Post-doctoral researcher – GPU porting of CFD codes (R2)

Context And Mission

There is a need to increase the capabilities of current Computational Fluid Dynamics tools for engineering design by re-engineering them for extreme-scale parallel computing platforms. The backbone of the Large-scale Computational Fluid Dynamics (LS/CFD) team is centred on the fact that today, the capabilities of leading-edge emerging HPC architectures are not fully exploited by industrial simulation tools. Current state-of-the-art industrial solvers do not take sufficient advantage of the immense capabilities of new hardware architectures, such as streaming processors or many-core platforms. A combined research effort focusing on novel numerical methods, more accurate physical models, algorithms and HPC application is the only way to make it possible to develop and advance simulation tools to meet the needs of the European industry. The LS/CFD team will focus on the development of numerical tools, turbulence models, multi-physics algorithms, data-driven methodologies and large-scale industrial simulations.

The selected candidate will participate in the GPU activities of the LS/CFD team in different European and National initiatives.

Key Duties

- Lead GPU activities to be carried out by BSC in the LS/CFD team
- Interact with the different collaborators of the LS/CFD team to carry out our collaborative research
- Research on GPU porting of CFD codes
- Contribute in scientific papers publications



-PhD in HPC methods for CFD
- Msc in aeronautical engineering or similar

Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience

- Experience developing in-house CFD codes.
- Experience using large scale HPC facilities.
-Experience in GPU accelerators.


- Good communication skills (English)
- Adequate physical and mathematical knowledge in the aeronautical field
- Previous experience in European research projects and industrial projects will be considered


- The position will be located at BSC within the CASE Department
- We offer a full-time contract (37.5h/week), a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, restaurant tickets, private health insurance, support to the relocation procedures
- Duration: Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration
- Holidays: 23 paid vacation days plus 24th and 31st of December per our collective agreement
- Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
- Starting date: 01/01/2024