Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Earth Science Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC73988
Job Title Computational Earth Science Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name EES-16/Computational Earth Science
What You Will Do
The Computational Earth Science Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has immediate openings for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with applied math and computational science skills.
The successful candidates will join our Computational Earth Science Group; however, the postdoctoral work involves collaborations with other LANL groups and divisions as well as external industrial and academic partners. The postdoctoral research will focus on development of novel physics-informedmachine learningmethods and computational techniques. These methods will be applied to challenging real-world problems such as energy production, climate change, environmental management, and carbon sequestration. The work will build and apply on existing software developed predominantly in Julia (e.g., MADS, http://mads.lanl.gov , and NMFk/NTFk, http://tensors.lanl.gov ). The research is expected to produce open-source software and peer-reviewed publications on algorithm development and application in high-impact journals.
The term of the appointment is two (2) years, with the option to extend to a third year depending on performance and funding availability.
Outstandingcandidates who wish to pursue innovative research ideas will have the opportunity to be nominated for the prestigious LANL Distinguished Fellowships (see Postdoc Program ).For general information about the application processes and the LANL fellowships refer to the LANL Postdoctoral Program page.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
applied math, computational physics, computational science, or computer science skills,
proficiency in high-level dynamic programing languages such as Julia and Python,
experience with cloud, GPU, or high-performance computing.
Desired Skills :
physics processes related to fluid flow in porous media,
data analytics, model diagnostics ormachine learning,
physics-informed machine learning,
author of peer-reviewed research papers,
oral and written communication skills.
Education: A Ph.D. in Applied Math, Statistics, Computational Sciences, Geosciences, Engineering, or Physics completed within the last five years or soon to be completed is required.
Application: Applicants should submit CV and cover letter outlining their experience and background as it relates to the minimum job requirements and desired skills at https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/jobs/index.php ).
The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)employs about 120 scientists and 40 postdocs as well as many students, with expertise in various facets of Earth sciences. The successful candidate will join the interdisciplinary Computational Earth Science Group (EES-16)that includes more than 30 researchers working on strategic national and global problems related to energy and environmental security such as energy production, climate change, environmental management, carbon sequestration, and waste storage. Our research includes active collaborations with industry, universities and other national laboratories.
Salary Range: $74,000-$88,100 based on experience* .*
Notes to Applicants: LANL offers an excellent working environment and competitive compensation and benefits package. For general information about the application processes refer to the LANL Postdoctoral Program page. Specific information about this position can be obtained by contacting Velimir V Vesselinov (email@example.com, +1 505 665-1458), Daniel O’Malley (firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 505 667-8684), and Nataliia Makedonska , email@example.com, + 1 505 665-4716); please, do not send CVs and application letters by email; submit online.
No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
U.S. Citizenship: Many Laboratory positions will require or eventually require a security clearance, which typically requires U.S. Citizenship to obtain, except in extremely limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: IRC73988