Agent-based Digital Twins Simulator (IT-GOV-INN-2024-17-GRAP) job at CERN

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Job Description

Your responsibilities

The BioDynaMo system is is an open-source, agent-based simulation software originally designed to simulate the behaviour of billions of cells by CERN and other members of the BioDynaMo collaboration. CERN is currently working on extending the simulation engine as part of a large-scale Digital Twin system able to simulate complex dynamic systems. This job opening is for an experienced C++ Software Developer to lead the future development of the system at CERN and the integration in the Digital Twin architecture in collaboration with the BioDynaMo medical researchers and software engineering team. The position is expected to be filled in April 2024 for 2 years.

As a successful candidate you will work on extending the agent-based system with new classes of objects and behaviours supporting two major use cases of cancer immunotherapy and infective diseases transmission modelling. You will also work on streamlining and optimising the software architecture for scalability and deployment on distributed Cloud and HPC infrastructures and improve the usability of the application.

A qualification in the field of Computer Science or a closely related field is required.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge:

Technical Competencies:

  • Excellent skills in the C++ programming language, performance profiling, good knowledge of the Linux operating system, bash scripting, foundations in Python.
  • Strong knowledge in parallel, distributed, and high-performance computing frameworks.
  • Proven experience in taking part in the design of large software projects, preferably in the domain of scientific computing.
  • Knowledge of agent-based simulation systems and computational biology is an advantage.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Achieving results: Delivering high quality work.
  • Managing self: Working well autonomously, taking on activities and tasks without prompting, remaining objective, focused and productive in a stressful environment.
  • Working in teams: Supporting users that require help, sharing information openly with others.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have a professional background in Computer Science (or a related field) and have either:
    • a Master’s degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
    • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.

Additional Information

Job closing date: June 13 at 23:59 hrs CEST.

Job reference: IT-GOV-INN-2024-17-GRAP

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-August-2024

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6212 and 6828 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

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Geneva, Switzerland
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