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[Met-jobs] Research Engineer position at Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)

From dubos <>
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Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:37:53 +0100

The IPSL wishes to recruit a full-time Research Engineer to work on
developing  numerical models 
of the atmosphere as part of the international ICOMEX consortium. The
consortium comprises 
groups from Germany (ICON project), France (DYNAMICO) , Japan (NICAM) and
developing models based on icosahedral grids. A key aim is to improve the
ability of the models to 
exploit massively parallel computing architectures with hundreds of
thousands of processors. The 
work at IPSL, led by Dr. Thomas Dubos, will focus on the feasibility of
GPU computing for such 
applications and on the development of an efficient internal
post-processing package, extending a 
recently developed parallel I/O server, XIOS. 

This post, located at Ecole Polytechnique/CEA, will focus initially on the
development of the post 
processing package. This package will generalize to unstructured grids the
operations provided by 
XIOS on latitude-longitude grids. It will also provide additional
operations like regridding and 
upscaling. The development of good interpolation/reconstruction operators
between different grids 
will be needed. The work will involve contributing to the mathematical
formulation of these 
operators, implementation on parallel computers, testing and analysis of
parallel efficiency and 
scaling. Depending on progress on this core task, contribution to other
aspects of the project will be 

The successful applicant will possess a relevant Master's degree or
Engineering degree and be able 
to demonstrate knowledge of the discipline, and techniques required by the
project. The ideal 
applicant will be knowledgeable in: applied mathematics and numerical
methods ; scalable 
algorithms and parallel computing; application to problems in fluid
dynamics or geophysics. 
Development will be done mostly in C/C++ with parts in Fortran 90. 
The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, both
orally and in writing, 
especially as part of a research team and in order to report on his/her
work. He/she will be well- 
organized and keen to deliver useful tools meeting demanding quality
criteria. He/she will 
participate to regular meetings of the DYNAMICO working group in nearby
Paris.  He/she will 
spend time visiting the international collaborators. 

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further
by contacting Dr. 
Thomas Dubos, e-mail dubos(at) or telephone
(+33)169335143. Applications 
will be reviewed in January 2012 and until the position is filled.

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