Postdoctoral Appointee in UQ of Climate Models

Sandia National Laboratories

Livermore, CA

ID: 7058373 (Ref.No. 668176)
Posted: July 10, 2019

Job Description

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. : **Are you passionate about your work and want to utilize state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions?** **Do you enjoy collaborating with dynamic, multidisciplinary research teams?** We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a strong computational science background who will pursue research in methods for uncertainty quantification and predictive simulation, including probabilistic computational methods for sensitivity analysis, calibration, validation and optimal experimental design. On any given day, you will: + Contribute primarily to the development and application of uncertainty quantification and statistical modeling tools for highly complex climate models that are typically deployed at the Department of Energy’s Leadership Class supercomputing facilities; + Expand your research portfolio by developing and applying probabilistic computational methods in a range of applications that include, but are not limited to, biochemical models, stochastic dynamical systems, and complex networks; + Work under the mentorship of research staff and collaborate with other researchers at Sandia, other national laboratories, and in academia. Research programs are expected to result in major impact and recognition within the academic research community, as well as relevant contributions to the long-term energy and environmental mission objectives of the U.S. Department of Energy.

You have the following: + PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, or Mathematics + Expertise in statistical modeling and numerical methods + Experience in programming in C++/Python, HPC environments

You also have one, or more, of the following: + Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary research team + Expertise or knowledge of climate modeling is a plus

Department Description:

The Reacting Flow Research (8351) team focuses on experimental and computational modeling studies of reacting flow phenomena relevant to combustion processes.

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: *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

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 must 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 DOE security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance must 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.

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.


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