As the International Laboratory for Earth System Prediction (iHESP) is being established, we are recruiting an assistant research scientist specializing in high-performance computational science with application to high-resolution climate and Earth system modeling. The successful candidate is expected to interface effectively with the research team of iHESP, consisting of scientists from Texas A&M University (TAMU), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM), to understand their HPC-related research needs and to develop solutions addressing these needs. It is also expected that the successful candidate work with the TAMU High-Performance-Research-Computing (HPRC) to provide consulting, technical support and research guidance for geoscience researchers that utilize HPRC resources.
Required Education and Experience:
An appropriate doctoral degree
Relevant professional experience in: Scientific computing and utilizing large and complex HPC systems, code development and optimization in parallel computation and HPC user support and training
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge about massive parallel computation; Ability to benchmark HPC systems and scientific applications
Ability and experience in rapid prototyping of applications
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
Ability to travel internationally
Preferred Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Computational Sciences or related fields specializing in advanced computational methods and applications.
5 years of research experience in using HPC for high-resolution climate and Earth system modeling and simulations
5-8 years of programing experience in Fortran, C or C++, parallel computing environment with OpenMP, MPI, CUDA or OpenACC, Java, Linux, and Databases
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge about high-resolution Earth System models, particularly the Community Earth System Model developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and/or Weather Research & Forecast model and Regional Ocean Modeling Systems, and their applications
Advanced programming skills in Fortran, C/C++, Matlab and Python, parallel programming with OpenMP, MPI, CUDA or OpenACC, Java, Linux, Databases, big data analytics and design
Research to be performed includes but not limited to: 1) Provide expertise in the area of high performance computing application porting, tuning, and performance improvement; 2) Develop software tools and parallel applications as necessary to support and enable usage of the HPC environment; 3) Collaborate effectively with the NCAR and QNLM software engineering teams to understand HPC related Earth system model issues and develop solutions to address these issues; 4) Provide expertise in working closely with end users (geoscience faculty, research scientists, postdocs and graduate students, international collaborating partners).
Write and prepare proposals requesting for computational and data storage resources and project reports.
Perform other duties, such as working with postdocs and graduate students and participating and organizing workshops and meetings, as assigned. Other duties as assigned.
Special Instructions: A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
Internal Number: R-017654
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