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Job Category:
Postdoctoral Appointee - Solvers for Emerging Architectures
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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\.


Are you ready for your next challenge? Join our team and achieve your dreams while making a difference\.

Sandia has an opportunity for a well\-qualified postdoctoral candidate to conduct leading\-edge research in Algebraic Multigrid \(AMG\) methods for advanced architectures in support of coupled multi\-physics applications\.

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

You will be responsible for software development and numerical investigation\.

+ Work as part of a multi\-disciplinary team and thrive in a fast\-paced technical environment
+ Collaborate with other staff members\.
+ Travel as need to support ongoing projects


+ Ph\.D\. in physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a related area received within 5 years prior to employment
+ Demonstrated expertise in high performance numerical linear algebra, including parallel iterative solvers and/or multilevel preconditioners
+ Research experience as evidenced by presentations, technical publications, released software, and/or work with applications


+ Interest in enabling solver technology within computationally challenging advanced simulations such as uncertainty quantification via stochastic partial differential equations, data\-driven inverse problems, PDE\-based optimization, and sophisticated multi\-physics systems
+ C\+\+ skills and experience with component software for scientific software development
+ Experience with Python and/or Matlab
+ Experience with parallel programming such as MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, etc\.
+ Experience in high\-performance computing on distributed, parallel, and/or other specialized architectures \(e\.g\., GPUs\)
+ Ability to work in a collaborative research environment on problems comprising diverse application domains
+ Excellent written and oral communication skills
+ Ability to obtain and retain a Department of Energy security clearance preferred but not required

Department Description:

The Computational Mathematics Department \(01442\) conducts research in computational and applied mathematics motivated by science and engineering applications of interest to Sandia National Laboratories and the U\.S\. Department of Energy\. Members of the department interact and collaborate with a broad range of Sandia and DOE staff and also maintain a research presence in the external professional community by collaborating with universities and industry, publishing peer\-reviewed literature, participating in professional societies, and refereeing and editing for journals\.

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:

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.