Postdoctoral Appointee - Computer Systems

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7075433 (Ref:409427)

Posted: February 24, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Mathematics and Computer Science Divison at Argonne National Laboratory seeks well-prepared candidates for a postdoctoral position in computer systems to explore energy efficiency of accelerators available in an AI Testbed. The successful candidate will be performing computer systems research and development for cutting-edge architectures. This work will include experimental research to explore the performance and power requirements for different AI-enabled science kernels on different AI accelerators. The successful candidate will actively collaborate with computer scientists and domain scientists and have the opportunity to build an independent research program.

Ideal candidates are expected to have in-depth knowledge of computer architecture and experience in machine/deep learning, high-performance computing, scientific computing as well as programming experience in Python, Tensorflow, and Keras.  Should possess good communication skills both verbal and written in addition to software development experiences with computational and data-intensive science problems. 

Desirable knowledge and skills include the ability to understand computer systems based upon architectural specifications, experience in computer architecture research, knowledge of parallel programming models such as OpenMP or MPI, and the ability to provide project leadership as well as have collaborative skills including the ability to work well with other laboratories and universities, supercomputer centers and industry.

A recent PhD is required for this role and must have been completed within 3 years, or soon to be completed.

Applicants should provide contact information of three references in their application.


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