The Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for an Applied Mathematics and Computational Research Scientist. This position will be responsible for playing an active role in developing new numerical algorithms and computational modeling capabilities for electromagnetics and plasmas with application to accelerator design, astrophysical plasmas, and micro-electronics.
What You Will Do:
Develop, implement and test numerical algorithms for electromagnetics and plasmas.
Develop numerical algorithms for coupling particle and continuum representations of relativistic plasma physics.
Extend existing MHD and PIC algorithms to model pulsar magnetospheres.
Develop and implement numerical methodology for accurately representing embedded boundaries in microelectronic circuits and other electromagnetic applications.
Extend current WarpX-based micro-electronics modeling capability.
Interact with researchers external to the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE) to explore and extend the applicability of new methodology.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or the Physical Sciences/Engineering with a strong research background in applied mathematics, computational methods, and scientific computing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated expertise in kinetic modeling of plasmas.
Demonstrated expertise in computational electromagnetics.
Demonstrated experience with large shared code bases such as AMReX and WarpX.
Demonstrated experience in scientific computing with C++.
Demonstrated experience in parallel computing for scientific applications on hybrid CPU / GPU systems.
Strong background in physics and/or astrophysics.
Keen interest in extending mathematical and scientific computing techniques to new problems.
Ability to work productively both independently and as part of a diverse team.
"Berkeley Lab is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation."
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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