Research Scientist or Postdoc at HPC Center in Kobe, Japan


Research Scientist or Postdoc at HPC Center in Kobe, Japan
Full Time
7-1-26 Minatojima-minami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan Kobe

Job description

The scientist will join a vibrant team and top-class HPC institute to collaborate with other computer science and domain science teams to conduct research on HPC performance, such as performance modeling, simulation, prediction, and monitoring, in order to enhance the community’s understanding of cutting-edge and future supercomputers as well as applications running on these systems. Furthermore, the scientist will be in charge of benchmark design and preservation of existing benchmark suites to conduct short-term analysis of various systems and long-term tracking of performance trends.

The scientist will be able to research novel methods to automatically apply performance tuning and/or portability approaches to large-scale simulations running on Fugaku or other supercomputers, and will disseminate the research findings through scientific publications.

In addition to the above research and development, the scientist might take charge of various tasks in our research team and she/he could be involved in the R&D for the next generation of supercomputers for the RIKEN Center for Computational Science.


Applicants must have a doctoral degree or expect to receive a doctoral degree before the date of appointment. In general, those who earned a doctorate within the past 5 years will be appointed as Postdoctoral Researcher, and those who earned a doctorate more than 5 years ago will be appointed as Research Scientist.

Applicants should have:

  • Experience in performance analysis, tuning, or modelling of hard- or software system;
  • Knowledge of high performance computing systems; scalable, parallel architectures; and Linux operating system;
  • Knowledge of typical high-level programming languages and parallelization paradigms used in the HPC field, e.g., C, C++, Fortran, CUDA, OpenMP, and MPI;
  • Knowledge of one or more common scripting languages such a Bash, Python, etc.;
  • A high degree of self-motivation, a drive to learn new things, and a desire to solve complex “puzzles”; and
  • Confidence in communicating in English, i.e., reading, writing and speaking.

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