Researcher on Neutron Transport Simulation - Recognized Researcher (R2)


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Researcher on Neutron Transport Simulation - Recognized Researcher (R2)

Closing Date:

Sunday, 16 July, 2017

Job Description:

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 500 staff from 44 countries.

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Context and Mission

The Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (CASE) department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher with a PhD in neutron transport simulations to work in the BSC Fusion group ( The successful candidate will become an active member of the group’s research projects. The group is multidisciplinary and works in close collaboration with the EUROfusion programme ( and ITER (


Key Duties

  • Actively participate in the use, development and improvements of HPC fusion applications involving different state-of-the-art technologies and deterministic neutron transport calculations
  • Supervise students working in the project
  • Present group’s research results at national and international meetings
  • Apply for competitive grants and projects and actively collaborate in the preparation of proposals for calls of projects
  • Participate in the dissemination of the group research



  • Education
    • PhD in Physics, Nuclear Engineering, High Performance Computing or similar


  • Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in neutron transport simulations
    • Experience in international collaborative research projects
    • Experience in programming especially in FORTRAN
    • Experience in parallel programming models: MPI and OpenMP
    • Strong skills in Linux environment (shell, build, configure…)
    • Experience using version control systems as svn or git


  • Competences
    • Capability to work as member of a research team, but also independently
    • Problem-solving, pro-active, result-oriented work attitude
    • Capability to work in an international and fast-paced work environment towards tight deadlines
    • Excellent communication skills including a good command of the English language (written and spoken) are required



  • The position will be located at BSC within the CASE Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, flexible hours, Tickets Restaurant and a medical assurance
  • Duration of the contract: until 31/12/18 (extendable)
  • Starting date: ASAP


Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A motivation letter
  • A full CV including contact details


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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