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Computational Scientist-Climate Applications (CaSToRC_CSCA_17_06)

Reference Number
CaSToRC_CSCA_17_06
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 Cyprus Institute are represented by three research centers: the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CASTORC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC), and the Energy Environment Water Research Center (EEWRC). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

Description of the position

CaSToRC invites applications for a Computational Scientist with High Performance Computing (HPC) expertise. The position is within the EU project VI-SEEM https://vi-seem.eu/ and the successful candidate is expected to assume and pursue research activities in the area of atmospheric and climate modelling.

The successful candidate will work at CaSToRC with a main focus on Climate modelling related services and research activities including the development of codes of current and future supercomputers.

Responsibilities:

  • Integration of Climate modelling related services, data, and visualization
  • Development of codes optimized for accelerators
  • Preparation of training material and participation in training courses
  • Provision of support for the users in climate modeling
  • Preparation of reports related to the project
  • Coordination with other participating partner sites, and members of the user community
Job Requirements

Required qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience:

  • PhD in Sciences such as Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science or any other relevant field
  • Significant experience in a programming language such as C and C++, Fortran, etc.
  • Experience in parallel programming and HPC technologies
  • Proficiency in oral and written English 
  • Analytical problem solving ability
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills

Additional, preferred skills and knowledge include:

  • Knowledge of climate modelling tools
  • Knowledge of data management techniques and methods
  • Experience in development and implementation of scientific workflow systems
  • Knowledge of CUDA or other GPU programming paradigms

The initial appointment will be for a fixed term of one year with possibility of renewal. The salary range will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

Application/Contact

For full consideration, interested applicants should attach a letter of interest, CV and the names of three contactable referees (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Prof. Constantia Alexandrou (c.alexandrou@cyi.ac.cy). Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Closing Date
Monday, July 31, 2017
Center
Status
Open