Apply now for the Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computing Sciences, sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Computing Sciences Area. Researchers in computer science, applied mathematics or any computational science discipline who have received their Ph.D. within the last three years are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will work primarily with a research group within the Computing Sciences Area, and receive a competitive salary, professional travel allowance, relocation assistance, excellent benefits, and an opportunity to work in the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area.
Since its founding in 2002, Berkeley Lab's Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship has cultivated exceptional early career scientists who have gone on to make outstanding contributions to computational and computing sciences.
About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab:
Whether running extreme-scale simulations on a supercomputer or applying machine-learning or data analysis to massive datasets, scientists today rely on advances in and integration across computer science, mathematics, and computational science, as well as large-scale computing and networking facilities, to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences Area researches, develops, and deploys new tools and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research in our core capabilities of computer science, mathematics, and computational science. In addition to fundamental advances in our core capabilities, we impact such areas as materials science, chemistry, biology, astrophysics, climate change, combustion, and fusion energy. Research areas in Computing Sciences include:
● Developing scientific applications and software technologies for extreme-scale computing
● Developing mathematical modeling for complex scientific problems
● Designing algorithms to improve the performance of scientific applications
● Researching digital and post-digital computer architectures for science
● Advancing extreme-scale scientific data management, analysis, and machine-learning
● Evaluating or developing new and promising networking technologies
● Researching methods to control and manage dynamic circuit networks
● Developing large scale visualization and analytics technologies
● Managing scientific data in distributed environments
● Requires a Phd. in computer science, mathematics or related discipline.
● Candidates must have less than three years of paid postdoctoral experience.
For consideration, applications are due April 23, 2019
There is a multi-step application process:
1) Submit a full and complete application, including names of reference letter writers.
2) As part of your application, you must upload and submit additional materials:
B) Cover Letter
C) Research Statement
D) Publications List
3) Three (3) Letters of Reference must be submitted directly from three individual letter writers (due April 30, 2019). You are required to use the template (http://go.lbl.gov/lor-template) to send requests for letters of reference. The template provides instructions for letter writers where to return the letter by the deadline.
4) Application deadline: The Alvarez Fellow Position has been relisted and the application deadline extended for two weeks through- April 23, 2019. However, your letters of reference must be received by the Lab directly from your letter writers by April 30, 2019, so, if you leave this to the last few days it is advised to give advance notice to your letter writers.
*It is highly advisable to have this required information ready prior to completing and submitting your application. Your application will not be considered complete if any of the above information is missing.
The Computing Sciences Alvarez Selection Committee is made up of a broad representation of scientists and engineers across Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences Area that will conduct a thorough review of all applications received.
Application deadline: April 23, 2019
Letters of Reference due: April 30, 2019
Review & Selection: May 2019
Finalist announced: May/June 2019
This is two-year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal and/or conversion to Career or Term Research Scientist based upon appropriate division review and approval, job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.
Internal Number: 85397
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.