NICHOLAS C. METROPOLIS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) addresses national security needs through cutting-edge experimental, theoretical, and computational science, and engineering research using the newest and most advanced experimental and computational facilities in the US and around the world. Under the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program, computer simulation capabilities are developed to support the stockpile stewardship program together with broader national nuclear security needs. ASC is a lead agency within the DOE for development of advanced computer architectures.
LANL seeks applications from outstanding candidates in the areas of computational and computer science, physics, and engineering to be considered for the Nicholas C. Metropolis Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational and Computer Sciences. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to use the most powerful supercomputers in the world to perform pioneering research in these disciplines:
Research into complex, multi-physics, integrated numerical simulations and algorithms, including efficient use of advanced architectures for multi-physics codes.
Development, validation, and incorporation of new physics and engineering models for integrated codes. These models include research into fluid mechanics, turbulence, microscopic and macroscopic models of material properties, warm dense matter, high explosives, plasma, nuclear, and atomic physics, and the transport of particles and x-rays.
Development and application of fundamental physics codes to investigate relevant physics phenomena in these disciplines, including efficient use of advanced architectures.
Verification and validation methodology and application, including development of a technically rigorous foundation to assess the confidence of simulation code results.
Computer science and system development, including emerging technologies and investigation of advanced architectural concepts, system software, programming models, advanced storage and networking technologies, system and application resiliency, and numerical algorithms; system and application co-design for emerging technologies; development and application of machine learning/artificial intelligence techniques to ASC areas of interest.
Required Skills: Demonstrated success in performing, analyzing, and publishing high quality research in these disciplines and related areas of research. Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Education: Ph.D. in related fields completed within the last five years or soon to be completed.
Q clearance required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.
*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
Notes to Applicants: For technical questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submitting an application to be considered during the February Quarterly review is Monday, November 19, 2018.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.
For general information refer to the Postdoctoral Program page.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from the broadest possible range of qualified candidates. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-505-665-5627.
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About Los Alamos National Laboratory
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are valued. We are committed to work-life balance, as well as both personal and professional growth. We consider our creative and dedicated scientific professionals to be our greatest assets, and we take ride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their successes. We provide mentoring to help new staff build a solid technical and professional foundation, and to smoothly integrate into the culture of LANL.
Full and part time Post Docs are eligible for Compensation Benefits, Competitive salaries, Choice of comprehensive health care plans, to include Medical, Dental..., Vision, Paid sick, holiday, and vacation time, Option of participating in Life, Dependent Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurances, 401k (100% match up to 6% + kicker), Fully vested in 401k on day one, Multiple options for work schedule, Exercise facility free for staff use.
Los Alamos, New Mexico enjoys excellent weather, clean air, and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking & biking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of rugged canyons and mesas as well as the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.