The research group for Parallel Computing at the Institute of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Informatics of the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) is offering a

3-year PhD candidate position
position has been filled

to work in a funded research project (FWF) on

Offline and Online Autotuning of Parallel Applications

This project deals with autotuning strategies in the context of MPI (the Message-Passing Interface) and other interfaces in High Performance Computing. The research project will be led by Assoc Prof Sascha Hunold. You can contact him if you have any question.


·      A good Master's degree in computer science or other related area

·      Solid knowledge of parallel computing, preferably parallel algorithms, shared-memory multi-processor programming (OpenMP), HPC (MPI)

·      Good theoretical grounding in Computer Science (algorithms and data structures, complexity, ...)

·      Good programming skills in C/C++, Python, and R

·      Experience with Linux

·      Enthusiasm for Parallel Computing and Computer Science in general

·      German is not required, but fluency in English (written and spoken) is a must.

We offer

·      Approximate gross salary: about 31,000 EUR/year

·      Type of contract: Temporary

·      Hours per week: 30

·      Trial period: 12 months

Application Documents

Your application should be submitted to as soon as possible. The e-mail subject should be “AUTOTUNE” and it should include the following documents as PDF files:

1.     A motivation letter (max 1 page)

2.     Full CV including at least 2 references

3.     Copies of BSc and MSc degrees, as well as transcripts for all study programs