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Junior researcher in the field of High Performance Computing within the project:”DPS4ESLAB”

The Institute for Alpine Environment is looking for a:

Junior researcher in the field of High Performance Computing within the project:”DPS4ESLAB”
The project DPS4ESLAB - Data Platform and Sensing Technologies for ESLAB – has the goal to create an innovative infrastructure in the new Technological Park of Bolzano (NOI) to (i) develop new environmental sensors; (II) to integrate, elaborate and distribute environmental data; (III) validate and improve the efficiency of integrated modelling systems.

One of the pilot case study (WP 6.3) is oriented to the development of a real-time modelling system for water resource management. A key activity for this purpose is the optimization of the GEOtop hydrological model in terms of computational efficiency and input output data flow (WP5.5).

The successful candidate will contribute to optimize and refactor the GEOtop hydrological model code, working in collaboration with the developers and the DPS4ES lab team, applying it to specific case studies in South Tyrol. Results should be published as open source products in peer reviewed publications.

It is expected that candidates have strong quantitative background, strong programming skills, good knowledge of hydrological and earth systems processes, and good skills in written and oral communication of research results.

It is highly desirable that candidates have competence in high performance (parallel) computing. Working knowledge with integrated hydrological models such as GEOtop or Cathy is viewed favorably.

· Code rewriting and refactoring.
· Improving data structures.
· Code parallelization.
· Set up of test cases on HPC infrastructures ad the Vienna Scientific Cluster.
· Development of scripts for input/output data management.
· Contribution to the drafting of reports and publications.
· Contribution to all other project activities, as needed.

· Master degree in engineering, informatics or a related subject.
· Excellent skills programming, specifically C/C++.
· Experience with high performance computing techniques.
· Experience in using hydrological processes and models.
· Knowledge of parallelization techniques is highly desirable.
· Specific experience on the GEOtop code is highly desirable.
· Ability to work autonomously, in a team and with project partners.
· Good knowledge of scientific English.

We offer:
· A full-time position from 7.01.2019 for seven months that is to be filled as soon as possible.
· An interesting scope of tasks in cooperation with international partners and stakeholders.
· The opportunity to work in a young and motivated team.
· Attractive living and working conditions.
· Flexible working hours.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) within 10.12.2018 to the following e-mail address:
Institute for Alpine Environment
Email: Alpine Environment – alpine.environment@eurac.edu  – www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0471 055 333 / Fax: + 39 0471 055 399
For further information please contact Giacomo Bertoldi giacomo.bertoldi@eurac.edu : Tel: +39 0471 055 314

The project DPS4ESLAB (Data Platform and Sensing Technologies for Environmental Sensing LAB) is financed by the EU program: FESR 2014-2020: Asse 1 Ricerca e Innovazione 3° bando.

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