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Computational scientist

posted Nov 8, 2010, 3:55 AM by Pantelis Bagos

Computational scientist

The Cyprus Institute (CyI, is a novel, non-profit research and educational institution, with a scientific and technological orientation, with a regional scope. The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC, of the CyI, in partnership with the University of Illinois and its National Center for Supercomputing Applications, is developing as an important research resource for CyI, Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, acting as a gateway between the EU and the region for advancing computational science and technology.
CaSToRC is currently in the process of implementing the infrastructure project Cy-Tera, which includes a multi-Teraflop High Performance Computing (HPC) facility.


Position Description
CaSToRC is looking for a computational scientist with experience in HPC applications and an interest in climate modeling. The project is a co-operation between CaSToRC and the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC) of the Cyprus Institute. This position will be involved in code optimization, providing technical support, training and computational expertise to the development and application of a climate model with a focus on the Mediterranean and the Middle East.


The position has the following requirements:

·         MSc in Computer Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Atmospheric Science, Chemistry,    Engineering (PhD preferred)

·         Experience in the development of parallel scientific applications

·         Experience in programming with Fortran and other programming languages

·         Analytical problem solving ability

·         Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

Additional, preferred skills include:

·         Experience with the development of data-intensive applications

·         Experience with the development of algorithms for parallel scientific applications

·         Experience with writing scalable codes for scientific applications


Terms and Hiring Process
The appointment will be for 3 years with the possibility of extension. The salary range will be commensurate to the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

For full consideration, interested applicants should send by e-mail a letter of interest and CV (in English), and the names of three contactable referees to HR[a] Applications should reach us by December 15th 2010.  Applications after this deadline will also be considered if the position is not filled. Please show the following reference in the subject heading: CaSToRC_CSCM_06_10. Please note that an acknowledgement e-mail will be sent upon receipt of each application within three working days.  For further information please contact