Researcher (R2)

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Researcher (R2)

Closing Date

Wednesday, 31 March, 2021
Reference: 344_20_CS_HAMT_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 Memory systems team[1] from the Computer Science Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center[2] is offering a full-time researcher position. The researcher will work on the project that explores advanced memory systems (HBM, DDR4, 3DxPoint) for high-performance computing (HPC). We strongly encourage the application of candidates who are interested in a close collaboration with industry and contact with cutting edge technology developers.


Key Duties
  • Profiling and performance modeling of HPC applications running on high-end servers with advanced memory systems (HBM, DDR4, 3DxPoint).
  • Writing technical reports and dissemination of the project results
  • Education
    • PhD in Computer Science, ideally PhD in Computer Architecture
    • Strong candidates with MSc in Computer Science are also encouraged to apply
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge of computer architecture
    • Experience with Unix/Linux environments
    • Experience with profiling tools: Hardware counters, PAPI interface
    • Programming languages (C/C++, Python)
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Understanding of memory systems and memory technologies (e.g. DRAM, HBM) is a plus
    • Experience with hardware/system simulators (e.g. ZSim, Gem5) is a plus
  • Competences
    • Fluency in English is essential
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to take initiative
  • 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 - 24 months 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: Q1 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.


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