Computational Scientist or HPC application expert (m/f/d)

EDV & Informatics Garching

Job Code: 11/2020

Job Offer from October 22, 2020

The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) is a competence centre of the Max Planck Society. It is engaged in the development and optimization of algorithms and applications for high performance computing as well as in the design and implementation of solutions for data-intensive projects in close collaboration with scientists of the Max Planck Institutes. The MPCDF operates Max Planck supercomputers, compute systems and data repositories for various Max Planck institutes, and maintains an up-to-date infrastructure for data management including long-term archival as one of the largest such academic sites within Europe.

The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) is looking for a Computational Scientist or HPC application expert (m/f/d) Job code 11/2020. 

The position

The successful candidate will be associated with the applications group at the MPCDF (based on the research campus Garching near Munich, Germany) and will work on the development and optimization of scientific high-performance computing (HPC) simulation codes, primarily in the field of classical molecular dynamics and soft matter research, as pursued in the Polymer Theory department at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. A major focus will be on preparing applications for the upcoming exascale supercomputer architectures.


The applicant should hold a PhD in Physics, Computer Science, applied Mathematics, or a similar subject. A strong background in scientific software development (ideally with C++ and Python), familiarity with common parallel programming models (like MPI, OpenMP, CUDA), and some experience with large, distributed software projects and high-performance computing are required. Experience with particle-based molecular dynamics simulations is desirable.

We offer the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art numerical algorithms, leading HPC codes and latest supercomputer technology and to maintain close collaborations with leading computational scientists and method developers.

The applicant should have good communication skills in English, be flexible and versatile, and enjoy developing and maintaining projects of varying size and computational requirements. The full-time position starts as soon as possible and is initially limited for a maximum period of three years. Salary will be based on experience according to the German TVöD.

Your application

For further questions, please contact Dr. Markus Rampp () or Dr. Torsten Stuehn ().

Please apply via our online application portal with a letter of motivation and your CV by December 6, 2020.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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