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  • Scientific Computing Staff (m/f/d)

    Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional University with a strong research profile based in the heart of Germany. As a University covering all disciplines, we offer a wide range of subjects. Our research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. We are closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, our University plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

    The Faculty of  Physics and Astronomy / Institute for Theoretical Physics seeks to fill the position of

                                                             Scientific Computing Staff (m/f/d)

    commencing on October 1, 2024, full-time (40 hours per week), with an initial appointment for 3 years.

    The TPI is active in a wide range of topics in theoretical physics, both in research and teaching. In particular, scientific computing plays a major role in general relativity and astrophysics.

    Your responsibilities:

    • Support of research at the TPI regarding scientific computing and high performance computing, in particular in Computational Relativity and Computational Astrophysics
    • Installation and maintenance of computer infrastructure, services and hardware at the TPI in close collaboration with the University Computer Center
    • Application oriented services with regard to creating modern software infrastructure, parallelization, data management for international collaborations
    • Training and teaching in Theoretical Physics and Computational Physics,
      Willingness for further academic qualification

    Your profile:

    Ph.D. degree in one of the subject areas mentioned above, or in a neighboring area including physics, mathematics, or computer science disciplines. Very good communication skills in English. The candidate should have experience in scientific computing and in high-performance computing. Required is experience in the administration of Linux workstations.

    We offer:

    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) up to salary scale E13, depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications;
    • A comprehensive continuing education programme and individual qualification and development measures, in particular the Habilitation is possible;
    • A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office (JUniFamilie) and flexible childcare (JuniKinder);
    • 30 days of vacation per calendar year plus two days off on December 24 and 31.

    Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

    Are you eager to work for us? Then apply by 26.08.2024 using our online form.

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