Los Alamos National Laboratory Verification and Validation Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC74845
Job Title Verification and Validation Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name XCP-8/Verification And Analysis
What You Will Do
The Computational Physics: Verification & Analysis group (XCP-8) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has openings for postdoctoral research associates in the area of deep machine learning with applications to dynamic data, associated uncertainty quantification, and deep machine learning interpretability. The selected candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team with expertise including diagnostics, computational physics, materials science, mathematics, machine learning, and design & execution of dynamic experiments. The team also seeks to better understand uncertainties associated with deep machine learning predictions and also interpretability of those networks. Ultimately, this work is targeted at extracting much more information from available experimental data by better interfacing these data with advanced hydrodynamic codes and machine learning tools.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Proficiency in one of the following areas: machine learning (particularly convolutional neural networks), optimization or inverse problems, materials science, shock physics, or computational physics.
Demonstrated ability to communicate research to an interdisciplinary audience and work on an interdisciplinary team.
Experience with programming languages such as Python.
Demonstrated ability to publish research in peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings.
Ph.D. in mathematics, materials science, physics, computer science, statistics, machine learning, or a closely related discipline completed within the past five years or to be completed soon prior to employment.
Ability and desire to obtain a Q clearance.
Proficiency with TensorFlow, pyTorch, or Keras.
Experience in shock physics.
Experience with deep machine learning techniques and interpretability approaches.
Notes to Applicants: Applicants must submit a CV and include a cover letter that summarizes their qualifications for the required and desired skills listed above. Postdoctoral appointments are for two years, with the possibility of a third-yearextension. For questions contact: Garry Maskaly at email@example.com .
Desired start date is as soon as possible.
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 general information go to Postdoc Program .
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: IRC74845