Open positions within TREX Center of Excellence in Exascale Computing

We invite applications for 2 postdoc positions and 1 HPC training internship within the newly funded European Center of Excellence TREX – “Targeting Real chemical accuracy at the EXascale”, which will commence its activities in October 2020. Hiring will start in October and continue for about one year.

TREX federates European scientists, HPC stakeholders, and SMEs to develop and apply quantum mechanical simulations in the framework of quantum Monte Carlo. This methodology encompasses various techniques at the high-end in the accuracy ladder of electronic structure approaches and is uniquely positioned to fully exploit the massive parallelism of the upcoming exascale architectures. A main focus will be the development of a user-friendly and open-source software platform in the domain of stochastic quantum chemistry simulations, which will enable the convergence of high-performance and high-throughput computing. 

Postdoc candidates should have a PhD in chemistry, physics, or a closely related field, with a good understanding of methods in quantum chemistry or condensed matter physics, and a strong interest in method and software development. Software engineers should have a strong background in high-performance computing and, preferably, some knowledge of quantum mechanics. 

Positions are available in the laboratories of the following TREX partners:

Dr. Michele Casula, CNRS, Paris, France,

  • 1 postdoc position

Dr. Matus Dubecky, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia,

  • 1 postdoc position

Dirk Pleiter, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden,

  • 1 HPC training internship

Prof. Sandro Sorella and Dr. Saverio Moroni, SISSA, Trieste, Italy, and

  • 1 postdoc position


The candidates should submit a letter, including CV and names/email addresses of 2 or more references to the laboratory of interest.