MODEST: Positions Available

  1. Software Engineer Positions at Heidelberg University.

    The Zentrum fur Astronomie der Universitat Heidelberg (ZAH) invites applications for two software engineer positions (one in the area of support for scientific supercomputing, another in the area of cyber science infrastructure) within the Collaborative Research Center (Sonderforschungsbereich, SFB) 881 "The Milky Way System" at Heidelberg University. Scientists involved in the SFB investigate the origins and evolution of the Milky Way (see Within the SFB (supported by German Science Foundation DFG) a GPU accelerated supercomputer has been designed and is operated now at Julich Supercomputing Center (JSC), in close collaboration between the science and support teams in Heidelberg and Julich.

    Ideally, the successful applicants for the positions should be able to accomplish the following tasks:

    I. Support for Scientific Supercomputing

    II. Cyber Science Infrastructure

    Applicants should have at least a bachelor of science or equivalent technical college degree, basic salary will be determined by Univ. of Heidelberg according to degrees and experience of the candidate, according to Baden-Wurttemberg public service tariff. Those with master of science or similar may also apply. For application a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a one-page summary of capabilities and current and future interests related to the tasks described above should be submitted. Letters of recommendation by previous employers or scientists familiar with the applicants work should be sent to us as well (minimum one, not more than three). Applications will be reviewed on a continous basis until the positions are filled. Applications that reach us until August 18, 2013, will have full consideration; the initial appointment is expected to start in this autumn (2013) and last until Dec. 31, 2014, with possible prolongation. Only electronic submissions in pdf format will be considered. Applications need to be submitted in a single pdf file (except the recommendation letters).

    E-Mail Address for sending applications and recommendation letters:

    Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Zentrum fur Astronomie, University of Heidelberg attn. to Mrs. Martina Buchhaupt (SFB881)

    Questions about the project and science related to these positions:

    Prof. Rainer Spurzem, Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Zentrum fur Astronomie, Univ. of Heidelberg currently at: National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Phone on Request

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