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Postdoctoral Appointee - Algorithm and Software Development
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years\. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment\.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance\.


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct fundamental algorithm research, object\-oriented software development, and development and application of methodologies in the broad areas of multiscale modeling, high\-performance computing, optimization and uncertainty quantification\. Areas of interest in algorithms R&D include \(but are not limited to\) discretizations for concurrent multiscale models, uncertainty quantification for multiscale systems, large\-scale inverse problems, statistical inference, and design\-of\-experiments\. Opportunities exist for research in high\-performance computational models and uncertainty quantification for material science or magnetohydrodynamics applications\.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Develop fundamental algorithm research on multiscale and uncertainty quantification methods on massively parallel computational architectures
+ Publish research results in leading technical journals and present at technical workshops and conferences
+ Implement research results and contribute to the Multiscale Interface for Large\-scale Optimization \(MILO\), or other Trilinos\-based software projects, and the Dakota software toolkit
+ Work in a team with other staff, engineers, scientists, etc\.


+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or related discipline
+ Programming experience with relevant software development on HPC architectures
+ Strong publication record as evidenced by submissions in peer\-reviewed scholarly articles, issued patents, technical books, conferences, etc\.


+ Excellent written and oral communication skills
+ Experience in scientific computing and numerical methods for partial differential equations
+ Experience and/or training in one or more engineering application areas, e\.g\., engineering mechanics, material science, CFD, MHD, etc\.
+ Experience in machine learning with an emphasis on UQ
+ Experience with UQ in high\-dimensional space
+ Experience in developing advanced UQ techniques specifically for large\-scale PDE\-based applications
+ Experience with formal software quality engineering principles
+ Experience with C\+\+ and advanced HPC architectures and operating systems
+ Experience implementing algorithms on heterogeneous computational architectures
+ Research experience in high\-performance computational models and uncertainty quantification for material science or magnetohydrodynamics applications

Department Description:

The mission of the Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification Department at Sandia National Laboratories is to provide leadership in the research, development, and application of scientific optimization and UQ algorithms and software\. Staff members work in a collaborative, highly multidisciplinary, team\-based environment\. The department is well known for DAKOTA, a multilevel, parallel, object\-oriented framework for design optimization, parameter estimation, uncertainty quantification, and sensitivity analyses\. Broad partnerships are maintained at many levels, and collaborations are actively carried out with other government institutions, universities and industry\. The department frequently hosts students and faculty from world\-class universities for extended visits through the Computer Science Research Institute \(CSRI; see http://www\.cs\.sandia\.gov/CSRI/\)\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co\-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.

Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.