Research Assistant (m/f)
Campus Belval , 11, Porte des Sciences, L - 4366 Esch-Sur-Alzette , Luxembourg
LISER (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research)
Part-time Research Assistant (m/f)
Parallel Computing and Dynamic Programming using a high-level programming language
Student Contract 10 hours per week
Starting date September 15, 2018
CDD 10 hours per week
Duration – up to 3 months
The student is expected to help with the breakdown of an existing code in appropriate pieces for use in a parallel multi-thread environment such as the UniLu HPC. The code is written in Julia, an easy-to-use high-level dynamic programming language that shares common features with other popular languages. Registration in the Luxembourg Higher Education system is mandatory.
Good knowledge of Java or Python (or Fortran or C++).
Understanding of distributed systems and parallel computing.
Experience with medium-scale parallelism in a HPC (say 120 nodes).
Understanding of algebra and high-dimensional arrays.
Motivation for learning a new programming language in a short period.
Additional desired skills/experience
Some knowledge of Julia: https://julialang.org
Experience with the UniLu HPC
Ideal profile and job rubric
An advanced graduate (at least MSc level) student in computer science, engineering, physics, finance or economics with proven experience in parallel programming.
LISER is a publicly funded research institute located in Belval and devoted to applied empirical research in economic, social and spatial sciences. Interdisciplinarity is a key element for stimulating scientific innovation. The institute attracts top researchers from all over the world and high-level student training is a vivid part of the institute’s activities. LISER is well connected to the University of Luxembourg, and also to other universities in the cross-border neighborhood. It is an integral part of the fast growing research environment of the Cité des Sciences on the new Belval campus in the south of the country (see www.liser.lu).
How to apply
The candidate should submit (1) a short motivation letter (2) a CV that shows their experience in the above (3) university/higher education registration certificate at the University of Luxembourg and (4) a piece of code in any programming language (around 10 lines) that roughly does the following:
constant computer_do_parallel = 1
@everywhere constant cpu = process()
println("Starting code in parallel on $(length(cpu)) CPUs.")
for p = 1:1:length(cpu)
@spawnat cpu[p] println("Hello world, I am worker $(cpu[p]).")
println("Starting code serially on 1 CPU.")end if
This syntax (meant to mimic a code) asks two workers to greet the world. The workers can be located in a local machine or on a HPC node.
Apply via https://jobs.liser.lu/jobs
The position will remain open until filled.
For informal queries, contact Alex Theloudis (email@example.com)
Maison des Sciences Humaines – 11, porte des Sciences L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette