Los Alamos National Laboratory Metropolis Postdoc Fellow in Los Alamos, New Mexico

NICHOLAS C. METROPOLIS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) addresses national security needs through cutting-edge experimental, theoretical, and computational science, and engineering research using the newest and most advanced experimental and computational facilities in the US and around the world. Under the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program, computer simulation capabilities are developed to support the stockpile stewardship program together with broader national nuclear security needs. ASC is a lead agency within the DOE for development of advanced computer architectures.

LANL seeks applications from outstanding candidates in the areas of computational and computer science, physics, and engineering to be considered for the Nicholas C. Metropolis Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational and Computer Sciences. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to use the most powerful supercomputers in the world to perform pioneering research in these disciplines:

Research into complex, multi-physics, integrated numerical simulations and algorithms, including efficient use of advanced architectures for multi-physics codes.

Development, validation, and incorporation of new physics and engineering models for integrated codes. These models include research into fluid mechanics, turbulence, microscopic and macroscopic models of material properties, warm dense matter, high explosives, plasma, nuclear, and atomic physics, and the transport of particles and x-rays.

Development and application of fundamental physics codes to investigate relevant physics phenomena in these disciplines, including efficient use of advanced architectures.

Verification and validation methodology and application, including development of a technically rigorous foundation to assess the confidence of simulation code results.

Computer science and system development, including emerging technologies and investigation of advanced architectural concepts, system software, programming models, advanced storage and networking technologies, system and application resiliency, and numerical algorithms; system and application co-design for emerging technologies; development and application of machine learning/artificial intelligence techniques to ASC areas of interest.

Required Skills: Demonstrated success in performing, analyzing, and publishing high quality research in these disciplines and related areas of research. Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Education: Ph.D. in related fields completed within the last five years or soon to be completed.

Q clearance required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

Notes to Applicants: For technical questions email metropolis@lanl.gov. Deadline for submitting an application to be considered during the February Quarterly review is Monday, November 19, 2018

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 general information refer to the Postdoctoral Program page.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from the broadest possible range of qualified candidates. 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 1-505-665-5627.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: With, Mary Anne Whalen

Organization Name: ASC Program Office

Email: with@lanl.gov

Job Title: Metropolis Postdoc Fellow

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC68821