Computational Science Postdoctoral Scholar

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Postdoctoral Fellow
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CR-Computational Research
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87126 Requisition #

The Scalable Solvers Group in the Computational Research Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has a Computational Science Postdoctoral Scholar opening in the area of eigenvalue computation for quantum many-body problems. You will participate in research activities related to computational mathematics for solving large-scale eigenvalue problems that arise in quantum many-body problems relevant to DOE and LBNL missions.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop efficient algorithms for solving nuclear no-core shell (truncated configuration interaction) models.

  • Develop numerical algorithms for accelerating hybrid functional based Kohn-Sham density functional theory electronic structure calculations.

  • Develop high performance software tools to accelerate the solution of quantum many-body problems.  

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Develop efficient algorithms for linear response eigenvalue calculations.

  • Analyze of algorithmic complexity of new computational approaches.

  • Implementation of new and existing algorithms on distributed memory high performance platforms with GPUs.

What Is Required:

  • PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Science or Engineering within the last 3 years, with a strong background in computational chemistry, computational physics or materials science.

  • Knowledge of quantum many-body problems and various approximation models (Hartree-Fock, configuration interaction, coupled cluster, density functional theory, density matrix renormalization group/tensor networks.)

  • Knowledge of linear algebra and multi-linear (tensor) algebra, including sparse matrix computation.

  • The successful candidate(s) should be able to program proficiently in a high-level programming language, such as C++/C/FORTRAN, and should have experience in parallel computing and be able to use MPI and OpenMP.

  • Excellent communication skills.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • The candidate(s) also should have some knowledge of performance optimization for scientific codes.

  • Knowledge and experience with machine learning techniques or quantum computing related to quantum many body problems is a plus.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

  • 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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Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

 

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