Research Associate in High Performance Computing

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
£32,548 to £36,613 per annum
09 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
07 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in the world-leading Solid Mechanics Research Group (SMRG) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol (UoB), this is an exciting opportunity to participate in a programme of research pertaining to High Performance Computing (HPC) in a solid mechanics context. UoB has steadily increased its HPC provision and research activities in recent years. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in high-impact research in SMRG, while also being part of a wider HPC community.

You will have existing experience of developing, debugging, profiling, optimising and benchmarking HPC codes. You will also have good knowledge of modern Fortran, MPI and OpenMP.

You will be responsible for delivering a programme of profiling, benchmarking and optimisation work associated with the CAFE framework and links with ARCHER KNL. You will also evaluate and use profiling and debugging tools for coarrays + MPI + OpenMP codes at scale, on ARCHER and BlueCrystal.

You will also assist PhD students working on the physical side of the CAFE model with best practices in portable and scalable code development. You will also identify new research opportunities and collaborations, prepare proposals for access to EU and USA HPC systems and write scientific papers for journal publications and conferences.

You will have a passion for HPC and a 1st degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, physics or engineering. You will have a substantial HPC experience and a good broad knowledge of the HPC field. You will have a record of relevant publications in academic journals.

This post is offered on a full time open ended basis with funding for up to 24 months in the first instance. Interviews are expected to be held shortly after the closing date.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Anton Shterenlikht (

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities. 

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