Postdoctoral Appointee - Neural Computing

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7054632 (Ref.No. 664943)
Posted: December 1, 2018

Job Description

We are seeking a Computer Scientist or Mathematician to conduct research and development on theory and application of neural inspired machine learning algorithms in collaboration with our interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Develop and extend neural-inspired machine learning algorithms, such as investigating adaption mechanisms in continuously learning algorithms + Research theoretical principles of such as computational complexity measures or information content of neural-inspired machine learning algorithms + Develop new application areas for neural-inspired computing in fields like high-performance computing, remote sensing, and cybersecurity + Publish research results in high-quality journals and competitive conference venues. More information about our group’s work is available at: http://neuroscience.sandia.gov/

Required:
+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in computer science, applied mathematics, engineering, or relevant technical discipline + Experience with theoretical and practical aspects of machine learning, especially neural networks or similar techniques + Experience in a common programming language such as Python or C++. + Able to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance

Desired:
+ Interest in neural-inspired and cutting-edge machine learning algorithms (e.g. reinforcement learning, deep neural networks, spiking neural networks, recurrent neural networks) + Experience with specialized computational architectures such as GPUs, FPGAs, neuromorphic processors, or machine learning accelerators. + Experience with neural network modeling languages (Theano, Tensorflow, Keras, etc) or neural modeling languages (PyNN, NEST, NEURON, etc) + Prior research publications in neuroscience journals or machine learning conferences is highly desirable

Department Description:

Cognitive & Emerging Computing The department of Cognitive & Emerging Computing (Org. 01421) pursues foundational research and development of: + Emerging general-purpose energy-efficient and beyond-Moore computing paradigms; + Cognitive, brain-inspired and neuromorphic computing, human-machine interface technologies; + Advanced heterogenous architectures based on integrated commodity components, special purpose accelerators, neural architectures and algorithms. .

About Sandia:

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.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance. Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. 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. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

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. : 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.



 

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