Apply now for the Distinguished Admiral Grace Hopper Postdoctoral Fellowship for High Performance Computing (HPC) application development and optimization, sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's NERSC division. Upcoming or recent Ph.D. graduates in computational science disciplines, computer science or applied mathematics who have received their degree within the last three years are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will work in a stimulating environment, can present their results at major conferences and workshops and establish strong connections to academic and industry partners. The fellow will receive a competitive salary, relocation assistance (if applicable), excellent benefits, frequent opportunities to travel and an opportunity to work in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Potential candidates are asked to propose an application development/optimization project targeting one of the two large supercomputers at NERSC. One system is Cori, which consists of two partitions, one with Intel Xeon "Haswell" processors and another with Intel Xeon Phi "Knights Landing" (KNL) processors, all on the same Cray "Aries" high speed inter-node network. The system also has a large Lustre scratch file system and a first-of-its-kind NVRAM "burst buffer" storage device.
The other system is Perlmutter, a Cray supercomputer optimized for science, due for delivery in 2020, which is a heterogeneous system including future-generation AMD CPUs, and next-generation NVIDIA GPUs. It also has a high speed interconnect and an all-flash Lustre file system.
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy User Facility that serves as the mission high-performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NERSC serves more than 6,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in combustion, climate modeling, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines.
For the DOE science community, there are clear demands for more compute, data, and machine learning resources to enable new and continued scientific discovery. Meeting those demands means both deploying new, more capable, HPC systems at facilities, as well as preparing the scientific community to effectively take advantages of the opportunities that come with the new systems and architectures.
With its large user community, diverse application workload, and broad science engagements, NERSC is ideally situated to address the risks and realize the rewards of this enterprise. As the HPC community moves towards energy efficient exascale architectures, NESAP's role is to make sure the greater science community is equipped to take advantage of these new technologies.
● Requires a Ph.D. in a computational science discipline, computer science or applied mathematics.
● Candidates must have less than three years of paid postdoctoral experience.
For consideration applications are due January 10, 2019
As part of the application process you will be asked to upload the following documents by the application due date:
1) Cover Letter that describes your proposed research, background, and experience as it relates to your proposed research, and your long-range career goals.
2) Most recent copy of your CV, including a list of publications.
3) 1-Page Project statement. Candidates should prepare a 1 page (excluding figures and references) narrative that proposes an application development and optimization project for the Cori or Perlmutter system at NERSC. Include the name and a short description of the application to be worked on, your connection with the project and the scope of your proposed work.
4) A list of three (3) references who will be asked to to provide letters of recommendation for finalists.
This is two-year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon division review and approval, job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
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. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.
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