Senior PhD researcher (R3)

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Senior PhD researcher (R3)

Closing Date

Saturday, 04 April, 2020
Reference: 80_20_CS_GCS_R3
Job title: Senior PhD researcher (R3)

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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 Memory systems team [1] from the Computer Science Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)[2] is offering a full-time position for a senior PhD researcher. The researcher will work on: 1) the collaborative project between BSC and Micron Technology, Inc. that analyses novel architectures for the memory system in high-performance computing; and 2) EU projects related with the design of Exascale systems (EuroEXA and hopefully, if funded, DEEP-SEA). We strongly encourage the application of candidates who are interested in a close collaboration with industry and contact with cutting edge technology developers in the framework of EU projects. The candidate will report directly to the directors of the BSC Computer Science Department.

Key Duties

  • Technical leadership of the Micron project, reporting to the industrial partner and look for future extensions of the collaboration
  • Technical leadership of the tasks in the EuroEXA EU projects and associated reporting, as well as projects for which BSC has already submitted proposals
  • •Contributing to and looking for the participation in future EU projects that study next-generation HPC memory systems
  • Leading a team of PhD students and engineers
  • Establishing collaborations with other research groups at BSC
  • Writing technical papers and dissemination of the project results


  • Education
    • PhD in Computer architecture or a related discipline
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge of computer architecture and evaluation of computer systems
    • Knowledge of memory systems and memory technologies
    • Knowledge of high-performance computing
    • Fluency in English is essential
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to take initiative
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in leading projects between public research centers and industry
    • Experience in participating in EU projects
    • Experience in leading a team of PhD students and/or engineers
  • Competences
    • The candidate must be an effective communicator, able to multitask
    • Keeps abreast of technology trends
    • Fluency in English is essential, Spanish is welcome.
    • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines and pressure


  • 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 - Permanent
  • 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: 01/04/2020

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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