PhD in Dynamic Load-Balancing of Multi-scale Computational Models on massively parallel systems
Six cross-theme PhD positions in Computer Science The Informatics Institute is renowned for its research in complex information systems at large with a focus …
- Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
- Vast contract
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
- € 2325 - € 2972 per maand
Six cross-theme PhD positions in Computer Science
The Informatics Institute is renowned for its research in complex information systems at large with a focus on three themes: artificial intelligence, computational science, and systems and networking. Within these themes, specific topics are selected and pursued through theory and application development, using a broad range of methods from computer science and engineering. We also highly value topics that are crossing the themes. This brings together the different fields of expertise and creates the synergy and creativity needed for innovative approaches. To strengthen collaboration we have opened six cross-theme PhD positions on various scientific challenges.
Are you ambitious, passionate about computer science, and eager to extend our frontier of knowledge in how to design and execute high-performance computing simulations? We are looking for a PhD candidate to join our team of interdisciplinary researchers to work together with both computer and computational scientists, using high-end computational models (e.g., an accurate model of the blood flow) as applications, and the largest Dutch supercomputer as a testbed.
What are you going to do?
- Define, deploy, and validate accurate performance models for load-balance in multi-scale computational models for massively parallel computer systems;
- design a novel framework for dynamically minimizing the load-imbalance of a given multi-scale model on high-performance computing platforms;
- implement and demonstrate the framework using an existing multi-scale computational models, e.g. HemoCell, and Cartesius, the local supercomputing system;
- complete and defend a PhD thesis within the official appointment duration of four years;
- collaborate with researchers from multiple domains (primarily computer and computational scientist) within our group and in external groups;
- regularly present intermediate research results at international conferences and workshops, and publish them in proceedings and journals;
- take part in ongoing educational activities, such as assisting in a course and guiding student thesis projects, at the BSC or MSc level.
- A Master's degree in computer science, computational science, computational physics, applied mathematics, or in a closely related discipline;
- a strong background in programming (C/C++ and Python preferred);
- a strong interest in computational modelling and simulation;
- good communication, presentation, and writing skills of English;
- pro-active, cooperative attitude and creative out-of-the-box thinking;
- capability to work in an international multidisciplinary research environment.
Knowledge on the following is not required, but can be considered as an advantage:
- numerical techniques used in computational science, and/or
- scheduling systems of high-performance computing machines, and/or
- programming models and/or models of computation for parallel and distributed computing.
A temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of 4 years, preferably starting as soon as possible but no later dan 1 September. The initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it will be extended for a total duration of 4 years and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. We also expect you to assist in teaching undergraduates and master students.
The salary will be €2,325 to €2,972 (scale P) gross per month, based on full-time employment (38 hours a week). These amounts are exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
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