Researcher (R2)

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Researcher (R2)

Closing Date

Sunday, 16 May, 2021
Reference: 114_21_CASE_F_R2
Job title: Researcher (R2)

About BSC

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 researchers in computational physics, computers science, engineering or related fields to join the BSC Fusion group ( The 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 (, 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. Given the number of projects we are involved in, we have the possibility to match our project needs and candidate interests when deciding on the tasks to be carried out.

Key Duties

  • R&D activities in the assigned domain in the BSC fusion group


  • Education
    • MSc or PhD in computational physics, computers science, engineering or related fields
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Demonstrated experience in research
    • Strong skills in Linux environment
    • Experience in numerical methods, code development and scientific computing
    • Experience in scientific writing and communicating results
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in programming
    • Experience in performance analysis of large supercomputing codes desirable
    • Knowledge on debugging (C, C++, Fortran, MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and CUDA) desirable
    • Experience in liaising with different stakeholders in code development teams desirable
    • Experience in development, delivery, continuous integration, refactoring and user support desirable
    • Experience on Agile methodologies desirable
    • Experience in training code users desirable
    • Experience in working within interdisciplinary teams desirable
  • Competences
    • Flexible team player capable of working with others and also independently
    • Problem-solving, pro-active, result-oriented and positive work attitude
    • Fluent English, both written and spoken
    • Good interpersonal skills, including in multi-cultural environments
    • Analytical thinking


  • 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 - 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: 01/07/2021

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.
This position is reserved for candidates who meet the requirements and have the legal status of disabled persons with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%. In case there are no applicants with disabilities that meet the requirements, the rest of the candidates without declared disability will be evaluated.

Application Form

Please, upload your CV document using the following name structure: Name_Surname_CV
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Please, upload your CV document using the following name structure: Name_Surname_CoverLetter
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Please, upload your CV document using the following name structure: Name_Surname_OtherDocument
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** Consider that the information provided in relation to gender and nationality will be used solely for statistical purposes.