[hpc-announce] Postdoc position in Parallel Computing at Technical University of Vienna

Jesper Larsson Traff traff at par.univie.ac.at
Mon Sep 12 02:34:53 CDT 2011

Postdoc position in Parallel Computing

Research Group Parallel Computing
Faculty of Informatics
Vienna University of Technology  (TU Wien)
Vienna, Austria

The research group for Parallel Computing at the Institute of
Information Systems, Faculty of Informatics of the Vienna University
of Technology (TU Wien) is offering a fully funded 2 year postdoc
position (with various possibilities for extension beyond the 2 years)
for practical and theoretical research in a theme aligned with the
focus of the group, see www.par.tuwien.ac.at.

The research group for parallel computing is a new group at the Vienna
University of Technology. Its focus is on means and methods for
efficiently utilizing different, real (e.g., clusters and shared
memory systems with accelerators and other HW support, GPUs) as well
as idealized, (e.g., fully connected communication networks, PRAM)
parallel architectures for the solution of given computational
problems. This includes the design, development and implementation of
parallel algorithms and data structures for fundamental, basic
problems (e.g., communication, reduction) and problems incurred by
applications, of parallel programming models, interfaces, languages
and libraries and their algorithmic support, and the study of parallel

Some specific, possible themes are algorithms for collective
communication on multi-core based parallel architectures, robust
collective communication algorithms, language paradigms for hybrid and
heterogeneous HPC, performance portability for high-performance
interfaces and heterogeneous multi-core systems and lock-free
algorithms and data structures, to name a few.  Contribution to other
activities of the group (research projects including aquisition of new
projects), including teaching is expected as part of the position.

The postdoc position is initially offered for 2 years. By good mutual
understanding and productive collaboration there are various
possibilities for extension beyond the two years.

Salary will be for a full-time 40 hour a week position in accordance
with the Austrian standard rate for University employment and
according to prior qualifications.


- A good PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, 
  or other related area
- A qualitatively strong publication record in one or more parallel
  computing themes, practically or theoretically oriented
- Good theoretical grounding in computer science (algorithms and data
  structures, complexity, computability, ...)
- Good programming skills in C/C++, Fortran, or Java; knowledge of other
  paradigms (functional, logic, data flow) a plus
- Research capability, interest and enthusiasm, demonstrated both 
  independently and with collaborators
- Some teaching experience and a positive interest in the teaching aspect

Speaking German is not required, but fluency in English (written and
spoken) is a must. Willingness to learn German for foreign applicants
is a plus. The application should include a short statement of
interests, a suggested research outline (that will be subject to
discussion), CV, copy of doctoral and diploma theses, and the name of
two references than can be contacted for supporting information.

For further questions please contact Prof. Dr. Jesper Larsson Traff.

Deadline for application is 30. September 2011.

Please direct your application to pers1 at zv.tuwien.ac.at, including a
short outline of research interests and possible direction, CV, PhD
and MSc certificates, and list of publications with 1-3 highlighted
main results.

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