R&D Staff (PHD level) Computational Science

  • Contract
  • Germany
  • Posted 2 months ago



The Fraunhofer ITWM is one of currently 76 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research) and can thus draw on the competencies of a strong network. We, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, see it as our task to further develop key technologies, to provide innovative impulses, and to implement them in practice together with industrial partners. In doing so, we do not only want to build the bridge between the real and the virtual world ourselves, but also to be the link between university mathematics and its practical implementation. Therefore, the close connection to the Department of Mathematics at RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau plays a special role.

Artificial neural networks find wide adoption from our everyday lives all the way to scientific and industrial applications. However, complex models pose challenges on the computing hardware to deliver high accurate results with high efficiency. The Fraunhofer ITWM HPC department develops new algorithmic, software and hardware solutions to enhance the efficiency numerical simulations and deep neural network models. 

What you will do

We are looking for a highly motivated new colleague to join our team in the area of AutoML for neural architecture search (NAS) and new system architectural approaches for high performance computing. You will work on industrial and scientific applications, novel RISC-V based hardware architectures all the way to high performance systems and programmable hardware (FPGAs). The software you are dealing with is used on premises as well as in common cloud environments. If you feel ready to dive into this multi-disciplinary challenge, we are looking forward to hearing from you. 

What you bring to the table

  • A doctoral degree (PhD) in physics, mathematics, chemistry or biology
  • Prior experience in software development
  • Excellent mathematical understanding 
  • Prior knowledge in deep learning advantageous
  • Very good knowledge in Python and C++ programming advantageous
  • Knowledge in High Performance Computing and computer architecture beneficial
  • English speaking and understanding C1/C2, German speaking and understanding advantageous

What you can expect

  • Exciting tasks in a dedicated, international team of scientists who are completely committed to applied research
  • Practical relevance through interesting and varied project work in innovative and agile teams
  • A varied and exciting job at the interface between research and application 
  • Room for your own ideas and independent action
  • Close mentoring and constructive feedback
  • A modern, dynamic and exciting work environment with short decision-making processes and a flat hierarchy
  • Latest technology in an exciting research environment
  • Fraunhofer ITWM shows an extraordinary commitment to a family-friendly work environment

The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position can be filled part-time and is initally limited to two years.

We value and promote the diversity of our employees’ skills and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!

Question will be answered by:

Dr. Jens Krüger
[email protected]

More information about the department can be found here: High Performance Computing – Fraunhofer ITWM

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM 


Requisition Number: 65287                Application Deadline:

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