Senior Postdoctoral Researcher - Computational Cardiology (R3)

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Senior Postdoctoral Researcher - Computational Cardiology (R3)

Closing Date

Saturday, 31 October, 2020
Reference: 336_20_CASE_PNM_R3
Job title: Senior Postdoctoral Researcher - Computational Cardiology (R3)

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 candidate will develop, verify, validate, and apply atrial simulation models in Alya. His/her tasks will include programming and testing the cell model, the tissue model, the electromechanical coupling, and the anatomical model with all its features.

Key Duties

  • Study the different options and choose the best one
  • Program the models in Alya and test them. Check and improve parallel performance. Write the regression tests and include them in the Alya CI/CD pipeline.
  • Verify and validate the models. Discuss with the rest of the project's partners, including doctors.
  • Publish results in first quartile journals and present them in conferences


  • Education
    • PhD in computational mechanics
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Alya code as developer
    • Parallel programming
    • Computational non-linear solid mechanics, CFD, contact algorithms
    • At least 8 years as postdoc in this field
    • Fluency in English
  • Competences
    • Great communication skills
    • Intensive teamwork


  • 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 - 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 Noviembre 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.

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