Up to two Researchers
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The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and all levels of higher education. Today the department has 280 employees, including 120 academic staff and 110 full-time PhD students. The Department comprises research and education in a spectrum of areas within Computer Science, Information Technology and Scientific Computing. More than 4000 students take one or several courses offered by the Department each year. The Department hosts the local computing centre UPPMAX and the office of the national infrastructure SNIC.
EuroHPC (https://eurohpc-ju.europa.eu/) is a 1,5 billion Euro joint initiative between the EU and European countries. It allows the participating countries to coordinate their efforts and share resources with the objective of deploying in Europe a world-class supercomputing infrastructure and a competitive innovation ecosystem in supercomputing technologies, applications and skills. In EuroHPC, European and national resources are pooled with the aim of:
- acquiring and providing a world-class petascale and pre-exascale supercomputing and data infrastructure widely available to users from the public and private sector, to be used primarily for research purposes. Here Sweden participates in the LUMI consortium (https://www.lumi-supercomputer.eu/);
- supporting an ambitious research and innovation agenda to develop and maintain in the EU a complete, world-class High-Performance Computing ecosystem, exascale and beyond.
The Swedish node in the EuroHPC Competence Center is hosted by Uppsala University on behalf of the ten main research universities in Sweden. It is one of the 32 national competence centres in HPC across Europe, providing a broad service portfolio tailored to the respective national needs of industry, academia and public administrations. The aim is to support and further increase the national strengths of High Performance Computing (HPC) as well as High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The specific objectives of the Swedish node are to develop competence, knowledge and support in Sweden to aid users to better use EuroHPC for computation and training. The Swedish node will focus on assisting key user communities to enable applications on (pre-)exascale resources, advising users how to achieve scaling and performance for scientific problems on EuroHPC resources, guide new industrial users to use HPC, support new AI/Data analytics applications, and provide training and skills development nationally throughout Europe. The Swedish node is established within the first EuroHPC CC project with the duration of two years, planned to start 2020-09-01, and the perspective of further continuation.
The physical workplace of participants can potentially be fully or partly at other locations than Uppsala University. This will be discussed in the employment process.
Duties: To build a high-quality training portfolio focused on high-end usage targeting EuroHPC to strengthen the Swedish research within strategically important application areas, and to offer courses together with other European and national infrastructure. The aim of the portfolio is to increase strongly the national strengths of High Performance Computing (HPC) competences as well as High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities and to close existing gaps to increase usability of these technologies in the different states and thus provide a European excellence baseline. Efforts will focus on training not presently available elsewhere, including in-depth advanced workshops and GPU hackathons. Training will be developed to target new users in AI/HPDA as well as industry.
Requirements: Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in computer science, computational science, or in a relevant science area.
Proven experience in developing and giving training within HPC and/or developing as well as working with large scientific codes on large HPC systems. Excellent knowledge of parallel computing (MPI, OpenMP, GPU, etc.) as well as C++11/14 is required. Good knowledge of Linux is required.
Additional qualifications: Experience with designing software for large-scale computing for application areas is a merit. Experience in developing training resources for HPC/AI/HPDA is a merit. Good knowledge of python is a merit.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.
The application: Please submit your application including:
- CV – including list of publications
- a letter describing your skills and motivation to apply for the position (max 1 page)
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-09-2020.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 31-08-2022.
Scope of employment: 100%
For further information about the position please contact: Sverker Holmgren, Sverker.Holmgren@it.uu.se or Kristina Edström, Kristina Edström, Kristina.Edstrom@kemi.uu.se
Please submit your application by 3 July 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2405.
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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.
Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/2405
Last application date: 2020-07-03
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