The Department of Computer Science is rapidly expanding - it tripled in size over the last 4 years and now has around 50 academic faculty. Our new building, joint with Mathematical Sciences, houses research groups in algorithms and complexity, in artificial human intelligence and human systems, networks, and computer vision, visualisation and imaging. This post is hosted by its fifth research group: scientific computing.
Collaborative research between colleagues from Physics and Computer Science has enabled us to secure multiple grants under the umbrella of the ExCALIBUR programme- the UK's exascale software programme-and industry partnerships. In the spirit of these projects, we are searching for a candidate joining our research and software development team.
We invite applications for Research Associate post. The successful applicant is expected to help us improve our existing simulation codes which we use to study novel cosmological theories and models. For this we are looking at a candidate who either helps us with the task scheduling of our large-scale calculations or assists with implementing a multi-grid linear equation system solver or helps us to port the most computer-intense building blocks to GPU's. A previous degree in Physics is not required, though we expect the candidate to be interested in cosmological simulations. A previous degree in Computer Science is also not required, but we expect the candidate to have solid C/C++ programming skills.
Besides traditional computational science experts, we want to encourage those colleagues to apply who have a previous background in quantitative sciences and now want to acquire HPC expertise as part of their long term development in Durham. Our group is diverse and hosts both colleagues with their long term academic ambitions and colleagues who focus on high quality software within the academic world and colleagues who want to lay the foundations for a career in L&D in industry.