Junior Research Engineer (RE1)

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Junior Research Engineer (RE1)

Closing Date

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020
Reference: 282_20_CS_ETAI_RE1
Job title: Junior Research Engineer (RE1)

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 650 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission

Our research group is working on Supercomputing for Artificial Intelligence, in particular right now with a focus on Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning. The open position will be assigned to one of the ongoing projects in our research group. The candidate will participate in this project and also in other ongoing exploratory research projects that are going on in our research group. The candidate occasionally will participate in activities around our research/teaching collaboration with UPC groups.

Key Duties

  • Implementation of Deep Neural Networks and Reinforcement Learning models on TensorFlow/PyTorch
  • Help in the design and creation of new models to improve the current models
  • Managing workloads on HPC facilities, especially on a BSC-CNS GPU cluster in the process of training the DL models
  • Write the related documentation of this activity


  • Education
    • Bachelor Degree in Informatics Engineering (preferable Specialization of Computing) or equivalent
    • (Erasmus experience during the degree will be valued)
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Demonstrable good computing skills in Python programming language
    • Demonstrable good computing skills and experience in the use of Deep Learning frameworks as TensorFlow/PyTorch/MXnet
    • Demonstrable good knowledge and experience in creating advanced neural network models for real problems using transfer learning approach
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Demonstrable experience in the deployment of TensorFlow/PyTorch model in parallel architectures
    • Demonstrable experience in the application of Deep Learning technology to the Computer Vision field
    • Demonstrable experience in the application of Deep Learning technology to the Natural Language Processing field
  • Competences
    • Demonstrate self-learning capacity
    • Fluency in English essential (written too)
    • Written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines and pressure
    • Ability to work independently and in a team


  • 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 - 30/09/2021 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: 01/10/2020

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.

Application Form

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