17/04/2019

Technologist in High Performance Computing for Computational Volcanology

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceOther
    Environmental scienceEarth science
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    16/05/2019 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy › Pisa
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    36
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    16/06/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    Grant n.823844
  • IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?
    Yes

INGV is seeking a Researcher/Technologist in scientific computing within the Physical and Computational Volcanology group in Pisa Department. For more information about INGV-Pisa, see www.pi.ingv.it.

The position is attached to the H2020 ChEESE project (http://www.cheese-coe.eu/) which is a Center of Excellence in Exascale scientific computing on Solid Earth. The main objective of the ChEESE project is to facilitate High Performance Computing (HPC) on a very large scale (Exascale) for earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and volcanoes. ChEESE is co-ordinated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, and INGV is one of the 12 project partners. In ChEESE, INGV is responsible, among other tasks, for the High-Resolution Volcanic Plume Simulation Demonstrator (PD3) and Probabilistic Volcanic Hazard Assessment (PD6).

The candidate will be responsible for the HPC profiling, optimization and enabling on the most advanced European HPC platforms, of the ASHEE code, a CFD tool for the simulation of explosive volcanic eruptions based on the OpenFOAM® computational infrastructure. He/she will work in collaboration with HPC experts in three of the European Tier0 HPC centres (CINECA - Italy, BSC - Spain, HLRS - Germany) in code development and deployment and with INGV experts in Physical Volcanology and Computational Fluid Dynamics.

The aim of the Task is to perform a Pilot Demonstrator for Exascale or pre-Exascale performance of the code in high-resolution numerical simulations of volcanic plumes. Management of HPC workflows (production, pre and post-processing, data storage, analysis and visualization) will be required, and interaction with other ChEESE tasks, including those aimed at integration with 3D atmospheric ash dispersal model and probabilistic hazard assessment, in collaboration with Italian and Icelandic Civil Protection authorities.

Benefits

The duration of the employment is 24 months.

Salary will be about 55 k€/year, including taxes and social benefits as for Italian employees.

Eligibility criteria

As in the call.

Selection process

The selected researcher will be enrolled in the INGV-Pisa team with a temporary position. The recruitment position will be subject to the Italian rules for public selections. The call is published at the following link (in Italian, DAP n. 113, 21/03/2019):

http://istituto.ingv.it/it/amministrazionetrasparente/bandi-di-concorso/concorsi-pubblici/tempo-determinato-2019.html

Additional comments

For a translated English version of the call and for further information, please contact us.

The English translation of the call will be intended for facilitating the (welcomed) participation of foreign candidates. It is not certified nor approved by INGV Administration and has therefore no legal value. For any dispute and controversy, the text in Italian, published on the “Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana” (the Official Journal of the Italian Republic" and on INGV web site, is the only authoritative one.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceProgramming
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
    Mathematics: PhD or equivalent
    Computer science: PhD or equivalent
    Environmental science: PhD or equivalent
    Engineering: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

The candidate must have a MSc, or other corresponding education equivalent to a Italian MSc the following fields: physics, geophysics, mathematics, computer sciences, information technology, engineering.

A PhD or three years Research Experience are required.

    Specific Requirements

    Solid skills in C++ programming and Python scripting, good command of Linux, and experience with Scientific High Performance Computing are prerequisites.

    Experience in one or more of the following topics will be positively valued:

    • Doctoral degree in fields related to the proposed activity
    • Previous experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics / OpenFOAM

    Work location(s)
    1 position(s) available at
    Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
    Italy
    PI
    Pisa
    56126
    Via della Faggiola 32

    EURAXESS offer ID: 400658

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