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OP#6 – OPEN POSITION FOR QUANTUM ESPRESSO SOFTWARE DEVELOPER @ Quantum ESPRESSO Foundation

The Quantum ESPRESSO Foundation will fund a scientific software developer position, initially for one year and renewable up to three times depending upon the availability of funding. The work will take place under the supervision of Prof. Paolo Giannozzi at the University of Udine, Italy. The gross salary is 32,500 EUR, corresponding to a net salary of about 2000 EUR/month after taxes. A M.Sc. or a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline and experience in scientific software development are required. Knowledge of modern Fortran and of high-performance computation is a plus.

The successful candidate will work on the Quantum ESPRESSO software distribution, notably in one or more of the following fields, depending upon his/her skill set:
* improvement of Quantum ESPRESSO user experience, documentation, testing;
* reorganisation and modularisation of the code basis;
* inclusion of new contributions into the QE main tree;
* improvement of performances, especially on accelerated architectures;
* developments of new methods and algorithms for advanced functionals.

The work requires coordination and interactions with the Quantum ESPRESSO users’ and developers’ community and with the MaX EU Center of Excellence. For more information and applications, please write to foundation@quantum-espresso.org.

The Quantum ESPRESSO Foundation is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to foster and support the design, implementation, maintenance, and free dissemination of high-quality, high-performance open-source scientific software for quantum numerical modelling of materials.

OP#5 – OPEN POSITION FOR A SOFTWARE ENGINEER/WEB DEVELOPER @ EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland).

An open position for a software engineer/web developer is available at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in the MARVEL NCCR (http://marvel-nccr.ch).
For interested applicants scientific research challenges can also be incorporated in the effort, but this is not a requirement.
Excellent candidates are sought with experience in the development of complex web architectures powered by cloud technologies, to support the development and deployment of the Materials Cloud (http://www.materialscloud.org), a web portal for computational materials science powered by AiiDA (http://www.aiida.net).
AiiDA is a materials’ computational framework that acts as a flexible and scalable infrastructure to manage high-throughput computations; Materials Cloud is a portal for computational materials science and an online cloud platform. Such infrastructure underpins the efforts of the MARVEL NCCR; close collaboration takes also place with the H2020 Centre of Excellence MaX for “Materials Design at the Exascale” (http://www.max-centre.eu/).
The project will focus on research case studies for the existing Materials Cloud platform, with primary focus on the portal frontend (in AngularJS) and optimization of its user interface and its ergonomic design, as well as support for the backend development (Python+Flask).
The software engineer would work with a team of 10+ PhD students, postdocs, and software specialists with diverse backgrounds (physicists, chemists, materials scientists and computer scientists) contributing both to AiiDA and the Materials Cloud.

How to apply
Candidates should submit 1) a full CV, including contacts for at least two references, and 2) a cover letter of intent. These documents (PDF only) should be emailed to both giovanni.pizzi@epfl.ch and berend.smit@epfl.ch, with the exact text “MARVEL Web Engineer” in the subject line.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by May 31st; the position will remain open until filled.
– Duration of the contract: 1-year, renewable.
– For additional details on this opening, see http://theossrv1.epfl.ch/uploads/Main/Openings/2017_04_MARVEL_MaterialsCloud_Web_Engineer.pdf

http://psi-k.net/jobs/open-position-for-a-software-engineerweb-develope


OP#4  – 1-YEAR FIXED-TERM POSITION FOR PROJECT ASSISTANT @Cnr Nano in Modena.
Topic: “Expertise in management of international projects“.

The applicant must

  • have an high-school diploma
  • have already worked in management activities of international research projects, be able to work independently  with partners and Institutions
  • have a working knowledge of office suite and web content management
  • proficiency in English

Duration: 1 year.
Deadline: 16.02.2017.
The call is downloadable here. [It is in Italian, please ask for support (info@max-centre.eu)].
Info on Cnr Nano website here.


OP#3  – 1-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRAD STUDENTS @Cnr Nano in Modena.
Topic: “Ab-initio study of electronic properties and excitations in Titanium Dioxide“.

The applicant must

  • be graduated in Physics (or similar degrees)
  • be under 35
  • have a knowledge of theoretical/computational activities in the condensed matter area; use of numeric methodologies based on HPC.

Duration: 1 year.
Deadline: 07.09.2016.
The call is downloadable here. [It is in Italian, please ask for support (info@max-centre.eu)].
Info on Cnr Nano website here.


OP#2  – 1-YEAR FIXED TERM RESEARCHER @Cnr Nano in Modena.
Topic: “Simulation of electronic and optic properties through manybody perturbation theory with advanced computational techniques and HPC“.

The applicant must

  • be graduated in Physics or Chemistry or Materials Science (or similar degrees)
  • have earned a PhD in Physics or Chemistry or Materials Science (or similar)
  • have at least a 5-year experience in theoretical/computational activities in the condensed matter area; use of numeric methodologies based on HPC.

Duration: 1 year.
Deadline: 01.09.2016.
The call is downloadable here. [It is in Italian, please ask for support (info@max-centre.eu)].
Info on Cnr Nano website here.


OP#1 – SOFTWARE SCIENTIST/ENGINEER @ EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in the group of Prof. Marzari.

Candidates should submit 1) a full CV, including contacts for at least two references, and 2) a cover letter of intent to both martin.uhrin@epfl.ch and nicola.marzari@epfl.ch, with “MARVEL Software Engineer” in the subject line (PDF attachments only). For best consideration applications should be submitted by July 31st, but the position will remain open until filled. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted individually for interviews, usually over Skype videoconferencing.
Appointments at EPFL are on a yearly renewable basis, typically for 2 to 4 years.

Salaries for a freshly minted MSc start at ~75,000 CHF, and for a PhD at ~82,000 CHF.
Deadline: 31.07.2016
Call: 

 

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