Senior Researcher (R23)

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Senior Researcher (R23)

Closing Date

Saturday, 31 October, 2020
Reference: 322_20_CS_HPAI_R2
Job title: Senior Researcher (R23)

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

The High Performance Artificial Intelligence research group is growing, attracting both young talent and resources. This growth requires a stronger structure in which researchers with experience take responsability and proaction in the growth of the group. This position is intended to fit a middle-high position, with several students and developers to manage, and to research and development to lead.

Key Duties

  • Leading development efforts of projects related with AI, mostly applied to fields of special interest (e.g., life sciences).
  • Guiding research lines for the group within AI.
  • Handling part of the relations of the groups with other institutions of interest (both public and private).
  • Managing students and developers in an efficient work environment.
  • Representing the group in different fora


  • Education
    • Degree in Informatics Engineering
    • PhD in Artificial Intelligence
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in LISP, Java, Clojure, Python and Scala 3-5 years
    • Front-end and back-end development 3-5 years
    • Experience in writing and managing proposals and projects of the European funding frameworks 3-5 years
    • Industrial experience 3-5 years
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience with AWS
    • Docker, Kubernetes
    • NLP
    • Weka
    • DBs
    • Agile technologies
    • Ontologies (OWL, RDF)
  • Competences
    • Leadership of groups.
    • English fluent, Spanish Fluent & Catalan Fluent


  • 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: 1 Novembre 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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