Postdoctoral Scholar - Computer Science Department (Computational Research)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
June 6, 2018
Berkeley, United States
Berkeley Lab's Computer Science (CS) Department in the Computational Research Division has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow. The CS Department performs innovative research that enhances high performance computational science application codes used in scientific discovery across a broad range of scientific disciplines.
About the Lab:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
What You Will Do:
Research, development, and coding of new and existing algorithms, tools and technologies to enable leading edge scientific applications take maximum advantage of future parallel computing systems.
To perform independent scientific research in an area of programming languages, operating systems, communication libraries, computer architectures, and other components of an advanced parallel programming environment for scientific computing.
Evaluation of existing and new techniques and results.
Work in a multidisciplinary team environment, that fosters interactions between advanced technologies (hardware, software, languages) and domain sciences team (chemistry, materials science, combustion, cosmology, etc...)
Author peer-reviewed journal articles and contribute to grant proposals.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in a Computer Science or Computer Engineering or related field.
Highly self-motivated and willing to learn new technologies.
Experience working in a collaborative environment.
Established record of peer reviewed publications.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Keen interest in solving science challenges.
Experience with using and developing cutting edge software, and/or hardware prototypes in a research environment.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience with scientific programming languages (e.g., Python, R, C/C++, Fortran) and parallel languages and execution environments (e.g., MPI, OpenMP, OpenCL, CUDA, UPC, CAF, other advanced languages)
Deep understanding of advanced computer and systems architecture (CPU, caches, memory systems), and their contributions to the overall system performance.
Demonstrated creativity, initiative and ability to design, develop and implement complex solutions consistent with emerging technology challenges.
Experience using performance analysis tools (e.g. hardware performance counters and code instrumentation frameworks like Tau) will also be beneficial to understand performance of complex scientific applications involved in the study.
Experience as part of a multidisciplinary, collaborative team that includes computer/computational scientists and domain scientists.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on December 20, 2018.
This is a full time two-year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Internal Number: 85174
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.