You will work in the Accelerator Modeling Program to develop and apply advanced computational methods and tools to the modeling of intense laser- and beam-plasma interactions and advanced accelerator concepts using massively parallel computing. The position will involve the development of advanced algorithm and codes for existing and future exascale supercomputers, and their application to support theoretical and experimental studies of laser/particle beams and plasma interactions at the laboratory (in close collaboration in particular with ATAP's BELLA Center) and with collaborating institutions.
What You Will Do:
Development of state-of-the-art algorithms and codes for the modeling of laser/particle beams and plasma interactions.
Support theoretical and experimental studies of laser/particle beams and plasma interactions with moderately to massively parallel simulations.
Participate in multi-laboratory collaboration on the development of a novel 3D electromagnetic Particle-In-Cell (PIC) code with Adaptive Mesh Refinement (as part of the DOE Exascale project).
Work closely with scientists, postdocs, and graduate students.
Document and communicate results of work in peer-reviewed-journal publications and in oral presentations, including participation in meetings, conferences, and reviews.
Adhere to Environment, Safety, and Health (EH&S) policies and practices.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Physics or related field plus postdoctoral research experience, or overall equivalent breadth and depth of experience.
Experience and expertise in developing and using parallel computer codes.
Proficiency with programming languages and numerical methods used in scientific research.
Experience with C++, Fortran90, python, parallel (MPI, OpenMP) and GPU highly desirable.
Understanding of advanced scientific computing techniques and their analysis, including visualization.
Excellent analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Demonstrated successful research through an excellent publication record on computational modeling and theoretical study of laser-plasma interactions, plasma, and/or beam physics.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience supervising students
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 2-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.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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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