Germany: PhD Position in Scientific Computing

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A university degree in computer science, mathematics or a comparable
qualification as well as a solid background in numerical computation and in
numerical algorithms are required. Strong interest and background in
numerical matrix computations (numerical linear algebra) and their
interaction with state-of-the-art processor architectures (multi-core, FPGA,
etc.) as well as excellent programming skills (C, C++, Python, Fortran) are
highly desirable. A high degree of commitment, self-motivation and
creativity are very important.
The position is funded by the project “Distributed Computing and
Information Processing” in the context of the National Research
Network SISE of the Austrian Science Foundation ( and thus will involve
interdisciplinary interaction with our partners in the network.

The employment is expected to extend in total over a period of three to four
years, provided that expected study and research results are achieved. The
tentative starting date of the position is September 2008 (negotiable), and
the initial contract will cover the first year. Further extension of the
contract depends on performance.

We invite applicants to send
– a motivation letter,
– a copy of their CV,
– a short summary of their research interests
– as well as the names and contact details of two references

by e-mail to Dr. Wilfried Gansterer (wilfried.gansterer at
Screening of applications began on August 1, 2008, and will continue until
the position is filled (see also

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