in Computational Physics, Mathematics or similar
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Strong skills in Fortran and in Linux environment.
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in numerical methods, code development and numerical modelling
    • Ability to communicate about their areas of expertise
    • Ability to promote, within professional contexts, technological advancement
  • Competences
    • Flexible team player capable of working with others and also independently
    • Problem-solving, pro-active, result-oriented work attitude
    • Fluent English, both written and spoken
    • Good interpersonal skills, including in multi-cultural environments
    • Experience in liaising with different stakeholders in code development teams
  • The position will be located at BSC within the CASE Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - until 31/12/2022 renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: 1/6/2021
Applications Procedure
All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV in English including contact details

The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment
BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.


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