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As a member of the Helmholtz Association, Forschungszentrum Jülich makes an effective contribution to solving major challenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bioeconomy. It focuses on varied tasks in the area of research management and utilizes large, often unique, scientific infrastructure. Come and work with around 5,900 colleagues across a range of topics and disciplines at one of Europe‘s largest research centres.
The Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM) investigates the structure and function of the human brain on different spatial and temporal scales within the research program "Decoding the Human Brain". The brain‘s high complexity and plasticity over the lifespan of an individual, as well as changes during neuropsychiatric disorders, requires the use of innovative imaging methods and supercomputing technology. Basic neuroscience research heavily relies on modeling and simulation, which are necessary to approach the brain‘s immense complexity, manage the huge amount of resulting data, and develop reliable control techniques. Acquired knowledge allows for the translation of basic findings into clinical applications to better understand neurological and psychiatric disorders, to refine diagnostic processes, and to develop therapy strategies – crucial tasks we have to face in ageing societies.
The department INM-6, Computational and Systems Neuroscience, develops mathematical models of neuronal dynamics and function. We are active in neuromorphic computing and develop simulation technologies and analysis tools.
We are looking to recruit as soon as possible a
Coordinator Scientific Computing
design and continuous advancement of a roadmap for scientific computing with regard to hard- and software
designing a cloud infrastructure and digitized workflows in theoretical neuroscience
studying international developments in hard- and software in the fields of simulation and data science in neuroscience
planning, purchasing, set-up and management of UNIX, Linux, Mac OS and Windows systems, communication systems and software
support of institute‘s databases and online tools (webdav, git, wordpress, website); user management
further development of simulation and analysis codes with regard to system near aspects
measurement of energy-to-solution and time-to-solution of simulations and analysis codes for scientific studies
direct support of scientists
participation in working group leaders meeting
participation in relevant IT committees at Forschungszentrum Juelich
participation in educating staff in HPC aspects
completed study of informatics, mathematics or physics
substantial expertise in C, C++ and Python
substantial knowledge of UNIX, Windows and Mac OS
experience with administration of HPC clusters, file, web and print servers as well as with parallel computing (ideally in neuroscience)
beneficial: Basic knowledge of neuroscience concepts
ability and willingness to work independently and proactively
confident appearance and ability to work cooperatively in an interdisciplinary environment
good interpersonal and communication skills
structured and systematic working style
fluent in English (spoken and written)
international, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
a comprehensive further training Programme
flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
limited for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects
salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)
Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
We look forward to receiving your application, preferably via our online recruitment system on our career site, quoting the reference number 2017-321.
Tel.: 02461 61-9700