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Machine Learning Engineer

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California

Successful candidates will enable Office of Science researchers to benefit from the very latest machine learning and deep learning (ML/DL) techniques, conducted on one of the world’s largest supercomputers. They will gain experience using cutting edge machine learning techniques and ‘Big Data’ technologies and tools, operating at extreme-scales and work in a collaborative environment with scientists and engineers from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster: “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law”.
Salary: Determined by experience
Closing Date: The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
Location: Berkeley, California, USA

Further information and details on how to apply is available here.

Architects for Research Infrastructure

The eScience Center at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Our mission is to support research through the development and provision of advanced ICT infrastructure, services and expertise. We provide services and expertise in the areas of High Performance Computing, Cloud Services, Data Services and e-science. We support large research, educational and government institutions, as well as the business community.
The SDU eScience Centre is one of SDU’s major strategic initiatives and spans SDU’s five faculties, all represented in the centre’s steering committee board. The board includes Dean Martin Zachariasen (chairman) and University Director Thomas B. Vind, underscoring the strategic importance of the centre’s activities. The centre leader is Professor Claudio Pica, who together with centre administrator Wendy Engelberts comprise the management of daily operations. The centre currently comprises six additional staff members for research infrastructure support and development.
The centre is organized with an agile team structure with a high degree of teamwork and collegial supervision allowing both for creative development, independence and practical knowhow and counseling, support and service provided for the centre’s many and varied users. We address stimulating and interesting technological challenges, and offer a research-like environment where we encourage the study of innovative solutions. We firmly believe in open-source and web technology as means to reach our goals.
The eScience Centre is now expanding its staff in all its core areas and is therefore looking to recruit senior experts in core fields who can successfully engage and facilitate teams of software/hardware developers and, together with the management of the centre, set the strategic direction for the development of the centre, both its services and its infrastructure.
Fields of expertise
We seek senior architects with specialist expertise within the following fields:

  • High Performance Computing (hardware and software),
  • storage infrastructure,
  • cloud computing and storage architectures,
  • database systems,
  • big data analytics,
  • systems development,
  • full stack web development,
  • continuous development and integration,
  • Linux system administration,
  • data management,

Demonstrated experience in at least four of the above areas is required, and candidates with experience in more areas will be strongly preferred. Candidates may have an MSc or a PhD in a relevant field, but this is not required.
Closing Date: 7th May 2018
Location: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, DK

Further information and details on how to apply is available here.
Questions can be sent to Prof. Director Claudio Pica, SDU eScience / DeIC National HPC center, SDU

Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist

Lehigh University

The Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist is responsible for supporting big data and visualization in various interdisciplinary research projects. The focus of the position is to provide end user support services on the use of hardware and software a well as scientific applications and data visualization for teaching and research. The Data Specialist will work in collaboration with staff from Research Computing, Instructional Technology and the Digital Scholarship Team within Lehigh’s Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Early career candidates with a background in Data Science, Analytics or Visualization are encouraged.

Closing Date: Will remain open until filled.
Location: Bethlehem, PA, USA
Salary: Dependent on experience

Further information and details on how to apply is available here.
Questions can be sent to inemploy@lehigh.edu.

Scientific Programmer/Analyst III

Boston University, Charles River Campus

Lead the technical aspects related to consulting, training, scientific application package support, and the development, porting, and optimization of research-computing software in the Department of Earth & Environment. Serve as the primary support contact for faculty and graduate students on complex projects and issues that require in-depth knowledge of the multiple technical areas within the University’s Research Computing Services Group as well as the core computational research tools used by the Department of Earth & Environment. Work directly with faculty and other academic stakeholders to assess needs and recommend solutions as a representative of the Research Computing team.

B.A./B.S. required, Masters preferred. Five to eight years of relevant experience. Strong analytical skills with an ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables. Extensive knowledge of numerical methods, computational methodologies, and math/statistical software packages (Python, MATLAB, R). Experience with computational workflows and tools (e.g. ENVI/ARCGIS, QGIS/GRASS) related to Earth & Environment. Experience in Remote Sensing and linux environment is strongly desired. Fluency in multiple programming languages and ability to quickly learn new programming languages and tools as required.

Closing Date: Will remain open until filled.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Salary: Salary and social benefits in conformity with Boston University rewards and policies. There is a salary range for this position depending on candidates’ qualifications with mid-point around $80,000 per year.

Further information and details on how to apply is available here.
Questions can be sent to Katia Oleinik.

Research Communities Facilitator

New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI)

The Research Communities Facilitator is responsible for facilitating the planning, development and delivery of Engagement-related activities for NZ’s national HPC centre. Primarily responsible for supporting and aligning with key research communities, this role focuses broadly across the NZ Research Sector, reaching into institutions and research communities to form close collaborations. You’ll work across a broad range of tasks to make this happen, required to contribute to and participate in events, training and networking activities in order to connect our researchers with relevant resources and opportunities.

In order to understand the environments that our researchers and stakeholder groups operate in, it’s essential that you have at least 2 years of research-related experience. Alternatively, you’ll be able to demonstrate a work experience equivalent and/or a history of education and learning in line with the knowledge requirements of this role. You’ll need highly developed communication ability, with verbal, written and interpersonal skills essential. Proven relationship management strengths are also essential, with clear evidence of your ability to build successful business relationships. You should be tertiary qualified in Computer Science, Science or similar discipline. Relevant postgraduate qualifications will be advantageous.

Closing Date: 15th April 2018
Location: Auckland, NZ
Salary: Dependent upon experience

Further information and details on how to apply is available here.
Questions can be sent to Robyn Peters.

Director of Computing

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 Member and Co-operating States. The Centre provides its members with world-leading global weather predictions, climate monitoring, air quality forecasts and operates a supercomputer and archive data centre for the benefits of its members and the wider weather and climate communities.

Supercomputing capability plays a key role in ECMWF’s success and in its ability to implement its strategic vision to 2025. In order to meet the required flexibility for future growth, ECMWF’s data centre is being relocated to Bologna, Italy and will be operational in 2020. The new Director of Computing will be responsible for delivering this challenging transition, fit-out and transformation, whilst ensuring that ECMWF’s computing capability continues to support some of the most critical scientific advances of our time.

Closing Date: 23rd April 2018
Location: Reading, UK (with European travel)
Salary: £114k pa (net of tax)

Further information and details on how to apply is available here.
Questions can be sent to Katy Garnham-Lee.

Software and Hardware Architects for Research Infrastructure

The eScience Center at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Our mission is to support research by the development and provision of advanced ICT infrastructure, services and expertise. We provide services and expertise in the areas of High Performance Computing, Cloud Services, Data Services and e-science. We support large research, educational and government institutions, as well as the business community. We address stimulating and interesting technological challenges, and offer a research-like environment where we encourage the study of innovative solutions. We firmly believe in open-source and web technology as means to reach our goals.

The eScience Center is now expanding its staff in all its core areas. We expect to fill 6 or more positions with this call.

We seek experts in the following areas:

  • High Performance Computing (hardware and software),
  • storage infrastructure,
  • cloud computing and storage architectures,
  • database systems,
  • big data analytics,
  • systems development,
  • full stack web development,
  • continuous development and integration,
  • Linux system administration,
  • data management,
  • research user support.

Closing Date: 25th April 2018
Location: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, DK

Further information and details on how to apply is available here.
Questions can be sent to Prof. Director Claudio Pica, SDU eScience / DeIC National HPC center, SDU

Research Software Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest science research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Since its inception in 2013, the Hartree Centre at STFC has rapidly established itself as the UK’s foremost HPC and Data Analytics technology centre. At the Hartree Centre we are investing in world-class people and facilities to create world-leading capabilities, working with strategic technology partners at our state of the art Daresbury facility.

As part of this drive, we are seeking to recruit a Research Software Engineer to join our growing team. You will be working with the latest data centric and cognitive computing technologies from IBM, as well as our petascale Bull Sequana supercomputer. You will work on a variety of challenging science and engineering projects utilising and enhancing your skills in research software engineering as applied to develop flexible, robust and re-usable digital assets using software optimisation, data analysis, machine learning and natural language processing methods.

Closing Date: 8th April 2018
Location: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK
Salary: £31,357 to £33,997 (dependent upon qualifications and experience and inclusive of annual allowance)

Further information and details on how to apply is available here.
Questions can be sent to Iain Bethune, Technical Programme Manager, STFC Hartree Centre.

PhD position, Scheduling Strategies for High Performance Deep Learning

INRIA

Recently, several frameworks such as TensorFlow and PyTorch emerged and represent the DL network as a directed graph whose nodes represent convolution operations and edges represent data dependences between them. The goal of this PhD thesis is to work on how to allocate the convolution operations and how to schedule them to achieve a better efficiency, typically in the context of platforms consisting of heterogeneous resources such as GPUs and multicore nodes.

Closing Date: 31st March 2018
Location: Bordeaux, France
Salary:
1st et 2nd year : 1.982 euros brut /month
3rd year : 2.085 euros brut /month

Further information and details on how to apply is available here.
Questions can be sent to Olivier Beaumont and Alexis Joly.

Computational Scientist Performance Engineer

ICHEC (Irish Centre for High-End Computing)

To join a team of Computational Scientists working on various research and commercial projects across Earth Observations, Oil and Gas, Financial, Generic Data Science and HPC. The required skills set are C/C++, OpenMP, MPI, CUDA and Machine Learning. ICHEC aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

Please send your CVs with subject “WHPC applicant”.

Closing Date: Will remain open until filled.
Location: Ireland

For more information about ICHEC: https://www.ichec.ie/about
Full details are available here.
For further information, questions or to apply please contact recruit@ichec.ie.

Postdoctoral Researcher (BSC STARS programme – COFUND)

Barcelona Supercomputing Center

STARS programme aims at fostering the training of highly skilled post-doc in all fields of High Performance Computing and related applications. The programme will award 20 outstanding post-doctorate researchers of all nationalities with 24-month INCOMING fellowships, providing them with all necessary tools for developing their potentials, deepening their skills and knowledge in a stimulating, international and interdisciplinary environment, and offering them intersectorial short secondments (1-3 months) with private industry or non-academic research centres (such as Lenovo, CISCO, AstraZeneca, IBERDROLA, EU JRC, AEMET, IRB and CRG in order to boost their career perspectives as successful independent researchers. Short secondments periods under the premises of these partner institutions will take place within the STARS programme. Fellows will also be strongly encouraged to participate at least once a year in an international event in their domain of research.

Salary: Annual living and mobility allowances (35.000€ gross salary) + Annual Family allowance Researchers (1.500€ gross salary) + Annual budget for Travels and Research & Training activities (5.400€).
Closing Date: 30th April 2018
Location: Barcelona, Spain

Full details are available here.
For further information or questions please contact Emanuele Zanchi.

Research scientist for co-design of future supercomputer architectures

Forschungszentrum Juelich / Juelich Supercomputing Centre

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) operates one of the most powerful supercomputing infrastructures in Europe and makes it available to researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich, in Germany and Europe. Through partnerships with leading technology providers, the JSC is engaged in the co-design of hardware architectures for future supercomputers. The goal of the POWER Acceleration and Design Center (PADC) is to advance the development and optimization of scientific applications on OpenPOWER systems. One specific focus is on the requirements of applications from the field of neuroscience. We are looking to recruit a as soon as possible Research scientist for co-design of future supercomputer architectures. This job includes the following tasks:

  • Analysis of application requirements, with the goal of providing input to the design of future OpenPOWER technologies, with a focus on applications from neuroscience
  • Evaluation of massively-parallel hardware architectures with hierarchical organisation of memory and storage
  • Evaluation of programming models for such architectures
  • Work on prototypical implementations of application kernels
  • Support for the organisation of public PADC events

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

Salary: Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).
Closing Date: Position will be filled when suitable candidate has been identified.
Location: Germany

Full details are available here.
For further information or questions please contact Judith Dresen or Dirk Pleiter.

Research Scientist specialising on HPC processor architectures

Forschungszentrum Juelich / Juelich Supercomputing Centre

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) is one of the three national supercomputing centres in Germany. It is partnering with leading technology providers on co-design hardware architectures for future supercomputers. In this context we research on current and future ARM-based architectures for high-performance computing. The research will be performed within the European project “MB2020”. We are looking to recruit a as soon as possible Research Scientist specialising on HPC processor architectures. This job includes the following tasks:

  • Design and implementation of code generation tools for future ARM architectures
  • Analysis of scientific use cases and derivation of architectural requirements
  • Contribute to identification of potential bottlenecks in the design of a future processor design when executing real applications
  • Extrapolation of future requirements towards exascale
  • Supervise and contribute to implementation of mini-applications and application demonstration flow

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

Salary: Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).
Closing Date: Position will be filled when suitable candidate has been identified.
Location: Germany

Full details are available here.
For further information or questions please contact Judith Dresen or Dirk Pleiter.

PhD student specialising on HPC processor architectures

Forschungszentrum Juelich / Juelich Supercomputing Centre

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) one of the three national supercomputing centres in Germany. It is partnering with leading technology providers on co-design hardware architectures for future supercomputers. In this context we are looking to recruit a PhD Student for research on current and future ARM-based architectures for high-performance computing. The research will be performed within the European project “MB2020”. This job includes the following tasks:

  • Implementation and porting of mini-applications on current and future ARM-based architectures
  • Evaluation and performance analysis based on theoretical models, evaluation of available hardware architectures and use of simulators
  • Contribute to identification of potential bottlenecks in the design of a future processor design when executing real applications
  • Contribute to implementation of code generation tools for future ARM architectures

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

Salary: Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (50 % TVöD 13 plus bonus)
Closing Date: Position will be filled when suitable candidate has been identified.
Location: Germany

Full details are available here.
For further information or questions please contact Judith Dresen or Dirk Pleiter.

PhD student specialising on HPC architectures for single-cell genomics

Forschungszentrum Juelich / Juelich Supercomputing Centre

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) one of the three national supercomputing centres in Germany. It is partnering with leading technology providers on co-design hardware architectures for future supercomputers. In this context we are looking to recruit a PhD Student for research on current and future architectures for single-cell genomics. The research will be performed within the data science project “Sparse2Big”. This job includes the following tasks:

  • Definition of relevant scientific use cases in the area of single cell genomics
  • Mapping of use case performance signatures and architectural characteristics
  • Definition, implementation and evaluation of proofs-of-concepts
  • Definition of the architecture for an application-optimised e-infrastructure

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

Salary: Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (50 % TVöD 13 plus bonus)
Closing Date: Position will be filled when suitable candidate has been identified.
Location: Germany

Full details are available here.
For further information or questions please contact Judith Dresen or Dirk Pleiter.

Data Scientist

Purdue University

The Data Scientist will partner with researchers of high performance computing to solve “big data” problems in their ‎research including: interacting with novel big data architectures; the evaluation ‎and implementation of new ‎technologies and ‎algorithms; and the development of materials for documentation and training. This individual will utilize experience, creativity and innovation to solve conceptual ‎computing problems raised by cutting edge research. As Data Scientist you will diagnose a wide range of data problems; ‎design, code, test, debug, install, document and maintain complex programs. You will partner with Purdue researchers to understand what value and insights are possible and may be derived from their data. The Data Scientist will author and submit work for scientific publications as well as provide technical direction and leadership to ITaP staff and ensure the quality of RCAC services.

Purdue Research Computing is a research computing ‎center providing advanced ‎computing ‎resources and ‎support services including access to ‎leading-edge computational and data storage ‎systems, as well as ‎expertise in a ‎broad range of ‎high performance computing activities, to support the ‎‎computationally-intensive research of ‎Purdue faculty, staff and ‎research ‎partners nationwide.‎ For more information, visit our website: https://www.rcac.purdue.edu/

Salary: Dependent on experience
Closing Date: The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
Location: West Lafayette, IN, USA

Full details area available here.
If you have questions about this position please contact Preston Smith, Director of Research Services and Support, for more information.

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