John von Neumann Fellowship in Computational Science
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7064949 (Ref #: 671360)
- Posting Date: Feb 27, 2020
Job Description**Want to perform innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing? Are you passionate about research that impacts a wide range of problems of national importance? If so, you could be the next John von Neumann Postdoctoral Fellow at Sandia and join our dynamic team.** We are now accepting applications for the John von Neumann Fellowship in Computational Science. This is one of Sandia's most prestigious postdoctoral fellowships with funding from the Applied Mathematics Research Program in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research and Sandia's Lab Directed Research and Development Program. You will: + Address complex problems in support of broad-ranging mission areas, + Collaborate with highly motivated researchers on challenging research questions, and + Present your work within leading publication and conference venues. We are seeking researchers in the broadly-defined domain of computational and applied mathematics, including algorithm analysis, applied probability, combinatorial scientific computing, control, data science, discrete mathematics, discretization methods, graph algorithms, high-performance computing, integral equations and nonlocal models, linear algebra, machine learning, mathematical analysis, meshing, modeling & simulation, multilevel/multiphysics/multiscale methods, numerical analysis, operations research, optimization, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, solvers, statistical inference, time integration, and uncertainty quantification. We seek applicants with interests in applying computational methods to scientific and engineering applications, including additive manufacturing, circuit simulation, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational solid mechanics, cyber security, earth systems, electrical systems, hyperspectral imaging, magneto-hydrodynamics (MHD), micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS), material design, molecular dynamics, power grid, sensor data fusion, shock physics, signal processing, and turbulence modeling. Your appointment is for one year, with the option of a second year, and includes a highly competitive salary, moving expenses and a generous professional travel allowance. You will pursue a combination of self-directed research and integration with existing Sandia R&D projects, under the mentorship of Sandia staff mentors. You are expected to publish the results of your work in leading journals and present it at top-tier conferences. For more details about the fellowship, visit our website at http://www.sandia.gov/careers/students_postdocs/fellowships/johnvonneumann_fellowship.html. **To apply, please do the following:** Click "Apply for Job" on this page and submit a single PDF file containing your cover letter, CV, and a 3-5 page research statement. Have three letters of recommendation submitted to Denis Ridzal at email@example.com with "VN Fellowship" as the subject line. Complete applications received through March 4, 2020 will receive full consideration
+ You have, or are pursuing, a Ph.D. in applied/computational mathematics or a related area, such as computer science, engineering, or statistics, conferred within the past three years, or anticipated completion of Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment + Experience in advancing the state-of-the-art in applied and computational mathematics and/or related fields of study as evidenced by research publications and presentations + Experience conducting self-directed research
+ Ability to work in collaborative, interdisciplinary research environments on problems comprising diverse application domains + Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills + Proven research community leadership through activities such as participation in student or professional organizations, outreach activities, etc. + Related professional experience such as internships in industry or at other national labs, participation in visiting research programs, etc. + Software development experience in C++, C, Matlab, R, Python, Julia, or related languages + Experience with high-performance scientific computing and large-scale computational simulation software + Able to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance which requires US Citizenship
One of the country's largest research facilities, Sandia employs over 13,000 people in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California, in an exciting and highly collaborative multidisciplinary work environment. Our mission areas include nuclear weapons, energy, nonproliferation, defense, infrastructure, homeland security, counterterrorism, cybersecurity. We serve as stewards of important capabilities for the nation in scientific simulation and visualization, high-performance computing, and extreme-scale data analysis. Our state-of-the-art parallel-computing environment includes numerous large-scale clusters, visualization servers, and other specialized computing systems.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance* _World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov *These benefits vary by job classification.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. : This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.