Postdoc in High Performance and Scientific Computing

Brno, Czech Republic
19 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Infrastructure DivisionInstitute of Computer Science

Deadline 14 Dec 2018
Start date Negotiable

We are seeking a well-motivated postdoc in one or both following areas of High Performance and Scientific Computing.

The responsibility of the candidate will be to contribute research in at least one of the following: 

  • Autotuning and automatic optimization methods for CPUs and accelerators (primary GPUs, we are also interested in MIC or FPGA). We are currently focusing to online autotuning for heterogeneous computing nodes. The main challenge here is the development of a fast tuning space search method, which can tune program online with partial knowledge of program behavior with different setup (e.g., different hardware or input). We are also developing automatic source-to-source transformation methods allowing fusion of CUDA or OpenCL kernels and plan to connect autotuning with task-based runtime systems. 
  • Application of autotuning frameworks, task-based systems and source-to-source transformation methods for parallelization, optimization, and acceleration of scientific software from various fields.  Seeking a novel approach (that the applicant may bring with him/her e.g., as the result of his/her Ph.D. work) for re-formulation and parallelization/acceleration of scientific algorithms. We can offer a strong interdisciplinary background and collaborations in the area of computational chemistry (molecular docking and molecular dynamics) and cryo-electron microscopy. We further plan to connect autotuning with deep-NN frameworks. 

Job characteristics and specifics: 

  • Perform research in the area of HPC and Scientific Computing 
  • Publish in high-quality journals and conferences 
  • Support Ph.D. and undergraduate students  
  • Identify and pursue new research lines 

You should have

  • Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or Mathematics or closely related field 
  • Publication record in the area of our interests 
  • Excellent autonomous thinking and problem-solving skills 
  • Good English (at least C1 level) 

What do we offer? 

  • Unique workplace at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic 
  • Administrative support (visa formalities, accommodation, etc.) 
  • Collaboration with international community 
  • A young and flexible team, support for your research vision 
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Six weeks of vacation, meal vouchers, pension insurance contribution 
  • Creative and challenging work environment, possibility to travel abroad 
  • Monthly gross salary starting at 2500 € depending on experience and the exact role taken; premium available in case of excellent results 
  • Additional funding available for travel expenses 
  • Free parking close to Brno city center 
  • Regular team-building activities 
  • Note that life cost in Brno is lower than average in Europe (see, but the quality of life is high (see The salary offered is two times higher than the average salary in the Czech Republic.

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