Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in GPU Computing

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The Institute of Computer Science at the Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU) Mainz invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in the group of Professor Bertil Schmidt ( The successful candidate will work in a newly funded project in the cutting edge area of designing and implementing parallel algorithms for Bioinformatics on CUDA-enabled GPUs.

You will

  • Design and implement efficient parallel algorithms for bioinformatics using CUDA
  • Work in close collaboration with other project partners
  •  Write scientific papers


  •  PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, or related areas
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++
  • Strong knowledge of algorithmic techniques 
  • At least one first author paper in a reputable international peer-reviewed journal or conference
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  •  Motivated to work in interdisciplinary research projects

We offer

  • The possibility to work on cutting-edge projects using state-of-the-art technology in collaboration with academic and industrial project partners
  • A stimulating, diverse and international research environment

     TVL-13 salary scale (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter).

To apply, please email a cover letter, your CV (in English), contact address of at least two professional referees and certificates of your degrees to Professor Bertil Schmidt:

  • Starting date: 15-July-2013 or later.                        
  • Duration: 2.5 years; option of further extension.

  • Application deadline: 15-June-2013