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Postdoctoral Appointee - Applied Mathematics & Computer Science
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We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee specializing in applied mathematics and computer science\. The successful candidate will be part of team investigating various aspects of reduced order modeling, with a focus on the discovery of structure in data to drastically reduce the cost of simulating nonlinear dynamical systems at extreme scale\. The tools developed will be deployed to enable high\-fidelity models within many\-query applications such as design optimization and uncertainty quantification\. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate technical leadership, publish outstanding new developments in peer\-reviewed scientific journals, and contribute to development of open\-source software where relevant to project needs\. The ability to interact and cooperate with a diverse set of colleagues is a strong advantage in this position\.


+ Ph\.D\. degree in physics, applied mathematics, or a related engineering or science discipline conferred within the past 5 years
+ Publication record indicative of relevant research expertise;
+ Expertise in model reduction, adjoint\-based error methods, and/or uncertainty quantification;
+ Experience in Matlab, C\+\+\.
+ Candidate must be able to obtain a U\.S\. Department of Energy security clearance for this position\. In order to obtain a security clearance, U\.S\. Citizenship is required\.


+ Demonstrated ability to team in an interdisciplinary R&D environment;
+ Demonstrated research community leadership through activities such as participation in student or professional organizations, service on committees, workshop and/or conference organization, and editorial roles;
+ Experience in machine learning;
+ Experience in MPI and high\-performance computing\.

Department Description:

The Extreme\-scale Data Science & Analytics team provides strong expertise in data science and analytics, supporting Sandia's physical sciences and engineering mission partners by enabling the extraction of critical insights from extreme\-scale observations, simulations and experiments\. Capabilities in 8959 combine recent advances in applied mathematics and computer science, with expertise in UQ, reduced order modeling, and feature identification techniques\. These capabilities will complement and leverage existing research in other 8900, 1400 and other Sandia departments\.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

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.