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PhD Scholarship in High Performance Multiscale Computing at University of Amsterdam in Netherlands, 2016

University of Amsterdam is inviting applications for PhD scholarship in high performance multiscale computing. The candidates should have a Masters degree in Computational Science, High Performance Computing, Computer Science, or related disciplines. The salary is in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel. The salary will range from €2,125 (first year) up to a maximum of €2,717 (last year) before tax per month (scale P) based on a full-time appointment. The application deadline is 25 September 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is provided in High Performance Multiscale Computing at University of Amsterdam in Netherlands. Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Amsterdam in Netherlands.
Scholarship Provider: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands

Eligibility: The candidates should have a Masters degree in Computational Science, High Performance Computing, Computer Science, or related disciplines. The applicants should have experience in high performance computing, with good knowledge of MPI and insight in architectures of modern massively parallel computers. Experience with multiscale modelling and simulation is not immediately needed, but a strong interest is clearly required and candidates with experience in this field will be preferred. The same applies to experience with High Performance Computing or distributed computing. The PhD candidate should also form a bridge between the HPC community and the multiscale applications community, and should therefore be capable to ‘speak both languages’. Candidates should be able to work in an international multidisciplinary team.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Netherlands can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Multiscale phenomena are everywhere around us. If we study the origin and evolution of the universe or fracture of materials, if we try to understand health and disease or develop fusion as a potential energy source of the future, in all these cases we find that processes on quite disparate length and time scales interact in strong and non-linear ways. To progress from the current state of the art requires new developments in multiscale computing, as well as at least a factor 100 to 1000 increase in computing capabilities. Advanced multiscale algorithms in combination with petascale resources will help us transition to predictive multiscale science.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The appointment will be full-time (38 hours a week) for a period of four years (initial employment is 18 months and after a positive evaluation.

What does it cover? The appointment will be full-time (38 hours a week) for a period of four years (initial employment is 18 months and after a positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended further with 30 months) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan that includes attendance of courses and national and international meetings will be drafted. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching of undergraduates. The salary is in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel. The salary will range from €2,125 (first year) up to a maximum of €2,717 (last year) before tax per month (scale P) based on a full-time appointment.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should include the following information, in separate PDF files (not zipped), using surname, initials and a self-evident word as file names, e.g. , Smith J CV:
-a curriculum vitae (including an url allowing download of pdf of M.Sc. thesis — if relevant);
-a letter of motivation (at most 1 page) explaining why you are interested in this position;
-a research statement (at most 2 pages), explaining your research interests and how you think they can be related to the topics mentioned in the Job description above;
-a list of all university courses taken, including a transcript of grades;
-the name and contact details (including email address) of two – three referees who can provide details about your profile (one of whom should be the main supervisor of your Master thesis).
-Completed applications should only  be submitted via application-science-at-uva.nl and should state your name, vacancy number 15-234 and the position you are applying for in the subject field. The committee does not guarantee that late or incomplete applications will be considered.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 25 September 2015.

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