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Postdoctoral Fellow(s) in Lattice Gauge Theory ( CaSToRC_PDFLGT_19_05)

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Job Description

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit science and technology institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research aims of the CyI are represented by three research centers: the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC), and the Energy Environment Water Research Center (EEWRC). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

CaSToRC is seeking to recruit Post-Doctoral Fellows in Lattice QCD, to contribute in the research activities of the recently awarded project with title “New Physics Insights from Exascale Simulations of QCD” (NextQCD). The project foresees large-scale simulations for the generation of state-of-the-art, large volume lattice ensembles and the study of nucleon structure, with focus on the nucleon-pion system and resonance parameters.

The successful candidate(s) will contribute in the research activities of The Cyprus Institute lattice QCD group that include hadron structure, algorithmic and code development for various computer architectures, and large-scale lattice QCD simulations. Exchanges with the partners in the NextQCD project are foreseen, namely with the University of Cyprus, the Jülich Supercomputing Center and the University of Wuppertal. Beyond the consortium members, collaborators include the lattice QCD groups in the Extended Twisted Mass Collaboration (ETMC) at DESY-Zeuthen, Bonn, Frankfurt, Rome and Temple Universities.

The appointment(s) will be of a full time basis, initially for a fixed term period of two (2) years with the potential of contract renewal depending on performance and availability of funds. The annual salary will depend on the applicants’ experience and qualifications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Large-scale simulations for the generation of state-of-the-art lattice ensembles
  • Nucleon structure, with focus on the nucleon-pion system and resonance parameters
  • Implementation of novel algorithms, such as new solver algorithms and simulation techniques, suitable for next-generation supercomputers
Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • A PhD in Theoretical Physics
  • Academic track record (e.g. publications, presentations at international conferences)
  • Knowledge of a programming languages such as C, C++ or Fortran
  • Experience in parallel programming using MPI
  • Experience with using iterative solvers, such as multigrid solvers, Krylov block solvers, or others
  • Experience in using and preferably programming GPUs
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language both verbal and in writing
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural, multinational environment
  • High level organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills


For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard ( based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a letter of interest and a list of three references (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr Giannis Koutsou, ( Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 


Ref. no.: CaSToRC_PDFLGT_19_05

Contact Person: Giannis Koutsou

Opening Date
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Closing Date
Saturday, November 30, 2019