Head of the HPC Computing Centre

(Reference number W2015)

Saarland University is a campus university that is internationally recognized for its strong research programmes. Fostering young academic talent and creating ideal conditions for teaching and research are a core part of the university’s mission. As part of the University of the Greater Region, Saarland University enables students and staff to share and exchange knowledge and ideas between disciplines, between universities and across borders. With over 17,000 national and international students, studying more than a hundred different academic disciplines, Saarland University is a diverse and dynamic learning environment. Saarland University is officially recognized as one of Germany’s family-friendly higher-education institutions and with a combined workforce of more than 4,000 it is one of the largest employers in the region.

Saarland University is inviting applications for the following position commencing at the earliest opportunity.

Reference number W2015, salary in accordance with the German TV-L salary scale¹ , pay grade: E14, for 2 years, employment: 100 % of standard working time.

Workplace/Department: Computer Science

Job requirements and responsibilities:

  • You will lead the newly established high-performance computing (HPC) center at Saarland University
  • Represent the HPC center within NHR-SW HPC cluster within Germany’s NHR HPC alliance
  • Coordinate a team to operate HPC equipment at Saarland University and support our research groups to use it
  • Take part in devising and implementing Saarland University’s HPC strategy
  • Devise HPC-related training programs with your team
  • Bring forward the NHR research program in domain-specific compilers and HPC for AI

Your academic qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree / PhD in Computer Science
  • The successful candidate will also be expected to:
  • Have a research background in high-performance computing, ideally in the fields of domain-specific languages and compilers
  • Have strong programming skills in C/C++ and scripting languages
  • Have strong skills operating Linux/Unix-based systems
  • Have a strong background the LLVM compiler infrastructure
  • Have strong leadership skills, especially supervising students
  • Experience with organizing or giving courses at the university level

What we can offer you:

  • A flexible work schedule allowing you to balance work and family
  • A broad range of further education and professional development programmes
  • An occupational health management model with numerous attractive options, such as our university sports programme
  • Supplementary pension scheme (RZVK)
  • Discounted tickets on local public transport services (‘Jobticket‘)

We look forward to receiving your meaningful online application (in a PDF file) by 03.12.2021 to hack@cs.unisaarland.de. Please include the reference number W2015 in the subject line of the e-mail. If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.

The Saarland University is an equal opportunities employer. In accordance with its policy of increasing the proportion of women in this type of employment, the University actively encourages applications from women. Women are given preference in cases of equal suitability, ability and professional performance. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal suitability. Part-time employment is generally possible. We welcome applications regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, and sexual orientation and identity.

Pay grade classification is based on the particular details of the position held and the extent to which the applicant meets the requirements of the pay grade within the TV-L salary scale. Unfortunately, costs for attending an interview at Saarland University cannot be reimbursed in principle.

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Your contact partner:

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Hack
E-Mail: hack@cs.uni-saarland.de

¹TV-L = collective agreement on remuneration of public sector employees in the German Länder

The pay grade assigned to an employee depends on their professional qualifications and the number of years of service. Each pay grade is further subdivided into levels. Entry-level employees with no previous experience will initially be assigned a level 1 rating. After one year at level 1 of the E10 pay grade, an employee will move up to level 2. After a further two years, the employee will move to level 3, etc.