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Relativistic Nuclear Collisions Postdoctoral Scholar

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Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar. Will work within the Relativistic Nuclear Collisions (RNC) program to identify and implement common solutions to known challenges for large-scale data processing and analysis on NERSC High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, in support of DOE funded Nuclear Physics communities.

 

The RNC program has a long, established history working with NERSC and the Open Science Grid (OSG) to solve common technical problems for operating distributed High Throughput Computing (dHTC) campaigns within the STAR and ALICE experiments.  These processing activities are being restructured to include use of non-conventional HPC systems. The work will consist of research and development efforts to refine and standardize solutions to achieve that restructuring, which can then be shared to a broader community as participants in the OSG consortium.  

 

What You Will Do:

  • Analysis of existing efforts to port dHTC computing onto HPC systems.

  • Select and develop strategies for solving common problems associated with co-scheduling data and compute resources from dHTC workflows within an HPC environment.

  • Evaluate, optimize and, if warranted, standardize those selected strategies.

  • Report results to supervisor.

  • Exercise independent judgment and contribute in an original manner at the professional level.

  • Publish papers/reports in refereed journals, and make oral presentations of own work.

  • Mentor students in their research at LBNL and UC Berkeley.


What is Required:

  • Recent Ph.D. in high-energy physics, nuclear physics, computing science or a closely related field.

  • Proficiency in one or more common computing and scripting languages: C++, C, perl, Python, or Java.

  • Working knowledge of Unix systems and tools: shell scripting, virtualization and containers, configuration management systems. System administration knowledge would be a plus.

  • Understanding of the principles of workflow management systems (batch systems, job submission interface, pleasantly parallel jobs) or knowledge of artificial intelligence and operation research approaches for scheduling and planning problems highly desirable.

  • Successful applicants would be one that has demonstrated excellent communication skills and have experience in documenting large projects deliverable as well as presenting. The applicant should have the ability to understand priority and able to plan & execute work as well as recommend solutions to problems.   

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with large software projects within the data science communities.

  • Knowledge of computer science topics related to workflow planning, reasoning and optimization a huge plus.

  • Experience in documenting work, establishing regression test suites within a data science / data intensive community.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

 

Notes:

  • This is a full time, 2 years, 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 3 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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