As a member of the computational chemistry, materials and climate (CCMC) group the Computational Research Scientist is responsible for developing research opportunities and performing research in computational materials science. The staff member will focus on the development of new and novel methodologies, algorithms and software to tackle large scale excited state first principles materials science calculations and scaling efforts to future exascale machines.
What You Will Do:
Contribute to the development of new, novel and scalable algorithms for peta- and exascale platforms in the area of computational physics and materials science, with a focus on excited state methods for Gaussian and plane wave basis set approaches.
Contribute to or provide task level leadership to research applying excited state methodologies (including Many-Body Perturbation Theory) in materials sciences.
Develop new funding opportunities relevant to laboratory research efforts in materials science and high-performance computing.
Document work and results in the form of journal papers and conference proceedings.
Present work and results at scientific meetings.
Manage development effort for large scientific applications at the lab
What is Required:
PhD degree or equivalent experience in physics, chemistry or computational science, with extensive demonstrated experience in developing highly scalable and parallel materials science algorithms and software at the petascale and beyond.
Demonstrated experience in applying computational physics methodologies to materials science problems relevant to the laboratory including Many-Body Perturbation Theory algorithms and codes.
Demonstrated ability to participate in and provide intellectual leadership to a cross-disciplinary team.
Extensive knowledge of Fortan, C, C++, MPI, OpenMP, and other parallel programming models.
Demonstrated experience optimizing applications for modern energy-efficient computer architectures including Xeon-Phi and/or GPUs.
Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing fast algorithms and codes on lare-scale high performance petascale computing platforms.
Experience contributing to and managing large scientific applications with many contributors – including software-carpentry and maintainability experience
Additional Desired Experience:
Experience with HPC application profiling/optimization tools
Experience with HPC application debuggers
Experience with Continuous Integration (CI) techniques
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 5 year, term appointment with the possibility of renewal or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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