Scientific Staff Member/ PhD Candidate

The Hessian Competence Center for High-Performance Computing (HKHLR) is looking for a

Scientific Staff Member/ PhD Candidate

We are looking for a candidate either with a Masters or Diploma degree wanting to pursue doctoral studies, or with a doctoral degree wanting to pursue postdoctoral studies.

The position is available immediately, initially limited until 31.12.2020, and associated with the Scientific Computing Group within the computer science Department of the Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Your tasks:

You will support the development and operations of scientific high-performance computing in the state of Hesse. To this end, you will directly interact with scientific users of Hessian high-performance computers, participate in scientific projects, and educate HPC users, for example in tutorials. You will interact with the systems staff of the Hessian HPC computers to optimize the use of their systems. The results of your scientifically oriented projects will be disseminated in peer-reviewed publications and HKHLR-internal documentation.

Your qualifications:

You have a Diploma/masters, or doctorate degree, comparable to a German University degree, and experience in parallel computing (e.g. MPI and OpenMP), programming experience with languages such as C, C++, or Fortran, and experience with the Linux operating system. In addition to your technical qualifications, you are proficient in English and preferably also in German, and are generally interested in scientific high-performance computing and the solution of challenging scientific and engineering problems.

Additional Skills:

It would be advantageous if you had experience in some of the following topics: Application of program development tools (e.g. debugger, profiler or other program analysis tools, for example for performance analysis) and knowledge in the programming of accelerators (for example with CUDA, OpenCL or OpenACC).

The Technische Universität Darmstadt ( ) is an autonomous university with broad research excellence and an interdisciplinary profile, and focus areas in engineering science and information technology. The dept. of computer science is ranked among the top in Germany. Darmstadt is located near Frankfurt in the Rhein-Main area, in one of most vibrant and culturally diverse areas of Germany.

Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Please send applications to Prof. Dr. Christian Bischof (, FG Scientific Computing, Alexanderstr. 2, D-64 283 Darmstadt (

In case of questions, please adress Dr.-Ing. Dörte Sternel ( See for information about the Hessian Competence Center for High-Performance Computing.

Code No. 621

Application deadline: January 20, 2019