Thursday, March 17, 2011

Group Leader in Advanced Modelling at Energigune, Basque Country

At Energigune, an excellent Group Leader on Modelling position. Further Information here.

- PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Solid-state Chemistry, or related fields
- >5 years direct R&D experience in advanced modeling for advanced batteries or electrochemical capacitors.
- Proven leadership and management skills and team building experience.
- Record of directing multi-year research and development programs
- Good verbal and written communication skills in English

Euskaltel is doing research on Cloud Computing

As per Basque Research, the Basque telecom firm -and Basque Country's lead comm provider-, Euskaltel is working on a SaaS applied research project in conjunction with other Basque Centers.

A consortium of companies and technological organisations in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, led by Euskaltel, have begun to work on the Smart Work project, the aim of which is to develop and launch a Platform in which software companies can host and exploit their Software solutions as a (SaaS) Service in a centralised manner.

The participants include Anbot0, the best start-up of the year 2010.

All I can say is this is great news!!

Computational Services Manager Position at Donostia, Basque Country

Download this here.

The Computer Center of the Donostia International Physics Center DIPC is currently accepting applications for a computational services manager position.


Degree in Physics, Chemistry or equivalent.
Fluent in speaking and writing English.

Good programming skills in Fortran (77/90/95) and C languages.
Advanced knowlegde of Linux operating system.
Script languages (Cshell, Python, Perl, Tcl...)
Experience in queue systems (PBS, Torque) and especially research experience in the field of Condensed Matter Physics.

Interested candidates please send a CV to by March 31st.


Please note that San Sebastian is offering excellent housing opportunities.

Friday, March 11, 2011

POLYMAT: Institute of Polymer in Materials

POLYMAT is polymer a research and technology organization of the University of the Basque Country. It is based in Basque Country's San Sebastian. It is leaded by Jose M. Asua. They are a very active HPC user in the Basque Country and they have an very interesting and challenging industrial liason program (see their webpage).

The video, in English, is here:

A video of the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

This video is an interview in Basque, subtitled in Spanish about researcher Urtzi Ayesta, a PhD in Electrical Engineering working to design through mathematics efficient WAN networks like the internet.

The video is designed by local TV science program Teknopolis.

Another video regarding the research and in English is available here.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Jobs for CFD software engineers and researchers in the Basque Country

DEADLINE: APRIL 4th 2011 at 15:00 ECT


There are two positions available in the Basque Country:

1)CFD Research Professor

BCAM and Baltogar are offering a Joint Position for a candidate to lead a Research Project, scheduled in 5 years to develop an Innovative CFD Platform for the Design and Optimization of High Performance Turbomachinery.

2)CFD Computational Software Engineer

The candidate will work in a project that is aiming to develop a new innovative CFD platform for the design and optimization of high-performance turbomachinery applications. He is supposed to strengthen the team of experts with state-of-the-art software engineering knowledge. Incorporated in the multidisciplinary team of experts the candidate will mainly focus on the design, testing, maintenance, and quality of the simulation platform.

To hear about others who relocated to the Basque Country please see this video linked from our post.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and High Performance Computing

The conference IMAGINENANO 2011 to be held in Bilbao on Aprill 11-14, 2011 at the Bilbao Exhibition Center will held a symposium on High Performance Computing and nanotechnology. Bilbao will become the capital of the strong Basque HPC ecosystem. The symposium is organized in conjunction with Sandia Labs, and includes speakers from CEA, Tyndall, AIST, CIN2, EHU, RIST, QuantumWise, CNR-ITSM and many others.

Registrations and further information here.

HPC-NN2011 (1-Day symposium) will be held on the 14th of April (Thursday). The aim of this symposium is to assemble an international panel of key individuals involved in High-Performance-Computing (HPC) developments focused on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (N&N) applications. HPC became a strategical tool to explore complex physical and chemical properties of matter at the nanoscale.

Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems Conference 2011

Conference to be held in Mondragon, Basque Country next April 5-6 2011.

Organized by Ikerlan:

Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems is a major domain within the field of Microsystems & Smart Systems Integration, which is being supported by the European Commission under the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) priority.

We already talked about ikerlan's work. The group announced today with another company the expansion of infrastructure with an investment of 160m€.