KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Computer Science and Communication

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

For information about the School of Computer Science and Communication, please visit https://www.kth.se/en/csc.

Department information

PDC  is the leading Swedish supercomputing center hosted by KTH. It operates state-of-the-art computational and storage resources for a variety of scientific application domains, including mechanics, computational chemistry, life sciences, climatology, and physics. Amongst these systems is the currently largest supercomputer in the Nordics, Beskow, a 1973 TF Cray XC-40 system with over 53,000 cores. PDC is also engaged in major national and international exascale projects, including prestigious Horizon 2020 EC-funded projects in biomolecular modeling and CFD.

Your work will take place at  PDC. For more information go to https://www.pdc.kth.se/.

Job description

The successful candidate will join the PDC support team working closely with academic researchers to optimize their usage of PDC resources. A special focus will be, depending on the background of the candidate, molecular dynamics or CFD. The work will include analysis, improvements, and porting of large scientific software packages, supporting the users of these packages, as well as general user support.

The starting date is open for discussion, though ideally we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to two years, however other arrangements can be discussed.   


Candidates need to have an academic education (preferably PhD) in computer science, MD, CFD, or related fields and proven experiences in developing/maintaining large scale CFD or MD applications on large supercomputers. Good knowledge of MPI and other parallel frameworks, Linux and security mechanisms are required. 

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s web page.


Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

Application shall include the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Transcripts from university/university college
  3. Brief description of why the applicant is interested in the position.
  4. A record of previous experiences with large scale supercomputers


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number D-2017-0412
  • Erwin Laure, Director PDC, erwinl@pdc.kth.se, + 46 8 790 6514
  • Maria Engman, HR Administrator, +46 8 790 9100
Published 31.May.2017
Last application date 28.Jun.2017 11:59 PM CET

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