Los Alamos National Laboratory Theoretical Biology and Biphysics Postdoctoral Research Associate in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group (T-6) in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is recruiting a highly motivated post-doctoral research associate. The successful candidate will develop and implement cutting-edge statistical inference methods and apply them to biological data, with an emphasis on applications in epidemiological forecasting. The fundamental research will involve development of efficient and robust methods for high-dimensional computational Bayesian analysis, leveraging both adjoint sensitivity methods and neural computation. The successful candidate will be expected to work within an interdisciplinary team environment and interact with scientists working in data science, statistical physics, machine learning, theoretical and experimental biophysics, in different organizations of the Laboratory (T-6: Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group; CCS-3: Information Sciences Group; T-5: Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics).
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
A PhD in Physics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Computer Science, or related fields completed within the last four years
Hands-on experience in modern statistical inference, machine-learning, and/or bioinformatics
Proficiency in probabilistic reasoning and uncertainty quantification
Ability to conduct independent and collaborative research
Scientific/numerical programming experience in Julia, C++, Python, or MATLAB
Ability to organize and prioritize tasks under tight time constraints for effective achievements of project goals
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Strong track record in data science, machine learning, or quantitative biology
Education/Experience : A Ph.D. in computer science, physics, theoretical chemistry or biophysics. The candidate must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of the appointment and must be within five years of completion of the Ph.D. Candidates may also have previous experience including postdoctoral experience.
Proficiency in Python, in particular, TensorFlow or PyTorch
Proficiency in Julia
Ability to adapt to new requirements for projects and be flexible to learn new computational tools
Experience in applying data-driven methods on real biological datasets
Experience in software engineering
Note to Applicants:
The application package consists of a CV and a cover letter. In addition to applying online, applicants may email their CV and cover letter to Willian S. Hlavacek (email@example.com). Exceptional candidates may be considered for a Center for Non-Linear Studies Postdoc (for more information, see http://cnls.lanl.gov) and/or Director's Fellowship. Outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. For general information about the Postdoc Program, including salary guidelines, go tohttp://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/index.php .
Where You Will Work
LANL has an intellectually diverse environment and demands creative, innovative and pioneering solutions. LANL is a leader in high performance computing and has a history of leadership in this area, dating back to one of the first supercomputers ever built. The Theoretical Division was first led by Hans Bethe and was home to Richard Feynman for many years. As a national laboratory, high priority is placed in interdisciplinary studies. Facilities include one of the largest supercomputers in the world, four divisions (300 people each) devoted to computation, and a significant computing allocation. We are located in the mountains of northern New Mexico, 40 minutes from Santa Fe, with close access to skiing, hiking, climbing and mountain biking.
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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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: Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
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 regard 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. Appointment Type
Vacancy Name: IRC88412
Organization Name T-6/Theoretical Biology And Biophysics
Req ID: IRC88412