Research Scientist – Exascale Development

The Parallel Computing Institute is committed to advancing parallel computing technologies. XPACC is working to develop the computer science tools to bring scientific prediction codes to exascale computers, which are the next generation of large parallel computers whose power demands are imposing hardware changes that dictate entirely new approaches to data structures, algorithms and scientific computing in general.

XPACC Exascale Development: This area focuses on the direct integration of the exascale‐focused computer science tools developed within the Center into our predictive simulation capability. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
• Implement exascale tools to enable access for forthcoming heterogeneous architectures
without disrupting the production run capabilities
• Maintain a suite of model codes for our production software
• Orchestrate the testing of codes on pre‐exascale and exascale‐model platforms
• Deliver tools and test codes to personnel at NNSA laboratories and test code provided
by laboratory personnel
• Report results at conferences and in literature
• Seek opportunities for broader collaborative interactions at Illinois, with NNSA personnel,
and nationally
• Work with center leadership to develop strategies and pursue opportunities to broaden
the impact of the center’s efforts through additional funding
• Seek and/or communicating with industrial partners
• Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum requirements include a PhD degree computer science, computational science or related area with experience is advanced large‐scale computation. Preferred requirements include some postdoctoral experience, experience working in teams across disciplines, and/or hands‐on development experience with intricate scientific codes and software.

The Research Scientist positions are full-time, benefits-eligible Academic Professional positions appointed on a 12‐month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary and lead role designation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for one of these positions, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references by May 30, 2015, as a single PDF file. Please indicate your area of preference within your cover letter, but note that the principal investigator will have the final determination of appropriate area designation. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Amy Pruitt, , 217‐244‐1802.

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