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Computational Cosmology Postdoctoral Scholar

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Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar.   Berkeley Lab's Computational Cosmology Center (C3) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on developing novel inferential and machine learning approaches using observational/experimental data and numerical simulations, and applying them to problems of DOE's Cosmic Frontier.  Areas of interest are broad, including: extreme-scale statistical and machine learning methods for future sky surveys, surrogate modeling of expensive cosmological simulations, statistical methods of inference from simulations and observations, combining data-driven and science-based generative models, and others.  We are interested in candidates whose research experience include statistics, solving inverse problems and/or machine learning and have interest in astrophysics, cosmology and/or large datasets. Formal background in cosmology is welcomed, but is not required. Ideal candidate will be capable of generating own research ideas and will have good programming skills.

Berkeley Lab is a full member of several cosmology surveys, including eBOSS, DESI, DES and LSST, and is involved in CMB experiments.  Postdoctoral researcher will also have access to some of the world-leading supercomputers including Cori (Berkeley/NERSC), Theta (Argonne/ALCF) and Summit (Oakridge/OLCF).  Interactions with researchers from UC Berkeley departments are encouraged, especially involving Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP), Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) and Foundations of Data Analysis (FODA) Institute.

Candidates should supply CV, research statement outlining both past research accomplishments and future plans, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation.

What You Will Do:

  • Become an essential member of a diverse team of cosmologists, statisticians and computer scientists, working together to develop novel statistical and machine learning methods for cosmology.

  • Publish and present research results in journals and conference proceedings.

What is Required:

  • PhD in Physics, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or equivalent/related field.

  • Strong interest in statistics and/or machine learning.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work productively both independently and as part of a diverse team.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with High-Performance Computing in scientific context.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

  • This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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