Postdoctoral Appointee - Advanced Numerical Methods for Training Neural Networks
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7086351 (Ref #: 678691)
- Posting Date: Sep 30, 2021
Job DescriptionThis posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. : Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-7400. : We are seeking a postdoctoral appointee at the Computer Science Research Institute with a strong background in the development of numerical methods focusing on large-scale simulation of partial differential equations or optimal control problems. The successful candidate will contribute to an effort developing new machine learning architectures and training algorithms on leadership class HPC platforms. This work is targeting applications in scientific machine learning, where the appointee will work in a team of researchers to apply their HPC machine learning technologies to problems of broad interest to the science and engineering community, including applications in climate science and plasma physics. The Computer Science Research Institute is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, the center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community. In this role, you will work collaboratively on a multidisciplinary research team conducting fundamental algorithmic research. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Conduct leading-edge research in Scientific Machine Learning (SciML) + Work towards publishing new developments in high-profile peer-reviewed scientific journals or refereed conference proceedings; contribute to development of open-source software for high performance computing environments + Interact with a diverse set of colleagues from both your own field, applications specialists, and others + Travel as needed to support projects
+ Possess, or are pursuing, a PhD in mathematics, computer science, or related engineering or science field (conferred within 3 years prior to employment) + Experience in numerical methods development for distributed computing, including one or more of multigrid methods, parallel-in-time, domain decomposition, hierarchical matrices, or matrix sketching. + Experience with optimization or deep learning + Experience with high-performance parallel computing environments including MPI, OpenMP or CUDA + A background that includes research experience evidenced by a record of research publications and professional presentations
+ Proven programming and algorithm development skills as evidenced by software developed by the applicant + Experience with Tensorflow/pyTorch, and the application of machine learning (ML) techniques to large datasets + Passion around applying machine learning and computational methods to problems in science and engineering + Strong written and oral communication skills + Strong personal motivation and the capability to work within a team and autonmously + A dedication to encouraging an inclusive culture, as proven in your application materials + Proven track record teaming in an interdisciplinary R&D environment + A background in solving problems in science and engineering that involve encounters with real world data + Proven research community leadership through activities such as participation in student or professional organizations, service on committees, workshop and/or conference organization, and editorial roles + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE security clearance, which requires US citizenship
The Computational Mathematics Department (01442) conducts research in computational and applied mathematics motivated by science and engineering applications of interest to Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy. We interact and collaborate with a broad range of Sandia and DOE staff and also maintain a research presence in the external professional community by collaborating with universities and industry, publishing peer-reviewed literature, participating in professional societies, and refereeing and editing for journals.
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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 three 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.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.