Postdoctoral Appointee - Computational Multiscale Research

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7062155 (Ref:669824)

Posted: November 2, 2019

Job Description

Are you looking to be a member of a high performing team? We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee in the areas of multiscale materials modeling and high-performance scientific computing. Challenges you will be asked to perform include the development of novel interatomic potentials for molecular dynamics, the creation of multiscale simulation capabilities (e.g., electronic structure, atomistic scale, continuum scale), and the application of machine learning to problems in materials modeling. This position provides the opportunity to collaborate with leadings authorities within Sandia and to engage with the broader research community through publications and participation in leading scientific conferences. Join our team of scientists and researchers and make a difference.

+ You have, or are pursuing, a PhD in Physics, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Computer Science, or related science or engineering discipline, and possess a bachelor’s in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) + Experience in research, development, and programming of atomistic materials simulation methods, primarily molecular dynamics + Experience in high-performance scientific computer programming + Record of research as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals + Able to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance

+ Experience with the LAMMPS software package (, both in code development and application + Experience with electronic structure codes such as Gaussian, NWChem, or VASP + Proficiency in C++ and Python software development, code verification, and modern software quality practices + Expertise in the application of machine learning and optimization techniques to computational modeling and the analysis of results + Experience with developing and running complex science and engineering codes on massively parallel computing clusters, including GPU+CPU hybrid platforms

Department Description:

The Computational Multiscale Department performs outstanding research and development in physics-based materials modeling and high-performance computing. We combine expertise across multiple disciplines to solve science and engineering problems in support of the DOE mission. Our team brings together authorities in density functional theory, molecular dynamics, direct simulation Monte Carlo, microstructure modeling, continuum mechanics, equations of state, and peridynamics. We lead a number of software development efforts, including the LAMMPS molecular dynamics code, and strive to advance the state of the art in materials modeling through a wide range of collaborations across the laboratories

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. : 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.

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