Postdoctoral Fellow

Your tasks

During this fully funded two-year postdoctoral you will lead OPAL's future develop-ment into a performance portable accelerator modelling framework targeting exascale hardware architectures. OPAL (Object Oriented Parallel Accelerator Library) is a C++ based massively parallel open source program for tracking charged particles in large scale accelerator structures and beam lines (see This work will be done closely with the 12 OPAL developers. You will be able to supervise bachelor and master students from ETH and EPFL.

Your profile

  • PhD degree in computer science, numerical mathematics, physics or a similar domain
  • Strong numerical and high performance computing background
  • Knowledge of numerical methods for elliptic and hyperbolic PDEs
  • Knowledge of particle in cell methods is an asset
  • We also expect that candidates are proficient C++ ( >= C++ 17) and MPI
  • Knowledge of Kokkos or a similar performance portable framework is an asset
  • Fluency in English, additional German language skills are beneficial

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is initially limited to 2 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Andreas Adelmann, phone +41 56 310 42 33 or email

Please submit your application online by 19 March 2023 (including list of publications and addresses of 2 referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 7102-02).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland