Friday, April 12, 2013

Postdoctoral Opportunity in US

Where: US
Department: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Deadline: until filled
Appointment Length/Period:
The position is initially for 12 months with possibility of extension to three years.

The postdoctoral position will offer research opportunities in large-scale IO library development participating in petascale earthquake research coordinated by Southern California Earthquake Center, a consortium consisting of 600 academic researchers and more than 60 academic institutions.

The successful applicant will have access to world-class high performance computing facilities for frontier research in seismic modeling.
The primary focus of this position is to design and develop a community IO API for a NSF-funded three-year project for portable and interoperable parallel file access for structured-mesh based applications in a message-passing environment, handling internal file IO choices such as HDF5, partitioned IO, and collective MPI-IO with an IO service tools suite.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
Strong knowledge of MPI, Fortran, C or C++ programming languages and UNIX operating systems; hands-on experience with the development of distributed parallel file systems to solve science problems; and the ability to write clean and scalable software are required. The ideal candidate will also have a background in computational seismology with 3D forward and inverse earthquake modeling experience and an excellent understanding in high performance computing. Excellent oral/written communication skills are required for working in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment and presenting at international conferences. An understanding of the various supercomputing storage offerings and a desire to articulate ideas and scientific findings in peer-reviewed conferences are a plus.

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