CCSE develops and applies advanced computational methodologies to solve large-scale scientific and engineering problems arising in DOE mission areas involving energy, environment, and industrial technology. One focus area of CCSE researchers is on designing algorithms for multiscale, multiphysics stochastic systems, and in developing implementations of those algorithms that target current and next-generation massively parallel computational architectures. CCSE researchers work collaboratively with application scientists to develop state-of-the-art solution methodologies in these fields.
This position is a research position in applied mathematics and computational science. The successful candidate will be responsible for playing an active role in CCSE's basic mathematical research efforts on developing novel techniques for numerical simulation of stochastic systems. These systems are described in terms of stochastic partial differential equations, particle systems and/or hybrid systems that dynamically couple both types of descriptions.
What You Will Do:
Perform research on the development and analysis of efficient numerical methods for stochastic PDEs.
Perform research on developing numerical algorithms for modeling stochastic particle systems.
Explore approaches for developing multiscale hybrid algorithms for modeling stochastic systems.
Explore different approaches to the development of mathematical models of mesoscale models for applications such as active matter, self-assembly or membranes in either engineered or biological systems.
Interact with researchers external to CCSE to explore and extend the applicability of new methodology.
Author peer-reviewed journal articles and contribute to research proposals.
Participate in developing new funding initiatives as needed.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or the Physical Sciences/Engineering, or equivalent experience, with a strong research background in applied mathematics, computational methods, and scientific computing.
Demonstrated expertise in statistical mechanics and nonequilibrium thermodynamics.
Demonstrated research experience in the development of stochastic particle-based mesoscale models of fluids such as Direct Simulation Monte Carlo.
Demonstrated research experience in the development of numerical methods for stochastic systems such as fluctuating hydrodynamics.
Demonstrated research experience in the development of multiscale models for stochastic systems.
Demonstrated experience in scientific computing using C++ and Fortran90.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for best consideration, please apply by November 18, 2019.
This is a full-time, 3 year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.