Opportunities

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Understanding climate and its change is one of mankind’s most important challenges. The advent of exascale-computing in the near future gives new exciting insights from storm-resolving climate modeling on the global scale. The pace at which data are generated by such scientific experiments and large simulations poses new challenges in terms of the capability of efficiently and effectively analyzing the massive datasets generated. To improve the knowledge retrieval process from such analysis poses many demanding tasks for all its components.

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary center for climate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany.  It is one of the premier climate science research institutes in the world. Located in the heart of one of Europe’s most livable and vibrant cities, it provides a highly international and interdisciplinary environment for conducting scientific research as well as access to state-of-the-art scientific facilities.

The Scientific Computing Laboratory SCLab is an integral part of the institute. This group provides consulting and services in the area of scientific computing. The main working tools in the group are the supercomputing systems at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) and other European high-performance computing centers, where the MPI-M Climate Modelling System ICON and its computing environment including its High-Performance Data Analysis (HPDA) components are developed, applied, and maintained. These are the most modern computing architectures, for which off-the-shelf solutions are hardly available, wherefore creativity and innovation skills are necessary requirements. By working for us, you will contribute to increasing the quality, applicability, and practicability of information drawn from climate modeling. For more info on the lab, see here.

To your success, in all cases the following will contribute:

  • Experiene or a strong interest in high performance computing and data production, streaming and handling
  • Experience with simulations on supercomputers
  • Expertise in C / C++, UNIX / Linux, shell scripting, processing and visualization of simulation data
  • Good communication and teamwork skills as well as the ability to work autonomously and self-responsible
  • English is our working language, so proficiency is a pro

 

What we offer

  • Participation in a challenging part of science in an international, intellectually stimulating environment established for the benefit of science and society, not of turnover increases
  • Complex workflows on the bleeding edge of what is technologically possible
  • Excellent opportunities for further (self-)training and development, self-organized or in external courses and events
  • Very good opportunities for self-realization, freedom in and influence upon the decisions what to do, and how to do it
  • A network of very experienced and innovative colleagues within the lab, the institute, and at project partner institutions with a long-proven tradition of sharing knowledge and information.
  • Working for an open source community
  • Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions depending on qualification (E 13 / E 14 TVöD), including extensive social security plans
  • The conditions of employment, including upgrades and duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German civil service
  • The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality

 

The EU Euro-HPC project ACROSS (GA 955648) offers unique opportunities for the MPI-M to address these challenges. We offer 3 positions for scientific programmers for the innovative large EU Big Data Streaming Project ACROSS:

a scientific programmer as Workflow Implementer (f/m/x; MPI-M-W088). The fixed-term position is limited to 30 months, the starting date will be from October 1, 2021. Deadline for applying: preferably by July 30, 2021. However, the position will be open until filled.

a scientific programmer as Team Manager (f/m/x; MPI-M-W089). The fixed-term position is limited to 36 months, the starting date will be from October 1, 2021. Deadline for applying: referably by July 30, 2021. However, the position will be open until filled.

a scientific programmer as Software Stack Developer (f/m/x; MPI-M-W090). The fixed-term position is limited to 36 months, the starting date will be from October 1, 2021. Deadline for applying: referably by July 30, 2021. However, the position will be open until filled.

and an
Student Helper (f/m/d; Stud. ACROSS) to support scientific programming activities in the MPI-M Scientific Computing Laboratory in the context of the EU Euro-HPC project ACROSS (GA 955648). Deadline for applying: referably by July 30, 2021. However, the position will be open until filled.

More jobs:

Scientific Programmer (f/m/d; MPI-M-W096) to contribute to the development of a new generation of Storm-Resoving (km-scale) Earth System Models (SR-ESM). The successful applicant will contribute to build the technically most ambitious simulation system imaginable to be used on the largest compute systems available in the world. Deadline for applying: Please submit your application until 1 August 2021. The position will be open until filled.

More Non-scientific opportunities or "Studentische Hilfskräfte", if available, you will find on our German site "Stellenangebote".

International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM)

PhD positions are advertised and recruited through our graduate school IMPRS-ESM.