[ES_JOBS_NET] Associate Professional Specialist/Professional Specialist, HPC Application & Workflow Positions, Princeton University

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue May 19 10:56:10 MDT 2015


Job Title:
Associate Professional Specialist/Professional Specialist
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences - 24500
Position Summary
HPC Application & Workflow Positions

Princeton University's Cooperative Institute for Climate Science has a 
number of openings in the general area of high-performance computing, 
algorithms and workflows. The positions will support an exciting new 
initiative to adapt GFDL/CICS Earth System models to novel architectures 
and systems.
Our effort will take place in the context of an integrated effort to 
target NOAA Earth system models to these novel architectures, where we 
will contribute to the overall NOAA effort, as well as specifically 
target models and model components used in GFDL Earth System Modeling 
and based on the Flexible Modeling System (FMS). 

The scope of the work is broad: it includes
● redesigning the architecture of the Earth system model for greater 
● the optimization of codes for fine-grained parallel architecture, 
requiring knowledge of compilers (including layers like LLVM) and 
languages for expressing parallelism (MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC, CUDA, PGAS)
● the redesign and substitution of existing algorithms with others 
better suited for novel architectures.
● the redesign of the complete workflow systems for maximizing system 

Candidates will join a dynamic team of computational experts attached to 
one of the foremost research institutions in Earth system science, will 
collaborate with top scientists and algorithm developers in the field, 
and will have access to an extraordinary range of computational and data 
resources. This is a growth area for the lab and the lab's group leading 
this effort, and candidates will have considerable leeway to develop 
their own ideas within the context of the lab's mission. Candidates must 
be able to work in a team environment that combines the collegiality of 
an academic setting with the focus of a mission agency, and be able to 
deliver rigorously tested results to meet deliverables for international 
collaborative science missions. Occasional travel to project meetings, 
site visits, and national and international conferences and workshops is 
to be expected.

Appointments will be made at either the Associate Professional 
Specialist or Professional Specialist rank, depending on the candidate's 

Applicants must apply online to http://jobs.princeton.edu, Requisition 
#1500296 and submit a CV, publication list and contact information for 
at least 3 references. This position is subject to the University's 
background check policy.
Essential Qualifications
Candidates must possess an MS in a relevant field (computer science, or 
physical sciences) and at least two years experience working with 
weather or climate codes and runtime environments in an HPC context. At 
least one senior hire (PhD, and/or 10 years relevant experience 
required) is envisioned. Knowledge of one or more parallel programming 
methods is desirable.

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