HPC Computing Systems Staff Position Available with Los Alamos National Laboratory

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HPC Computing Systems Professional with Los Alamos National Laboratory

Where: Los Alamos, New Mexico
To apply: email Jeremy Hughes at hughes@lanl.gov

For consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter addressing how their knowledge, skills and abilities meet the minimum requirements along with a resume.

What You Will Do:
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory provides scientific computing resources consisting of some of the largest HPC systems in the world, including a large (19K+ node) Cray system called Trinity, as well as numerous large commodity cluster systems.  Our High Performance Computing (HPC) Computer System Professional (CSP) Team within the HPC Systems Group (HPC-SYS) provides vanguard production monitoring, support, testing, and maintenance for existing systems and deployment support for future systems.  Visit the HPC website to learn more: https://www.lanl.gov/org/ddste/aldsc/hpc/index.php

The CSP Team is seeking our next dynamic team member to help deploy and maintain our existing and future HPC systems.  Mentoring of students, junior staff, and peers in technical and professional growth activities is highly valued, as is maintaining state-of-the-art technical expertise and knowledge within HPC and developing new skills in related disciplines.

This position will be filled at either the CSP 2, CSP 3 or CSP 4 level, as dictated by the current programmatic needs and skills of the selected candidate.  Job responsibilities will be assigned in accordance with the level at which the selected candidate is hired.

Computing System Professional 2 ($73,800- $120,400)
A successful Computing System Professional 2 candidate will participate in periodic on-call responsibilities and actively grow HPC skill base and expertise across networking, data storage, system administration as part of the HPC-SYS Triage Team. Specific tasks/scenarios in which the selected candidate will engage in include: deploying and testing new hardware, troubleshooting and diagnosing system failures, and modifying existing systems, software and methods while actively participating in knowledge sharing across teams.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of building, configuring, troubleshooting, and administering Linux computer/support systems, including Linux command line interface skills, and experience scripting in Bash, Perl, Python, or similar languages.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work productively with customers and suppliers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Proven track record of continuous learning to advance technical skillsets and knowledge

Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  At this level, applicable advanced vendor and/or professional certification is desirable.

Computing System Professional 3 ($89,900 – $148,300)
A successful Computing System Professional 3 candidate will participate in periodic on-call responsibilities and apply subject matter expertise in one or more core topical areas (system, network, or data storage administration), both independently and collaboratively with other members of the team or group, after receiving initial direction and requirements from technical project leads. In addition, the selected candidate will actively grow HPC skill base and expertise across networking, data storage, system administration as part of the HPC-SYS Triage Team. Specific tasks/scenarios in which the selected candidate will engage in include: deploying and testing new hardware, troubleshooting and diagnosing system failures, and modifying existing systems, software and methods while actively participating in knowledge sharing across teams.  In addition, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to develop technical products such as technical documentation, presentations, technical papers, and reports, to communicate findings internally.

Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  At this level, applicable advanced vendor and/or professional certification is desirable.

Minimum Job Requirements
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the CSP-3 level requires:

  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment to analyze problems, propose solutions to management, and deploy and document implemented solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience building, configuring, and administering production Linux computer/support systems, including strong command line Linux operating system skills, working knowledge of or experience with hardware and software security practices, and intermediate experience scripting in Bash, Perl, Python, or similar languages.
  • Demonstrated experience in automating tasks using programming and scripting
  • Ability to program in a compiled or interpretative language
  • Broad experience in network administration, including knowledge of TCP/IP, Ethernet, and/or High-Speed Networks (such as InfiniBand or Omni-Path) and/or broad experience in data storage administration, including knowledge of storage system hardware.
  • Experience communicating technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical strategy, accomplishments, and challenges to management team, as well as cross-organizationally.

Computing System Professional 4 ($98,900 – $165,100)
A successful Computing System Professional 4 candidate will, in addition to the duties outlined above, work as a technical leader to develop innovative advanced concepts, theories, methods, techniques, and approaches to address specialized system problems, including proposing and implementing solutions to current problems and future HPC technologies in conjunction with junior and senior administrators and technical staff within and across teams; proactively examine our HPC infrastructure through creation of experiments and tooling to validate solutions and to detect and diagnose hardware health issues; analyze and share best practices and technical results to peers internally and at conferences, workshops, and meetings, as well as participate in strategic partnerships. The successful candidate will exercise independent judgement in methods, techniques, and evaluation criterial to achieve results while working closely with fellow HPC administrators as a leader and mentor to define and implement solutions on both tactical and strategic levels.  In addition, the selected CSP 4 candidate will interact and/or collaborate with people from other teams, groups, divisions, directorates, and programs to develop, implement, and/or communicate technical solutions and work to enhance the technical and professional expertise of other staff and students through active mentoring and training activities.

Minimum Job Requirements
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Computing System Professional level 4 requires:

  • Ability to leverage broad expertise or unique knowledge to contribute to development of technical objectives and principles as well as to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
  • Demonstrated experience building, configuring and managing parallel or distributed file systems.
  • Broad demonstrated knowledge of production HPC system management topics including at least three of the following areas data storage, including Linux system administration, networking, programming, operating systems, configuration management, with depth in one or more areas.
  • Demonstrated programming experience including compiled languages and advanced scripting.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate competing computing subsystem technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, design, and lead technical efforts.
  • Experience interacting with vendors and colleagues within the industry, including presenting technical results and practices to peers locally and at conferences.

Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree from and accredited college or university and a minimum of twelve years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  At this level, advanced vendor and/or professional certifications are highly desirable and postgraduate course work may be expected.

Desired Skills for all levels

  • Experience working in a production computing environment, preferably with HPC data centers, large topology systems or at large scale.
  • Experience supporting a scientific user base and/or experience managing computers in a DOE or DOD classified environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with centralized configuration management in a heterogeneous computing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working with authentication services such as LDAP
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining various system services (Kerberos, NFS, SSH, Samba, etc.)
  • Experience integrating operational metrics into a monitoring system such as Splunk.
  • Experience configuring networks, network switches, firewalls. Experience with multiple network technologies (e.g., Ethernet, IB, OPA).
  • Experience with multiple Linux distributions; experience diagnosing system software problems; familiarity with Cfengine, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, or similar configuration and automation tools and practices; experience with revision control systems such as RCS, Subversion, or Git; and/or experience with low-level system administration tools such as perf, strace, tcpdump, and vmstat.
  • Knowledge of parallel/distributed file systems (e.g., Lustre, GPFS, Panasas, Glustre).
  • Knowledge of file systems such as ZFS, EXT, XFS and their underlying structures/characteristics.
  • Experience with Object storage and RESTful storage interfaces.
  • Experience with archival storage systems.
  • Experience configuring networks, network switches, and systems.
  • Experience configuring network firewalls.
  • Basic understanding of relational databases and database design methodologies.
  • Contribution to open source or non-work-related projects.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and mentoring teams, students, or junior team members.
  • An Active DOE Q Clearance.
  • An Active SCI Clearance.

For more information, visit the job posting here.

Supercomputer Institute Internship with Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Supercomputer Institute Internship with Los Alamos National Laboratory

View brochure here.

When: June 2 – August 14, 2020
Where:  Los Alamos, New Mexico
Who: Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, who have computer science, computer engineering, information technology, or related experience are eligible.

Deadline to apply: December 1, 2019

Program Overview
The Supercomputer Institute is an intense, paid, 11-week, hands-on technical internship for people of all majors interested in the growing field of high-performance computing. You will obtain a thorough introduction to the techniques and practices of HPC; no HPS experience is required.

The program begins with two weeks of “boot camp”. Small teams of interns build, configure, test, and operate an HPC compute cluster starting from stratch, turning a head of equipment, cables, and electricity into a working mini-supercomputer that can run real HPC applications.

Next, the project phase begins. Teams of interns work under the guidance of HPC Division staff mentors on applied research and development projects that address real challenges currently faced by the division. Some projects use the mini-supercomputers built during boot camp, and others use existing LANL resources. These projects regularly influence the division as well as the field of high-performance computing.

Finally, teams present their accomplishments as a poster and technical talk to Laboratory management, staff, and fellow interns in an end-of-summer celebration of intern work.

Minimum Requirements
Interns must meet the following minimum requirements. If you are unsure whether you meet them, email super@lanl.gov. We don’t want miss someone because they meet requirements in a way we did not anticipate.

  • Computer science, computer engineering, IT, or related experience/training.
  • Intermediate understanding of the Linux OS. For example, this might mean you have basic understanding of how an operating system works, some experience using Linux, and some knowledge of how Linux differs from desktop (e.g., Mac, Window) or phone OSes (Android, iOS).
  • Intermediate command line skills. You should have basic knowledge of the terminal using a shell such as tcsh or Bash. This doesn’t necessarily have to be on Linux (Macs also have a nice command line).
  • Scripting or programming experience of some kind.
  • Collegial, personable, plays well with others; the program is a team sport. Please note this does not mean you have to be “normal”; neurodiversity is encouraged.
  • Well-rounded and curious.
  • Can deal with reasonable deadlines. It’s a fast-paced program, but not high pressure.
  • Meets LANL undergraduateor graduate student program requirements, as applicable.

Desired Skills
In addition to the above, we’re looking for interns that also have some of the following skills. Note that few interns have all of them.

  • Strong communication skills (written and/or oral).
  • Interesting experience with Linux, hardware, networking, security, filesystems, etc.
  • HPC experience, whether sysadmin or user.
  • C or systems programming experience.
  • Interesting novel perspectives. Can you expand our horizons?

Application procedure
To apply, send the following in PDF format to super@lanl.gov.:

  • current resume
  • unofficial transcript, including GPA
  • cover letter describing:
    • your professional interests, experience, and goals
    • why you are interested in the Supercomputer Institute
    • how you meet the minimum and desired skills above
    • what you hope to contribute to our team environment

For more information, visit the Supercomputing Institute’s website.

Part-time RA position modeling infectious disease transmission

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We are looking for an U-M Masters or PhD student with strong statistical and computational skills with an interest in aiding in the design, implementation, and analysis of a large-scale individual-based simulation model of infectious disease transmission. This position is part of a multidisciplinary project funded by MICDE’s Catalyst program and led by Dr. Jon Zelner of the Dept. of Epidemiology, UM School of Public Health and Dr. Seth Guikema of the Dept. of Industrial and Operations of Engineering at the UM College of Engineering.

This project will involve integration of statistical and machine learning tools into an individual-based simulation model, allowing opportunities to develop experience in both of these domains. Statistical methods employed include non-parametric smoothing, Gaussian process regression, conditional autoregressive spatial models, and hierarchical Bayesian regression. The final model will likely be implemented in R, Python, C/++, Julia, or some combination thereof.

We anticipate a commitment of up to 10 hours per week during the academic year, with the possibility of a full-time position during the summer of 2020.

Compensation: $18 per hour

How to apply: Please email a CV and short description of skills and interest in this project to Jon Zelner at jzelner@umich.edu.


Computational Mechanics Scientist Postdoctoral Research Associate Position Available at Idaho National Laboratory

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Computational Mechanics Scientist Postdoctoral Research Associate

Organization: Computational Mechanics & Materials
Contact:  Thomas.Steele@inl.gov
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID
Looking for: An expert in constitutive modeling (not micromechanics of materials)

Please Apply Before: October 31, 2019 (Midnight MDT)

In this position, you will work in the Computational Mechanics and Materials Department. Duties will include developing constitutive models for use in Bison and Grizzly, the nuclear fuel performance and component aging software packages under development in the Department. This development will occur using INL’s MOOSE computational framework (mooseframework.org), a finite element-based platform for computational science research. Examples of modeling experience that are of interest include: concrete, particularly issues associated with performance degradation; metals, including anisotropic creep, high temperature creep, and general nonlinear response; and oxidation. While the focus of the research will be on constitutive model development, a significant effort will also be placed on analysis using the developed models. Furthermore, you will utilize other skills associated with the development of nonlinear solid mechanics software. Expectations include finding creative solutions to a wide range of challenges, providing software capabilities that are thorough, user-friendly, and well documented, working without the need for detailed direction, and developing a significant set of internal and external professional contacts.

You will support representation of the Department to sponsors and peers through programmatic and technical presentations and scientific publications; by enhancing technical currency and proficiency through peer participation and technical publication; and by writing technical manuscripts reporting progress, documentation, methods, and results from projects. It is expected that the work will result in publications in peer reviewed journals.

You will support identification of new research opportunities that attract funding, plays a key role in technical teams to respond to those opportunities, supports proposal writing activities by way of introducing new ideas and approaches, and helps secure funding for the conduct of that research.

You are expected to be a strong asset to our mature high-energy R&D team and work effectively both in isolation and as a team member. You must take direction from other team members and peers and also provide input in a constructive manner to others while maintaining positive and professional relationships.

You will maintain required training commensurate with security, safety, and work execution programs.


 PhD in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field within the previous 5 years.

  • Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills (in English).
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive and execute computational science research.
  • Knowledge of the finite element method, solid mechanics, and constitutive relationships.
  • Experience developing computational software.
  • Experience writing proposals.
  • Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Must be able to obtain and retain access to the software packages under development.

Special Requirements and/or Training:
Knowledge and experience in any of the following will be helpful: parallel programming, iterative solvers and preconditioning, numerical methods, nuclear fuel, heat transfer, and multiphysics coupling.

**Must enjoy working in a culturally diverse work environment.**

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas.  For more information see www.sss.gov.

Employee Job Functions
Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position.  These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.  Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations.  An applicant’s ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.
  • Motor Abilities: Fine motor control (hands); Repetitive work – intermittent.
  • Special Senses: Visually demanding work; Near vision; Depth perception; Basic color discrimination; Speech discrimination.
  • Work Conditions: Stairs; Typing/keyboard; >8 Hrs/day; Working alone.

Other Information

When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

For more information, click the link here.

Multiple Summer Internships at Tinker Air Force Base

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Summer Internships at Tinker Air Force Base

The 76th Software Engineering Group at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for engineering and computer science internships for summer 2020. The 76 SWEG is the largest engineering organization on Tinker Air Force Base and is responsible for software design, development, integration, and sustainment of many of the Air Force’s Mission Critical Computer resources. Interns in this program will be exposed to a variety of different workloads and gain real-world work experience in a professional and technical environment.

Note that there are three different types of internship programs list below.

Applicants: Computer Science and Engineering undergraduates and graduates. Read through the information below to see which internships are available to you.

All interns must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Engineering Physics
  • Currently enrolled in an approved, full-time program pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree
  • Live near or are willing to move near Tinker AFB during the 3-month summer program
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance (Air Force will fund the clearance)
  • Possess U.S. Citizenship

SWEG Summer Internship

The SWEG Summer Internship provides an opportunity for current students to gain engineering experience during a 10-12 week summer program or opportunities may exist for part-time semester work, following summer internships, and/or conversion to full-time employment after graduation.

To apply: Complete the application, and upload your resume and transcript(s) at: https://afcs.recsolu.com/external/form/Y83YNwaf1fwAKBfF1wRJxA 

PCIP (Premier College Internship Program)

In addition to completion of a 3-month internship experience, PCIP may qualify you for a future spot in the Palace Acquire Program (PAQ). Students in PAQ receive funding for the full-time pursuit of a technical Master’s degree while collecting a salary for full-time employment. More details of the PAQ program can be found here: https://afstem.afciviliancareers.com/entry-level-programs/ palace-acquire.html

PCIP internship has the additional requirements: 

  • Completed at least 60 semester hours (must be a Junior) 
  • Possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale 

To apply: Complete the application, and upload your resume, transcript(s), and your degree plan (showing all classes you need to graduate) at: https://afcs.recsolu.com/external/form/Y83YNwaf1fwAKBfF1wRJxA 

For SWEG Summer Internship and/or PCIP inquiries/questions, email: 76SMXG.Intern.Program@us.af.mil 

Science, Mathematics and Research For Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program

This internship program provides nationwide opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.

To apply: Applications accepted August 1 – December 1. Complete details can be found and applications must be submitted online at: https://smartscholarshipprod.service-now.com/smart

Scan QR code on flyer to apply here.

NASA Spring 2020 Internship Position

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NASA Spring 2020 Internship Position

Title: Improving the Efficiency and Parallel Scalability of a Scientific Code 

Type: Internship 

Center: Glenn Research Center 

Description: The development and flight of Electric Propulsion (EP) thrusters require high-fidelity physics-base numerical simulations. At NASA GRC, we use a multi-scale hybrid particle-fluid framework to perform large domain simulations, such as single/multiple thrusters in a ground vacuum facility and in a full-size spacecraft on orbit. The hybrid particle-fluid code used in this project is written in object-oriented C++ and has a parallel simulation capability using MPI. The student’s main goal is to improve simulation speed/efficiency of the code by optimizing both various algorithms in the code and the MPI network and thus parallel scalability (i.e., increasing number of processors resulting in faster computation time). In particular, the student will look at the current MPI parallelization, particle-merging and splitting algorithms, fluid model, and mixed DSMC (Direct Simulation Monte Carlo) and ray tracing algorithms to improve the computation speed for both in-space and vacuum chamber simulations. This project supports the core competency of In-Space Propulsion at NASA GRC. Keywords: parallel computing; MPI optimization; Object-oriented C++; Improve computation / simulation speed 

Computer/Software Skills: Student must have a solid foundation for writing efficient, safe C++ code. Student must be proficient with programming and computer science concepts (e.g. variable, control flow, functions, data structures, algorithms). The student should have knowledge of MPI (or OpenMP) and parallel computing. 

Other Skills: Understanding of basic engineering and physics concepts is necessary. Prior scientific computing experience is desired. Prior knowledge of electric propulsion, plasma, and DSMC are NOT required but could be helpful. Good communication and teamwork skills are required. The student should have the ability to learn new materials quickly. 

Academic Level(s): College Junior; College Senior; Master’s; Doctorate 

Major(s): Computer and Information Sciences – Computer Programming; Computer and Information Sciences – Computer Science; Computer and Information Sciences – Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications; Engineering – Aerospace / Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; Engineering – Computer; Engineering – Electrical / Electronics / Communications Engineering; Engineering – Mechanical; Engineering – Nuclear; Engineering – Physics; Mathematics – Applied; Mathematics – Mathematics and Statistics; Multi-disciplinary – Computational Science; Physical Science – Astronomy and Astrophysics; Physical Science – Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology; Physical Science – Physics 

Mission directorate(s): Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate 

Deadline for application: November 5, 2019 

Apply at: https://nasa.force.com 

Optimization Research Scientist

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The Optimization Firm: Optimization Research Scientist

Job Description and Responsibilities
The Optimization Firm is seeking a full-time Optimization Research Scientist to begin immediately. Applicants should have expertise in data modeling and analysis, large-scale linear and integer programming, heuristic solutions design, and/or development of efficient optimization implementations.

This developer will have an exciting opportunity to advance software solutions and analytics. As an optimization developer, your ability to develop innovative algorithms and problem-solving solutions will initially support the BARON software project. As you grow into this role, your work will include additional optimization and machine learning projects.

Job Description

  • Designing, implementing, testing, and deploying robust general-purpose optimization algorithms
  • Addressing the solution of specific applications
  • Communicating research results through scholarly journals and at conferences

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field such as applied mathematics, computer science, operations research, industrial engineering, or related field
  • Experience with optimization methods and solvers (CPLEX, Gurobi, COIN-OR, etc.)
  • Proactive self-starter who is comfortable working remotely without micromanagement of day-to-day tasks

Desired Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a quantitative field such as operations research, computer science, or related field
  • Experience with applications of optimization in areas such as energy or finance
  • Experience with nonlinear or integer programming algorithms

Benefits and Compensation
You will have the opportunity to advance the world-leading global optimization software, helping solve real-world problems to global optimality. Salaries are negotiable based on your qualifications and experience. We also offer flexible work hours, the possibility of remote employment, and excellent benefits.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Apply: Please submit your résumé and cover letter to jobs@minlp.com.

Postdoctoral Position Available Immediately, TREE Lab

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Postdoctoral Position Available, TREE Lab
Dr. Bala Chandran’s Research Group, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Bala Chanran is looking to hire a postdoctoral scholar immediately for an ARPAE-funded project on high-temperature powder processing for additive manufacturing applications. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in the areas of material thermodynamics, knowledge of FactStage/CALPHAD to perform phase- equilibrium calculations for metallic alloys, multiscale microstructural materials modeling, oxidation and carburization kinetics of ceramic oxide dispersants, modeling thermal transport and mechanics of materials. 

Interested applicants should have strong computational and analytical skills and demonstrate intellectual independence, should be a team player that is willing to work in a multidisciplinary team-setting with university and industry partners, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Prof. Bala Chandran (rbchan@umich.edu) all the following documents AS SOON AS POSSIBLE as one compiled PDF application. 

  1. A 2-page CV with publications and references
  2. 1 one-page statement of interest that explains why you are best suited for working on the proposed research topic including pointers on how you meet the required project criteria.
  3. 5 slides to showcase your research experience highlighting specific individual contributions with appropriate references included.

PhD Position Available Immediately, TREE Lab

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PhD Position Available Immediately, TREE Lab

Professor Bala Chandran is looking to recruit one highly motivated PhD student, on a Department of Energy funded project on solar water splitting for hydrogen production. This project will tentatively start from November 2019. The student will be involved in developing computational models to predict the combined influences of semiconductor physics, electrocatalysis, mass and energy transport for the design of a particle-suspension solar water splitting reactor. The student will also be involved in experimental aspects of this project to understand the impacts of thermal convection on species transport. 

Interested students should have the following qualifications: 

  • Strong analytical skills and intellectual independence (i.e., able to read books or papers and learn by oneself; able to transfer theoretical knowledge to practical situations) 
  • Excellent work ethic and a strong team player that can interface with a multidisciplinary team with university and national lab partners 
  • Aptitude for numerical and computational modeling of various physical phenomena 
  • Relevant course experiences: 
    • Undergraduate level Thermodynamics, Heat-Transfer or Mass-
    • Transfer, Fluids, Numerical Analysis and Partial Differential Equations
    • Basic programming skills in Matlab/Python/Mathematica
    • Knowledge or experience in finite element/finite volume modeling for transport problems and semiconductor physics will be considered a plus point.
    • Interest and capability to develop hands-on experimental prototypes for the project to study thermal transport.

Students from various engineering departments – ME , ChemE, MSE, EECS, and Applied Physics are encouraged to apply for the position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email, as one PDF file (1) your CV, (2) unofficial academic transcript and (3) a one-page statement of interest to rbchan@umich.edu ASAP! Your statement should reflect your coursework and research experiences pertinent to this project, and highlight why you are interested in this project.

John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science

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John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science

Sandia National Laboratories invites outstanding candidates to apply for the 2020 John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science. This prestigious fellowship is partially supported by the Applied Mathematics Research Program in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research.

The fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity for innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing on advanced computing architectures with application to a broad range of science and engineering problems of national importance. Applicants must have or soon receive a Ph.D. in applied/computational mathematics or related computational science and engineering disciplines. Applicants must have less than three years of postdoctoral experience, and be able to obtain a DOE security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

This appointment is for one year, with a possible renewal for a second year, and includes a highly competitive salary, moving expenses and a generous professional travel allowance.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Complete applications received by November 22, 2019 will receive full consideration.

For more information, including application instructions, please see the flyer or visit the web page at http://www.cs.sandia.gov/VN_Web_Page/