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Postdoctoral Research Associate in High Performance Computing

Postdoctoral Research Associate in High Performance Computing

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Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

The institut de physique du globe de Paris is a major institution for higher education and independent research, piloted by an executive board and a scientific council. The IPGP belongs to the University Sorbonne Paris Cité COMUE (community of universities and institutions) and is affiliated with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) as a joint research unit (UMR 7154), in partnership with Paris Diderot University, and joint service unit (UMS 3454).

It brings together around 150 top-tier researchers recruited from around the world, 170 engineers and administrators and over a hundred PhD students from the world over that share the same passion for Earth and planetary sciences. The IPGP has numerous cooperation agreements with prestigious foreign institutions, making it possible to have ongoing scientific exchanges all across the world.

A world-renowned geosciences organisation, the IPGP studies the Earth and the planets from their core to their outermost fluid envelopes through observation, experimentation and modelling. Particular focus is placed on long-term observations, which are essential in the study of natural systems. The IPGP is in charge of certified observation services in volcanology, seismology, magnetism, gravimetry and erosion through its permanent observatories in Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion Island and in Chambon-la-Forêt in mainland France. The IPGP also equips and maintains two global geophysics networks that monitor variation in the magnetic field (INTERMAGNET network) and seismic activity (GEOSCOPE network) around the globe.

The IPGP hosts powerful computational resources and next-generation experimental facilities with top-tier technical support. Its flexible structure facilitates the emergence of research teams in the most promising fields.


Paris, France


Relevant divisions
Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (EMRP)
Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP)
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)

Full time


Salary will depend on experience and IPGP regulation

Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

7 January 2019

Job description

We invite interested researchers to apply for a 2.5 year postdoctoral position to work on extreme simulations of geophysical fluid dynamics. The project includes the implementation and testing of time-domain parallelization methods in existing state-of-the-art codes that simulate convection-driven quasi-geostrophic dynamics or dynamo action in spherical geometry. In addition to the implementation and testing of time-domain parallelization, the applicant will run simulations to address issues connected with the dynamics of zonal jets in turbulent quasi-geostrophic convection or polarity reversals in extreme simulations of the geodynamo.

The post-doctoral researcher will be part of the Centre of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth (ChEESE,, a H2020 European Data Infrastructure supported by the European Union. ChEESE started on November 1st, 2018, for a duration of three years.

We seek an individual with a strong background in applied mathematics, high performance computing and/or geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics. Solid experience in modern Fortran and/or C++ programming is mandatory. Experience with parallel programming is desirable.
The starting date is flexible. The position will remain open until it is filled. The researcher will work primarily at IPGP in Paris, with the possibility of frequent travels and stays at ISTerre, Grenoble. Salary will depend on experience and IPGP regulation.

How to apply

The application should include the following documents: CV, list of publications, research state- ment and possibly up to 2 letters of recommendation and should be sent to and Do not hesitate to email and for further information.