Berkeley Lab's Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics Division (ATAP) has an immediate and exciting opening for a Computational Plasma Accelerator Physicist Postdoctoral Fellow. The Computational Plasma Accelerator Physicist Postdoctoral Fellow is a part of the Accelerator Modeling Program (AMP) in Berkeley Lab'sAccelerator Technology & Applied Physics Division (ATAP) to develop high-performance computational methods and tools and apply to advanced particle accelerators (in collaboration with BELLA Center) on existing and future supercomputers.
What You Will Do:
Collaborate in the development of the new software for existing petascale and future exascale supercomputers.
Pursue forefront computational and theoretical physics studies in the areas of laser-plasma interactions, particle acceleration, and particle beam-plasma interactions.
Conduct original research independently and in collaborations.
Develop robust automated testing, deploy the software stack on supercomputers,
Utilize new code for the modeling of laser-plasma interactions, particle acceleration, and particle beam-plasma interactions.
Explore alternative algorithms and approaches to enable portable, highly efficient simulations.
Work in a multidisciplinary team environment including physicist, mathematicians and computer/computational scientists.
Report results to supervisor.
Prepare research papers for publication.
Develop research presentations for collaboration meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences held at the Berkeley site and other locations..
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Participate in the application of Artificial Intelligence-Machine Learning to the modeling of advanced particle accelerators
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field.
Experience in large-scale parallel scientific computing or performance optimization on modern architectures.
Proficiency with programming languages and numerical methods used in scientific research, including parallel programming.
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with scientists both within and outside LBNL.
Excellent analytical, organizational and multitasking skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Effective research presentation skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience in the physics or laser-plasma interactions, plasma-based acceleration, advanced accelerator concepts, or related fields.
Experience with CUDA or other techniques for general purpose programming on GPUs.
Experience with MPI and/or OpenMP.
Experience with scientific computing using modern Fortran, C++, C and/or Python.
Experience in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 2 years, 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.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
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.
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