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Los Alamos National Laboratory Application Specific Integrated Circuits Postdoctoral Researcher in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC77474


Job Title Application Specific Integrated Circuits Postdoctoral Researcher

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name CCS-3/Information Sciences

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to work both independently and in a team environment on various aspects of digital integrated circuits design. A primary goal is to develop application specific integrated circuits for hardware acceleration of science algorithms for next generation computing needs while benefiting LANL's scientific and national-security missions. We are also interested in developing and validating an open-source digital integrated circuit design flow to meet our current and future needs.

The successful candidate will be expected to

  • conduct research to identify potential science algorithms of interest to LANL as candidates for hardware acceleration using Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC),

  • develop theoretical, algorithmic, computational and simulation tools for an open source digital integrated circuit design flow (Electronic Design Automation or EDA) and

  • communicate research results through reports, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications.

LANL has a history of ground-breaking achievements in scientific computing, and custom hardware accelerator design. You will have the opportunity to work with internationally recognized experts in the field.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field from an accredited college or university

  • Substantial research experience in one or more of the fields of integrated circuit design

  • Demonstrated research ability, as evidenced by publications, reports, presentations, awards, etc.

  • Excellent communication skills, as evidenced by publications and a cogent cover letter

  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Verilog or VHDL and digital hardware engineering skills

  • Programming experience with C, C++, Python or Lua or Tcl, and demonstrated software engineering skills

  • Familiarity with a digital integrated circuit design flow, eg., Cadence/Synopsys/Mentor flows, OpenROADS, QFlow etc; or/and relevant semiconductor industry experience

  • Experience with effectively using hardware prototyping environments, such as state of the art FPGA based ASIC prototyping platforms, as well as ASIC simulation environments such as Verilator

  • In depth knowledge of digital integrated circuit design flow, including algorithms such as for physical synthesis, placement, routing, design-rule check (DRC), VLSI power delivery, tapeout etc

  • Familiarity with scientific computing and numerical methods, graphical modeling, and hardware-software codesign process

Education: PhD in related field completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants:

  • To apply, please use the “apply now” button below. Please include a curriculum vitæ with a publication list—preferably with citation counts—and a detailed cover letter (guideline: 1–2 pages) that describes your research interests and qualifications and addresses how your qualifications meet the job requirements. You should provide the names of three people who can serve as references for your abilities.

  • The position has a flexible starting date.

  • Strong candidates may be eligible for a Laboratory fellowship. See https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-appointment-types.php for details.

  • For further questions, please contact Nandakishore Santhi at nsanthi@lanl.gov

Salary - Competitive salaries are based on the date the PhD degree requirements were completed or the degree was awarded. On the anniversary of these dates, salaries are automatically adjusted to the next higher level, e.g., PhD + 0: $74,000; PhD + 1: $75,900, etc. For more information see our Postdoc Salary Guidelines, http://int.lanl.gov/employees/postdoc-program/becoming-postdoc/appointments/salary-guidelines.shtml

Additional Details:

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

For more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Appointment Type Postdoc


Req ID: IRC77474