Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) -- Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7065118 (Ref.No. 671311)
Posted: March 5, 2020

Job Description

Are you looking to be a member of a high performing team? The Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) is seeking several postdoctoral researchers across a wide range of computational- and information-centric disciplines who want to gain experience and contribute to our world-class computing research organization. We are seeking applicants who can complement and/or expand on our current strengths in computational mathematics, computational science, data and information sciences, high performance computing, software engineering, multi-physics and materials modeling, uncertainty quantification, discrete mathematics, machine learning, quantum computing algorithms, neuromorphic computing, and decision support. We are looking for candidates who thrive in a dynamic and exciting environment, who can adapt and expand their areas of expertise to join existing project teams and be willing to contribute to new research projects that arise during their tenure. We also have a limited amount of flexible research funding for select postdocs to pursue their own ideas, either continuing areas from their thesis research or to take the time to grow expertise in a new research area, under mentorship of CSRI staff. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Work as part of a technical team conducting innovative research in computing, broadly defined + Demonstrate technical leadership, publish outstanding new developments in peer-reviewed scientific journals or competitive conference proceedings, and contribute to development of open source software where relevant to project needs (e.g. software for high performance computing environments) + Interact and cooperate with a diverse set of colleagues, customers, and sponsors + Work with export controlled information which requires US Person status

+ You have, or are pursuing a PhD in computational science, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, data science, or a related engineering or science discipline and possess a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) + You have a publication record indicative of relevant research expertise + Experience in an area of computing research, examples include: computer architectures, computational science, applied mathematics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, system software, numerical methods, solution of partial differential equations, graph algorithms, Bayesian inference, reduced order modeling, uncertainty quantification, validation and verification, feature extraction, linear/multilinear methods, nonlinear optimization, data analysis & visualization, and/or statistics + Experience in code development + Due to U.S. export control laws, only U.S. Persons (U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or refugees) are eligible for consideration

+ Strong written and oral communication skills + Ability to contribute to or lead the preparation of archived publications + Demonstrated ability to team in an interdisciplinary R&D environment + Demonstrated research community leadership through activities such as participation in student or professional organizations, service on committees, workshop and/or conference organization, and editorial roles + A background in solving practical problems in science and engineering that involve encounters with real world data + Experience with software design such as Object Oriented programming + Ability to find creative solutions to algorithms and software problems + Experience in high-performance, distributed, or parallel computing + Experience with coding for new computer architectures + Experience in C++, Python, Matlab, R, SQL, data parsing/preprocessing tools, and/or data analysis tools + Interest in impacting applications and customers from DOE missions + Able to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance

Department Description:

The Center for Computing Research (CCR) at Sandia creates technology and solutions for many of our nation's most demanding national security challenges. The Center's portfolio spans the spectrum from fundamental research to state-of-the-art applications. Our work includes computer system architecture (both hardware and software); enabling technology for modeling physical and engineering systems; and research in discrete mathematics, data analytics, cognitive modeling, and decision support materials.

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 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.

EEO Statement:

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.


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