Berkeley Lab's Computational Cosmology Center (C3) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on topics related to cosmological simulations and inference of cosmological parameters using simulations and observational data. Areas of interest are broad, including: development of hydrodynamical Nyx code and simulations, large-scale structure and reionization models, statistical and machine learning methods for future sky surveys, surrogate modeling of expensive cosmological simulations and others. The ideal candidate will be capable of generating their own research ideas and have good programming skills.
Berkeley Lab is a full member of several cosmology surveys, including DESI, LSST, CMB-S4 as well as additional CMB experiments. Postdoctoral researchers will have access to significant allocations on some of the world-leading supercomputers including Cori (Berkeley/NERSC), Theta (Argonne/ALCF) and Summit (Oakridge/OLCF) and will interact with researchers from UC Berkeley departments including Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP) and Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS).
What You Will Do:
Become an essential member of a diverse team of cosmologists, applied mathematicians and computer scientists, working together on cosmological simulations and parameter inference.
Publish and present research results in journals and conference proceedings.
What is Required:
PhD in Physics, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field.
Strong interest in numerical simulations and/or statistical and machine learning techniques.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work productively both independently and as part of a diverse team.
Experience with High-Performance Computing in scientific context is preferred.
For full consideration, please submit the following materials listed below with your application:
Statement describing research interests
At least 3 letters of recommendation submitted directly to Zarija Lukic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by December 31, 2020.
This is a full-time 2 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
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. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
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