Postdoctoral - Computational Engineering

School/Institution:University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Discipline: Computational Engineering

Employment Type:Full-time


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Postdoc (Research Associate) in large-scale computational engineering

Job Description

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university.

The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg is seeking enthusiastic team members for the following positions:

Postdoc (Research Associate) in large-scale computational engineering

Ref: RCREQ0003981

The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Luxembourg. LCSB develops and applies systems-level approaches to gain insight into the molecular and cellular mechanisms of human diseases.

Experimental and computational approaches are combined to analyze the complexity of biological systems underlying disease pathogenesis. The LCSB is pioneering the way for a predictive, preventive and personalized medicine. Neurodegenerative diseases, especially Parkinson’s disease are major targets within LCSB’s research activities.

LCSB is part of a H2020 grant on creating an HPC/Exascale Center of Excellence in Personalized Medicine – PerMedCoE, coordinated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. In this project, we will develop High Performance cell-level simulation software for converting omics data into Personalized Medicine.

Your Role

  • Develop HPC-scalable software to perform cell-level simulations
  • Improve the performance, refactoring and scaling of core applications for pre-exascale architectures
  • Transfer core analysis functions from existing software and optimize them to run in HPC environments and prepare them for pre-exascale
  • Extend the functionality of core applications
  • Apply scientific software development techniques together with the FAIRsoft principles to the core applications following a consolidated, agile, and streamlined process
  • Write reliable and efficient code
  • Work closely with other team members aiming for a high level of quality
  • Design and develop tests using test automation suites
  • Become a key actor of continuous improvement and innovation within the group

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Wei Gu ( and Dr. Christophe Trefois (

Your Profile

  • A PhD in computer science, bioinformatics, engineering, or related discipline, with expertise in scientific computing
  • Excellent programming skills (i.e., Bash, Julia, Python, MATLAB) is a requirement
  • Good communication skills and the ability to articulate clearly the scientific and technical needs and to work within an interdisciplinary setting, communicating with other internal and external partners
  • Interest in agile computing, continuous integration and deployment practices (Jenkins, Gitlab CI)
  • Knowledge of the version control system git is highly desired
  • Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills are required
  • Ability to effectively organise, prioritise and execute tasks in a highly dynamic environment

We offer

  • A fully funded position. The University offers competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience
  • Participate in the development of a personalized medicine center of excellence
  • An opportunity to join the fast-growing Bioinformatics Core Facility group headed by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider at LCSB
  • An exciting international environment
  • Work place is Belval / Luxembourg, a newly developed science centre in Europe with state-of-the-art infrastructures

Further Information

  • Online applications should be addressed to:

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider

Head of the Bioinformatics Core Facility and Head of the ELIXIR-Luxembourg Node

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter mentioning the reference number
  • List of publications/software projects
  • Description of past experience and future interests
  • Name and addresses of three referees
  • All applications will be handled in the strict confidentiality
  • The university is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Details

Title: Postdoc (Research Associate) in large-scale computational engineering

Employer: University of Luxembourg

Job location:6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, L-1359 Luxembourg

Job types: Postdoc

Fields: Bioinformatics,   Programming Languages,   Software Engineering,   Control Systems Engineering,   Computational Biology,   Computational Sciences,   Computational Engineering

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