Vacancy Ref: COMPSC11

Salary (Grade R1 PhD): £32,548 to £38,833 per annum plus £2,166 per annum London Weighting 

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Dr Derek Groen in the Computer Science Department at Brunel University London. The successful candidate will join an active and growing research group and will work on the design, development and application of a toolkit to verify multiscale simulations executing on large scale computing platforms, including those at the emerging exascale. The work will be performed as part of the Verifying Exascale Computing for Multiscale Applications (VECMA) project, a €4M EU-funded project which includes a range of high profile institutional partners across Europe.

The postholder will work, collaboratively, on creating and applying flexible software tools which will facilitate VVUQ (verification, validation and uncertainty quantification) for high performance computing simulations. The toolkit has a specific focus for so-called multiscale simulations, where different types of computational models are combined to solve a complex scientific problem. As such a toolkit does not exist today, the technical work will be accompanied with extensive research work and the preparation of manuscripts in the relevant research areas.

The postholder will also be expected to support the application of the toolkit in specific application domains, and to help coordinate the development activities within the VECMA project as a whole. In addition, the postholder will be expected to assist in teaching and administrative duties as required (e.g., the writeup of EU deliverables or supervision of students), and support the maintenance and enhancement of the collaboration software infrastructure within the research group.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in an appropriate discipline, and have a clear understanding of high performance computing and uncertainty quantification in the context of modelling and simulation. In addition, they have substantial experience in Python programming, and demonstrable experience with collaborative software development.

Please note that appointment at R1 grade is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at a lower grade.

A Job Description and is available for download from this page. Please include a publication list along with CV.

Closing date for applications:  June 15th 2018 

For further details and to apply please visit 

Research Fellow in High Performance Computing – Brunel University London

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