The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is operated by ETH Zurich and is located in Lugano, Switzerland. CSCS develops and provides key supercomputing capabilities for solving important problems in science and society. CSCS is now fully integrated in the European scenario where the scientific computing community is facing massive application software development challenges due to node architectures that are rapidly becoming more massively parallel and heterogeneous.
Computational Scientist
In this demanding role you will have the opportunity to work together with domain scientists enabling them on the European Tier-0-systems. You will contribute with your expertise to address application scaling by gradually improving performance and parallelization. You will be able to use your knowledge of HPC and accelerators (GPU, Xeon Phi) to provide first and second level support for our portfolio of scientific application and libraries. The positions are funded by a project, the initial contract will be for 2 years. The positions will be at CSCS in Lugano.
You have a PhD in computational science, or a related scientific discipline. You are the perfect match for this position if you have a sound knowledge of HPC applications, enthusiasm for software optimization and for supporting users on Tier-0 systems. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential alongside the ability to collaborate with peers and research teams. Your excellent command of spoken and written English (our official working language) and enthusiasm for working in an international environment helps you fulfilling your goals. You have experience with HPC technologies such as GPUs, multi-core and distributed systems, along with CUDA, MPI, OpenMP. Experience in supporting users and optimizing existing scientific software and in C++ and Python are expected.
For further information about the position please contact Guilherme Peretti-Pezzi by email peretti@cscs.ch (no applications please) and visit our website www.cscs.ch.

We look forward to receiving your complete online application, addressed to Stephanie Frequente, CSCS Human Resources, via Trevano 131, 6900 Lugano. Applications via email cannot be considered. We also do not take agency applications into consideration.