Postdoctoral Appointee - Scalable Algorithms for Computational Sea Ice Modeling

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7061520 (Ref:669542)

Posted: October 17, 2019

Job Description

This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance. : We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team developing a new state-of-the-art sea ice model for the DOE Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM). You will collaborate with domain scientists to develop a new sea ice model based on the discrete element method and implemented using the Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator (LAMMPS) library for the dynamical core. If you have high-performance computing experience and a passion for developing scalable algorithms, you are especially encouraged to apply. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Support collaborative efforts to develop and implement efficient numerical algorithms on heterogenous architectures + Optimize model performance on state-of-the-art HPC platforms + Develop verification tests for new algorithms for use in a nightly testing harness + Collaborate on journal publications, reports and presentations + Travel as needed to support ongoing projects Are you ready for your next challenge? Join us and achieve your goals while making a difference.

Required:
+ PhD in computer science, applied mathematics, earth sciences, or a related area plus a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics + Experience with C++ and Python + Knowledge and expertise in computational science and software development + Ability to obtain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Desired:
+ Experience in writing code for GPUs using the Kokkos C++ library or other frameworks + Experience with high-performance computing environments + Knowledge or interest in Earth system modeling or sea ice modeling + Knowledge or interest in the discrete element method and/or experience with LAMMPS + Ability to collaborate with effective written and verbal communication skills within an interdisciplinary research environment

Department Description:

The Computational Mathematics Department (01442) conducts research in computational and applied mathematics motivated by science and engineering applications of interest to Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy. Members of the department interact and collaborate with a broad range of Sandia and DOE staff and maintain a research presence in the external professional community by collaborating with universities and industry, publishing peer-reviewed literature, participating in professional societies, and refereeing and editing for journals

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: http://www.sandia.gov *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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