Research Scientist in High-Performance Computing (HPC)

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 31 Jul 2023

20 May 2023
Job Information

University of Luxembourg
Research Field

Computer science » Other
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Leading Researcher (R4)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

31 Jul 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

To be defined
Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of ;Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

Since 2006, the University of Luxembourg has invested into its own High-Performance Computing (HPC) facilities. Special focus was laid on the development of large computing power combined with huge data storage capacity to accelerate the research performed in intensive computing and large-scale data analytic (Big Data). This characteristic distinguishes the HPC center at the university from many other HPC facilities, which often concentrate on only one of these two pillars. Nowadays, the UL HPC team is deeply involved in the national and European HPC developments. Further information can be found on . The activities include classical HPC applications such as simulation and modeling, but also emerging ones including artificial intelligence and machine learning, bridging computational science, with data science, and data management (IoT/Edge/HPC).

Your Role...

The HPC team is organized into 2 groups: one group managing the digital platform (i.e., ensuring that the system including middleware is in place and functioning), and one group providing the high level support to end users.

The research and education high-level support team (HLST) of the HPC service aims at:

  • Providing research support to the University research projects across faculties and interdisciplinary centers, including the participation to international/EU and national projects
  • Providing teaching and educational support to the University bachelor, master and PhD programmes as well as life-long learning activities
  • Providing support to the external partners and industry using the University HPC
  • Participating in the national and European efforts in matters of HPC through the HPC, Competence center in collaboration with the national HPC center (LuxProvide) and Luxinnovation
  • Managing the application software stack to ensure domain-specific needs are fulfilled

To this end, research scientist will conduct the following tasks:

  • Perform cutting research and education tasks in the fields of HPC/HPDA/AI
  • Manage the software set and related frameworks
  • Provide high-level support to internal and external partners
  • Assisting the setup of the teaching framework on HPC skills
  • Collaborate with the Technology Transfer Office on the skills’ and technology access framework
  • Participate in the research, education and training activities across faculties and interdisciplinary centers
  • Writing of funding demands and scientific articles in the field

The HPC research scientist will report to the HPC director, Prof. Dr Pascal Bouvry.

For further information, please contact

What we expect from you…

  • PhD degree in Computer Science, Computational Sciences, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent degree
  • Advanced Know-How in the fields of HPC, HPDA and AI, in particular the management of software stacks using Easybuild or Spack
  • Experience in a research environment
  • Experience with industry is a plus
  • Over 5 years of experience
  • Great communication skills
  • Understanding and implementation of project management best practices. In particular, ability to manage multiple projects under strict timelines as well as the ability to work well in a demanding, dynamic environment and meet overall objectives
  • Commitment, team working, interpersonal skills and a critical mind
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory

We Offer...

An interesting, diversified and challenging work in a pleasant environment. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer with an exciting international environment.

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Start date: Asap
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05684

How to apply...

Your application (in PDF format) should include:

-Detailed Curriculum Vitae, your contact address, training record, work experience and (if available), publications and language test results (e.g.TOEFL)

  • Letter of intent including the personal motivations for applying to the University of Luxembourg and its HPC
  • Certified copies of degree certificates, incl. a transcript of courses taken (with grades)
  • Names and contact details of three referees

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …

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