The Scalable Solvers Group is looking for a Career-Track Research Scientist to join the Computational Research Division (CRD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to engage in research on the design and implementation of algorithms for solving large-scale linear and nonlinear eigenvalue problems that are of interest to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
The Computational Research Scientist will be expected to contribute to algorithmic design and code development in several areas of eigenvalue computation research. In particular, the candidate is expected to develop rational Krylov approximation based nonlinear eigenvalue computational methods, model order reduction methods for solving linear response eigenvalue problems, and novel algorithms for solving tensor eigenvalue problems using tensor train and tensor networks representation of the eigenfunctions. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in multidisciplinary teams involving mathematicians, computer scientists, and domain scientists for developing and deploying eigenvalue computation techniques and codes in the solution of DOE science problems.
PhD degree or equivalent experience in applied mathematics, computer science, or a related technical field.
Demonstrated experience in solving linear and nonlinear eigenvalue problems is required.
Have demonstrated experience in programming massively parallel computer platforms.
Demonstrated proficiencies in more than one computer programming language.
In-depth knowledge of complexity and performance analysis and advanced data structures.
Knowledge of quantum many-body problem and tensor eigenvalue problem.
Knowledge of methods for solving linear and nonlinear eigenvalue problems.
Knowledge of sparse matrix techniques
Knowledge of MPI, OpenMP, and other parallel programming models is crucial.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Interest in contributing to an active intellectual environment.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Previous Post-doctoral experience is highly preferred.
This is a full-time, one-year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
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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