Postdoctoral Software Engineer or Physicist (m/f/d)

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching

Type of Job


Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Job Code: 23/003

Job offer from January 20, 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics as an institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (registered association) is the largest centre for fusion research in Europe with about 1100 employees in Garching near Munich and Greifswald. The scientists are investigating the physical principles for a fusion power plant which - like the sun - generates energy from the fusion of light atomic nuclei. The research is carried out in seven experimental and theoretical projects aimed at developing nuclear fusion into an inexhaustible and safe source of energy for the future.

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching offers within the division 'Numerical Methods of Plasma Physics' (NMPP) a position for a postdoctoral software engineer or physicist (m/f/div).
The work will be performed within the EUROfusion-project E-TASC (Theory and Advanced Simulation Coordination).

Your tasks

  • Development and optimization of numerical and data-intensive computer applications on high-performance computers
  • Development of performance portable software on HPC hardware including GPUs
  • Training of scientists on how to improve their code design and software skills in HPC
  • Publication and communication of training material

Your profile

  • PhD in computational sciences or physics
  • Profound experience in the design of large scientific codes and programming techniques
  • Experience in good software engineering practices (version control, regression/unit testing, continuous integration, documentation tools, collaboration tools etc.)
  • Full proficiency in high level programming languages like e.g. C++ and Fortran 2008
  • Experience in code development on massively parallel computers with MPI (Message Passing Interface) and OpenMP
  • A logical approach to problem solving, good time management, and task prioritization skills
  • Good command of the English language, written and spoken

We offer

  • An interesting job working on one of the largest scientific projects
  • Flexible working hours
  • Training and further education opportunities
  • Company pension scheme
  • Family service & childcare facilities on the company premises
  • Other social benefits (e.g. capital-forming benefits, discounted public transport tickets)
The position is limited until December 31st, 2025. The salary is according to the TVöD Bund grade E13.
The IPP seeks to increase the proportion of employed women in those areas where they are underrepresented and explicitly encourages women to apply for this position. The IPP is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

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Are you currently interested?

Then we are looking forward to your complete online application until 20.02.2023.
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