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BBP - Post-Doctoral Researcher in Performance Modeling

EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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BBP - Post-Doctoral Researcher in Performance Modeling

BBP - Post-Doctoral Researcher in Performance Modeling

The group led by Prof. Felix Schürmann, in collaboration with the High Performance Computing section of the Blue Brain Project, is looking for an outstanding candidate for the position of

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Performance Modeling

To support our efforts to design future generations of High Performance Computing suited for brain simulations.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development/adoption of a performance modeling framework for HW/SW co-design in the context of High Performance Computing
  • Performance analysis, characterization and modeling of relevant massively parallel neurosimulation codes and kernels
  • Contribute to the on-going performance characterization, hardware benchmarking and co-design activity of the Blue Brain Project’s HPC team
  • Intimate collaboration with the Blue Brain Project’s HPC efforts on applications, use cases and compute substrates

Essential skills and experience required:

  • PhD degree in computer science or applied mathematics obtained in the last 2 years
  • Professional experience of state-of-the art HW/SW co-design methodologies and performance modeling literature in High Performance Computing
  • Deep knowledge of modern computing architectures, massively parallel supercomputing systems and large memory/storage systems
  • Strong scientific track record
  • Good experience in performance analysis and code optimization using state of the art profiling tools
  • Experience in distributed and concurrent programming and debugging parallel applications
  • Proficiency in the C, C++ and python programming languages
  • Experience in supervision of students
  • Strong team player and fluent English in speech and writing

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in data-intensive computing and applications as well as novel memory technologies
  • Experience on neuromorphic hardware

What we offer:

  • A prestigious project of global prominence in simulation-based neuroscience research.
  • A young, dynamic, interdisciplinary, and international team
  • A modern working environment based at the Biotech Campus in Geneva Secheron

Start date:as soon as possible ; Deadline for application:until the position is filled
Activity rate:100%
Duration of contract:1 year, renewable Reference SG4

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV in PDF format only, with file name “Surname_positon applied_Cover letter” and “Surname_positon applied_CV” electronically to jobs.bbp@epfl.ch. Please use the position title in the “object” field.


asa 12.04.2016