John von Neumann Fellowship in Computational Science 2020

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7060547 (Ref:669042)

Posted: September 19, 2019

Job Description

**Do you want to perform innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing? Are you passionate about research that impacts a broad range of problems of national importance? If so, you could be the next John von Neumann Postdoctoral Fellow at Sandia and join our dynamic team.** We are now accepting applications for the 2020 John von Neumann Fellowship in Computational Science. This is one of Sandia's most prestigious postdoctoral fellowships with funding from the Applied Mathematics Research Program in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research and Sandia's Lab Directed Research and Development Program. You will: + Address complex problems in support of broad-ranging mission areas, + Collaborate with highly motivated researchers on challenging research questions, and + Present your work within leading publication and conference venues. We are seeking researchers in the broadly-defined domain of computational and applied mathematics, including algorithm analysis, applied probability, combinatorial scientific computing, control, data science, discrete mathematics, discretization methods, graph algorithms, high-performance computing, integral equations and nonlocal models, linear algebra, machine learning, mathematical analysis, meshing, modeling & simulation, multilevel/multiphysics/multiscale methods, numerical analysis, operations research, optimization, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, solvers, statistical inference, time integration, and uncertainty quantification. We seek applicants with interests in applying computational methods to scientific and engineering applications, including additive manufacturing, circuit simulation, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational solid mechanics, cyber security, earth systems, electrical systems, hyperspectral imaging, magneto-hydrodynamics (MHD), micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS), material design, molecular dynamics, power grid, sensor data fusion, shock physics, signal processing, and turbulence modeling. Your appointment is for one year, with the option of a second year, and includes a highly competitive salary, moving expenses and a generous professional travel allowance. You will pursue a combination of self-directed research and integration with existing Sandia R&D projects, under the guidance of Sandia staff mentors. You are expected to publish the results of your work in leading journals and present it at top-tier conferences. For more details about the fellowship, visit our website at **To apply, please do the following:** Click "Apply for Job" on this page and submit a single PDF file containing your cover letter, CV, and a 3-5 page research statement. Have three letters of recommendation submitted to Denis Ridzal at with "2020 VN Fellowship" as the subject line. Complete applications received through November 22, 2019 will receive full consideration

+ You have, or are pursuing, a Ph.D. in applied/computational mathematics or a related area, such as computer science, engineering, or statistics, conferred within the past three years, or anticipated completion of Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment + Your background includes the appropriate research experience, as evidenced by strong record of research publications and presentations + You can obtain a DOE clearance which requires US Citizenship

**Ideally, your background would also include:** + Proven ability to advance the state-of-the-art in applied and computational mathematics and/or related fields of study + Ability to conduct self-directed research + Ability to work in collaborative, interdisciplinary research environments on problems comprising diverse application domains + Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills + Proven research community leadership through activities such as participation in student or professional organizations, outreach activities, etc. + Related professional experience such as internships in industry or at other national labs, participation in visiting research programs, etc. + Software development experience in C++, C, Matlab, R, Python, Julia, or related languages + Experience with high-performance scientific computing and large-scale computational simulation software

Department Description:

One of the country's largest research facilities, Sandia employs over 13,000 people in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California, in an exciting and highly collaborative multidisciplinary work environment. Our mission areas include nuclear weapons, energy, nonproliferation, defense, infrastructure, homeland security, counterterrorism, cybersecurity. We serve as stewards of important capabilities for the nation in scientific simulation and visualization, high-performance computing, and extreme-scale data analysis. Our state-of-the-art parallel-computing environment includes numerous large-scale clusters, visualization servers, and other specialized computing systems

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance* _World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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