Postdoctoral position in Computer Sciences (R2)

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Postdoctoral position in Computer Sciences (R2)

Closing Date

Thursday, 31 October, 2019
Reference: 200_19_CS_PPC_R2
Job title: Postdoctoral position in Computer Sciences (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 600 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission
The BSC aims at carrying out research on programming models for big data analytics capable of efficiently process large amounts of data (possibly in real-time).
In the framework of several European projects, and in collaboration with industry and European research centers, the group is investigating and designing novel software frameworks to efficient execute advanced analytics methods, including machine and deep learning. The use of high-performance and distributing computing technologies for heterogeneous environments (including cloud and edge computing resources) as well as the use of advanced parallel programming models for parallel processors (e.g. many-core fabrics, GPUs) is being investigated. For this research, the group is looking for a postdoctoral research to investigate on this domain.
Key Duties
  • Investigate programming models for distributing and parallelising data analytics and AI methods (including training and inference operations)
  • Interactions with different international partners from industry and academia to achieve project objectives
  • Write technical reports and scientific papers
  • Attend project meetings
  • Education
    • PhD on Computer Science
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Expertise in Java, C/C++ and Python programming
    • Expertise in parallel and distributed programming models, e.g., CUDA, OpenMP
    • Expertise in AI, including machine learning and deep learning
  • Competences
    • Problem-solving, pro-active, result-oriented work attitude
    • Capability to work in an international and fast-paced work environment towards tight deadlines
    • Good communication skills including a good command of the English language (written and spoken)
  • The position will be located at BSC within the Computer Sciences 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 - 2 years 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: 01/09/2019
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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