Graduate Fellowships at Idaho National Laboratory

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Graduate Fellowships at Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is excited to announce that the INL Graduate Fellowship postings are now open. There are two open call INL Graduate Fellowship postings.

  1. Fellowship for students interested in advancing nuclear energy and clean energy deployment
    – open to current Ph.D students
  2. Fellowship specific to National and Homeland Security research
    – open to current Ph.D. students or students pursuing a master’s degree in cyber                       security.

The INL Graduate Fellowship program is designed to identify exceptional talent in research areas aligned with INL’s strategic agenda to enable the current and future mission of the INL. The program, a collaboration between INL and universities, provides mentoring and financial support for outstanding students who plan to enroll in graduate degree programs.

Applicants are invited to apply online through job posting numbers 13894 and 13895. The postings will close February 16, 2020. Selections will be announced in May 2020. Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to me at

For more information about INL fellowships, check out their flyer here.

Software/Data Engineer position available at The University of Chicago

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Software/Data Engineer position available at The University of Chicago

Location: Hyde Park Campus


Performs and oversees a variety of activities relating to software support and/or development. Oversees technical development projects and the implementation of applications and/or websites. Provides analysis, design, development, debugging, and modification of computer code for applications, beta general releases, and production support. Develops and builds web pages, applications and user interfaces using a variety of software applications, techniques, and tools. New development, break fixes, maintenance, operational support of code and application ecosystem currently in production. Includes overall application administration and integration management.

P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

The job performs a variety of activities relating to software support and/or development. Provides analysis, design, development, debugging, and modification of computer code for end user applications, beta general releases, web pages, and production support. Troubleshoots problems using existing procedures to find a possible solution.1) Investigates, analyzes and resolves day-to-day technical problems using standard procedures., 2) Works with stakeholders to gather and analyze requirements for developmental programs. Receives a moderate level of guidance to design applications to meet University and business requirements., 3) Performs code testing on components and works to ensure that appropriate implementation standards are met. Evaluates design alternatives for development cost and solutions using various methods., 4) Supports and maintains existing applications. Works with web developers and responds to requests from users., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

The following responsibilities represent Maintain and Develop Software and Data Infrastructure of the work performed

1) Plugins for community codes and scientific workflows
2) Database storage, query efficiency, and scalability
3) REST APIs and GUI front-ends
4) Communicate with users for support, feedback, and strategic development
5) Software testing units
6) Software deployment

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Excellent problem-solving skills
2) Ability to take initiative, organize and complete projects with minimal supervision
3) Ability to work independently in an organized manner prioritizing the work of multiple projects
4) Ability to work collegially and as part of a team
5) Ability to manage a large volume of work often restricted by deadlines
6) Ability to use appropriate resources to resolve an issue

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Master’s degree or PhD in Science or Engineering or related field

1) Research/scientific experience
2) Strong technical skills
3) Previous programming with Python3
4) Knowledge of C++ and/or FORTRAN a plus
5)  Experience with containers (Docker, Singularity etc.)
6) Experience in managing large codes/projects in a team (version control systems, issue trackers, unit test, continuous integration)
7) Knowledge of software design (design patterns, agile development, etc.)
8) Web (HTML5, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery) and app design
9) Scientific background (e.g. physical or engineering sciences)

Technical Knowledge/Skills

1) Experience with molecular dynamics simulations and/or electronic structure calculations a plus

Required Documents
1) Cover Letter

2) Resume/CV

3) Reference Contact Information (3)

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

To apply, click here.

Software Scientist position available at Argonne National Laboratory

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Software Scientist position available at Argonne National Laboratory

Location: Lemont, IL

The Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials (MICCoM), a DOE-BES Computational Materials Science program located at Argonne National Laboratory,  is looking for two software scientists to join the development team.

This position is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy within the context of a broad project aimed at enabling exascale calculations of materials properties. The software scientists will primarily work with a team of 10+ PhDs/postdocs contributing to the development of codes currently supported by MICCoM (

Excellent candidates are sought with experience in the development of complex scientific software architectures to support the development and deployment of MICCoM codes and of analysis codes for advanced sampling, molecular dynamics and electronic structure calculations.

The appointment will initially be a term appointment as junior staff scientist that may be renewed for up to three years. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position may lead to subsequent employment in a software scientist role at Argonne National Laboratory, depending on performance and mutual interest.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop, test, deploy and maintain core functionalities
  • Code optimization for high performance architectures
  • Communicate with users for support, feedback, and strategic development
  • Develop plugins for code interoperability
  • Facilitate the creation of scientific workflows
  • Remote resources management (supercomputers, servers, and storage)
  • Debug/profile/optimize software
  • Development of concise material for workshops and summer schools
  • Improvements to the internal test suite

Skills and experience:

  • Proficient in C++ , Fortran, Python, Cuda
  • Experience in algorithm optimization and parallel programming (MPI, OpenMP)
  • Managing large codes/projects in a team (including version control systems, issue trackers, unit test, continuous integration)
  • Knowledge of software design, debugging/profiling tools
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team

A scientific background in physical, chemical-physical or engineering sciences, and an expertise in extensive application of advanced sampling, molecular dynamics and/or in electronic structure codes are required; basic knowledge of the internal functioning of MICCoM codes would be an advantage but is not required.

Typical candidates will be independent and motivated individuals with MSc or PhD in Materials Science, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or comparable skills and experience.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

For more information, please feel free to contact Dr. Marco Govoni (

To apply, click here.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory High-Energy-Density-Physics Summer Internship Program

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory HEDP Summer Internship Program

This is an opportunity for student interns to conduct research in fields such as nuclear physics, radiation transport, hydrodynamics, astrophysics, plasma dynamics, numerical methods, and computer science supporting national security for the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate. Research projects combine theory with computation and are geared to further the students’ educational goals. During the summer, students work directly with laboratory mentors in their fields of research. Internship opportunities are available for highly qualified candidates at all levels of undergraduate or graduate education. Internships are for 3 months during the summer academic break. Students must arrive in May or June, work for three months and depart in August or September.

Application deadline: January 20, 2020
Apply to job #106049

This program is a good opportunity for students to work on interesting summer projects across the breadth of high energy density physics (including computational transport) and to experience LLNL and California.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL ( applies science and technology to important problems related to national security including nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, nonproliferation, and homeland security. In support of this mission, the laboratory has a history of and continues to pioneer technical innovations in many areas including high-energy-density physics, high-performance scientific computing, and inertial confinement fusion. LLNL is one of this country’s largest and finest research and engineering laboratories, and is located in beautiful Northern California.

The NSF Computational Mechanics Vision Workshop

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Over October 31 and November 1, 2019 MICDE hosted the 2019 Computational Mechanics Vision workshop that aimed to gather and synthesize future directions for computational mechanics research in the United States. Attended by more than 50 experts in various sub-disciplines of computational mechanics from across the country, including five National Science Foundation Program Directors, the group spent a day and a half brainstorming about the future of computational mechanics and defining new paradigms, methodologies and trends in this exciting and vast field. The workshop focused on four emerging areas in Computational Mechanics: Machine Learning, Additive Manufacturing, Computational Medicine, and Risk and Uncertainty Quantification. Operating through open discussions on talks by experts from within and beyond Computational Mechanics, and breakout sessions on the above four topics, the workshop participants arrived at a series of recommendations that could drive NSF’s investments in this field for the next decade and beyond.

To learn more about the event please visit