Director for the Swedish node in the EuroHPC Competence Center
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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: Coordinate and lead the activities of the Swedish work package of the EuroHPC competence center project under the mandate of the steering group. The Director supervises the staff hired for the project. The Director represents the Swedish participation in the project consortium and in relevant national forums. The director participated in hiring for the project and take overall responsibility for hiring, training, developing, and evaluating staff.
Requirements: Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent and additional international research experience in computer science, scientific computing or in a science area focussing on large-scale computing. Candidates should have proven experience in developing and working with large scientific codes on large HPC systems. Candidates should have formal training in project management and an education at the MSc level in business administration.
Additional qualifications: A wide international network within the HPC community is a merit. Experience of managing international projects within the field of HPC is a merit.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.
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 2020/2403.
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Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/2403
Last application date: 2020-07-03
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