Research Assistant/Associate in High-order Spectral/HP Element Methods for Fusion

Imperial College London Department of Aeronautics

Job summary

This role will support research on the exciting NEPTUNE project funded by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), to investigate the application of computational modelling and exascale computing for creating the first exhaust model for a nuclear fusion reactor. This position is part of the national strategic priority fund project ExCALIBUR, a UK-based initiative to develop software capable of harnessing the next generation of exascale...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG02442
  • Date posted 16 January 2023
  • Closing date 15 February 2023

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus - Hybrid
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £38,194 – £50,834 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Aeronautics
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

This role will support research on the exciting NEPTUNE project funded by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), to investigate the application of computational modelling and exascale computing for creating the first exhaust model for a nuclear fusion reactor. This position is part of the national strategic priority fund project ExCALIBUR, a UK-based initiative to develop software capable of harnessing the next generation of exascale computing platforms. Working in Dr. Chris Cantwell’s group at Imperial College London, together with UKAEA and the project partners based at King’s College London, this postdoctoral position will investigate the role of high-order spectral element methods, in combination with high-performance computing and exascale technology, in fusion modelling applications and help to shape future clean energy generation.

Duties and responsibilities

    • Develop efficient software algorithms and implementations for high-order spectral/hp element methods on high-performance computing platforms.
    • Develop code within Nektar++ and within proxy-apps related to the NEPTUNE project

Essential requirements

    • Practical experience of collaborative software development using C++
    • Knowledge of modern C++ language, template meta-programming and software development best practices.
    • Knowledge of parallel programming using MPI
    • Knowledge of high-order spectral/hp element methods or related techniques

Those appointed at Research Associate level

Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering or a closely related discipline.

Those appointed at Research Assistant level

A first / masters degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering or a closely related discipline

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant.

Further information

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Chris Cantwell – c.cantwell@imperial.ac.uk

For queries regarding the recruitment process please contact Lisa Kelly: l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk

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