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Physicist or Computer Scientist (Post-Doctoral) (m/w/d)

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) one of the world's largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work in this international environment with a team of employees committed to ensuring each day to conduct world-class science.

The CBM (Compressed Baryonic Matter) experiment is one of the major experiments to be conducted at this new facility. CBM will investigate strongly interacting matter by measuring heavy-ion collisions, with the ambitious aim to achieve very high interaction rates. The experimental concept foresees real-time data selection in software, which requires highly performant and efficient algorithms for event reconstruction.


For the CBM department at GSI, we seek at the nearest possible point in time a


Physicist or Computer Scientist (Post-Doctoral) (m/w/d)

as developer for the CBM reconstruction and analysis algorithms.

Posting ID: 771100-19.142


We expect:

The successful applicant will participate in the development of the CBM software for online and offline reconstruction, bringing it to production readiness for the start of experiment operation in 2025. The emphasis is the development of highly performant and parallel algorithms for track and event reconstruction from experiment raw data. As member of the CBM core software group at GSI, the successful applicant will support users from within the collaboration in the application of the reconstruction software. The tasks include the supervision of students involved in the software development efforts.


Your profile:

From the applicant, we expect a PhD in physics or computer science, a strong background in algorithm development for high-performance computing, good knowledge of current computer architectures and concurrency technologies, and the ability to work in an international research team, which requires communication skills in the English language. Experience in data reconstruction in high-energy nuclear or particle physics experiments is highly desirable.

We offer:

We offer to the successful applicant a challenging position at the forefront of nowadays technology, in the context of an international collaboration of about 400 members. The position is limited to a period of four years.


Salary is equivalent to that for public employees as specified in the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD Bund).


GSI promotes the professional development of women and therefore expressly welcomes applications from women.


Handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.


If you find this position interesting and challenging and would like to work in an exceptional, international scientifically excellent environment, please send your application documents with information of your earliest possible starting date and the posting ID 771100-19.142 to the following address by January, 6th, 2020:


c/o GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH


oder per E-Mail an: bewerbung(at)gsi.de


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