Research Scientist – Computer Science 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 Computer Science Development: This area focuses on the development of exascale‐enabling tools within the technical plans of the center and compatible with simulation needs. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
• Coordinate computational tool development
• Match new computing technologies with appropriate center‐relevant model codes
• Identify test platforms
• Coordinating and document the testing procedures
• Coordinate efforts with parallel efforts at NNSA laboratories. Staff will work closely with center
leadership in these tasks
• Report results at conferences and in scientific publications
• Seek opportunities for broader collaborative interactions at Illinois, with NNSA personnel, and
nationally with center leadership to develop strategies and pursue opportunities to broaden the
impact of the center’s efforts through additional funding
• Seek and/or communicate with industrial partners for our work
• Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum requirements include a PhD degree computer science, computational science or related area with experience in high‐performance computing. Preferred requirements include some postdoctoral experience, experience working in teams across disciplines, and/or experience in HPC systems and extreme‐scale computing applications.

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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