Berkeley Lab s Computational Research Division has an opening for a Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Postdoctoral Scholar. The Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE) develops and applies advanced computational methodologies to solve large-scale scientific and engineering problems arising in Department of Energy (DOE) mission areas involving energy, environment, and industrial technology. The primary focus of CCSE researchers is on designing algorithms for multiscale, multiphysics problems described by nonlinear systems of partial differential equations, and in developing implementations of algorithms that target current and next-generation massively parallel computational architectures. CCSE researchers work collaboratively with application scientists to develop state-of-the-art solution methodologies in these fields.
CCSE is collaborating with the accelerator modeling group at Berkeley Lab in developing an electromagnetic Particle-in-Cell code with adaptive mesh refinement. You will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers in researching and developing numerical methods for simulating the next generation of particle accelerators and other interesting phenomena in plasma physics.
What You Will Do:
Participate in the development and analysis of efficient numerical methods for modeling collisionless plasmas.
Participate in the parallel implementation of new methods and approaches to enable highly efficient simulations at scale.
Perform performance profiling and optimization of algorithms for plasma simulations and investigate computational tradeoffs.
Perform massively parallel simulations of scientifically interesting phenomena in the fields of plasma physics and accelerator modeling.
Explore applications of the new algorithms and implementations for problems of interest to LBL and to DOE.
Work in a multidisciplinary team environment including mathematicians, computer/computational scientists, and domain scientists.
What Is Required:
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or the Physical Sciences/Engineering within the last 3 years, with a strong research background in applied mathematics, computational methods, and scientific computing.
Strong background in particle methods and/or plasma physics.
Experience designing and/or implementing parallel algorithms for scientific applications using MPI and/or OpenMP.
Experience with scientific computing using C , modern Fortran, and Python.
Keen interest in extending mathematical and scientific computing techniques to new problems.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work productively both independently and as part of a diverse team.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience with CUDA or other techniques for general purpose programming on GPUs.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on February 10, 2018.
This is a full time 2 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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