The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2200 people.

 For accelerator modelling we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow
Your tasks
During this fully funded two-year postdoctoral you will lead OPAL's future development into a performance portable accelerator modelling framework targeting exascale hardware architectures. This will be done closely with the 12 developers that maintain and further develop this open source framework. You will be also involved in the design of numerical linear algebra methods. You will take part in simulation campaigns to address the modelling challenges associated with existing and next generation particle accelerators.
Your profile
  • PhD degree in physics, numerical mathematics or a similar domain
  • Strong numerical and computational physics background
  • Expert-level knowledge of numerical methods for elliptic and hyperbolic PDEs
  • Knowledge of particle in cell methods is an asset
  • We also expect that candidates are proficient C++ ( >= C++ 17) and has in depth MPI knowledge
  • Knowledge of Kokkos or a similar performance portable framework is an asset
  • Fluency in English; additional German language skills are beneficial
We offer
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Andreas Adelmann, phone +41 56 310 42 33.

Please submit your application online by 30 November 2022 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 7102-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland