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HPC specialists with a background in natural sciences or data science/machine learning

Ref LiU-2023-00318
Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application! National Supercomputer Centre (NSC) houses large-scale parallel computer systems and advanced computer graphics equipment for visualisation and virtual reality. We hold courses in the use of high-performance computing (HPC) resources, run a help desk and collaborate directly with R&D projects in the HPC field. Our aim is to provide Sweden’s most attractive environment for research in scientific fields that perform large-scale calculations and other e-science activities. Our computers are available to users around the clock, every day of the year. Read more at

We are looking for two HPC specialists with a background in natural sciences or data science/machine learning in association with ENCCS

The position
The EuroCC National Competence Centre Sweden (ENCCS) is looking for two HPC specialists with a background in natural sciences or data science/machine learning with employment at the National Supercomputer Center at Linköping University.

ENCCS is a national competence center in HPC, funded by the Swedish Research Council, Vinnova and the EuroHPC JU via the EuroCC project - a network of European national competence centers in HPC. ENCCS is hosted jointly by RISE and Linköping University. Read more:

EuroHPC JU is a multi-billion Euro joint undertaking which enables participating countries to coordinate their efforts and share resources in order to build a world-class supercomputing infrastructure and a competitive innovation ecosystem in supercomputing technologies, applications, and skills in Europe. ENCCS provides a range of services tailored to the national needs of industry, academia, and public administration in Sweden. The aim is to support and further enhance national strengths in high-performance computing (HPC), high-performance data analytics (HPDA), and artificial intelligence (AI). The specific objectives of the Swedish node are to:

  • Develop expertise, knowledge, and support in Sweden to help users make better use of EuroHPC resources.
  • Assist key user communities in enabling applications on (pre)exa-scale resources.
  • Advise users on how to achieve scaling and performance for scientific problems on EuroHPC resources.
  • Guide new industrial users in using HPC.
  • Support new AI/data analytics applications.
  • Provide training and skill development nationally and throughout Europe.

For you who likes to work at the intersection between research, innovation and development, we offer an exciting service. You get the opportunity to influence the work in one of the most successful national centers within digitization in Europe. Our workplace is shaped by values such as respect, responsibility, and courage. We have a stimulating work environment and an open work climate where ideas and discussions are encouraged.

The person we need
You must have a doctorate degree in computational natural sciences (e.g. fluid dynamics, material science, computational chemistry or biophysics) or data science/machine learning. You must also have:

  • Strong experience in scientific software development for HPC systems.
  • Experience with GPU programming.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and (preferably) Swedish.
  • Strong communication and team working skills.
  • Teaching experience is a plus.

When we hire, we place great emphasis on personal qualities, abilities and motivation. You can quickly get acquainted with different areas and enjoy working interdisciplinary. As a person, you are relationship-building, pragmatic and enterprising with a focus on developing your competence. You are proactive and solution-oriented in your work. To succeed in the role, it is crucial to be able to collaborate with others; both with other departments at LiU, other Swedish organizations and internationally.

You listen in, reflect and contribute without prestige and proactively with your skills. You are used to presenting to a group and adapting the communication to the audience. Furthermore, you have a genuine interest in people and team development. Of course, you share our values: respect, responsibility and courage and live by these in your daily work.

The workplace
The position is located at NSC, Linkoping University. You will be part of a team of eight people passionate about technology who share the ambition to be the best at developing and running high-performance computing services. With us, you will have the opportunity to deepen your technical knowledge and learn from the best in the industry. You can also be involved in designing our future services in an organization with short decision paths. 

The employment
Full time, 100%. A probationary period of 6 months may be applied. 

Starting date
As agreed between employer and employee.

Salary and employment benefits
The university applies individual salaries.

You may work remotely up to 40% of the time and we offer good terms for combining family and full-time work.

More information about employee benefits is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than February 15, 2023.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody's equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities. We look forward to receiving your application!
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Contact persons

Thor Wikfeldt


+46 102 28 46 79

Björn Alling

NSC Director

+46 735 89 03 32

Anna Jänis

Head of Division

+46 13 28 57 10

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