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HPC Research Scientist
- This position offers the possibility to acquire a PhD degree -


Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)

Ihre Aufgaben

The Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) is a central scientific institution of KIT in connection with tasks in research, teaching, and innovation and performs overarching services within KIT and for external parties.

The JRG-FiNE group develops the high performance, sparse linear algebra framework Ginkgo, which is currently integrated into a wide range of simulation frameworks such as MFEM, deal.II, and openCARP and a partner in several major research projects such as WARMWORLD, MICROCARD, ECP Multiprecission Effort.

The applicant will work within a project focused on the integration of modern linear equation solvers and linear algebra techniques into the OpenFOAM framework, with a special focus on GPUs. This includes the following sub-tasks:

  • Research of suitable methods for an efficient solution of linear systems on GPUs;
  • Creation of best practice guides regarding optimal use fluid flow solvers with offloaded GPU backend;
  • Definition and implementation of an interface to abstract the memory location of OpenFOAM data structures in order to make the offloading to GPUs more efficient;
  • Implementation of unit tests of the corresponding functionalities;
  • Implementation of functionalities for the realization of unsteady flow simulations of objects with rotating geometries like rotors;
  • Documentation of the developed and implemented algorithms.

This position offers the possibility to acquire a PhD degree


as soon as possible

Ihre Qualifikation

Job requirements:

  • university degree (Masters / Diplom (Uni)), ideally in the area of computer science or engineering
  • Knowledge of C++ is mandatory and of modern HPC systems (i.e. simulations, parallel applications and capability computing)
  • A strong background in either numerical linear algebra or fluid flow simulation methods is desirable.
  • Confident attitude and very good communication skills
  • Good language skills in English
  • Knowledge of python, cuda, hip, portable device programming and sustainable software development (git, CI, CB, unit tests, etc.) is a strong plus.

The SCC offers you an exciting and varied job within an agile team as well as a wide range of training opportunities and flexible and family-friendly working time models. For more information about SCC as your new work home, please visit

We are looking forward to your application (Motivations letter / CV / Certificates)!


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

limited up to August 31, 2025

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Hartwig Anzt, E-Mail

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Ausschreibungsnummer: 769/2022

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