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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Data-centric and Cloud-based Performance Modeling in Topeka, Kansas

Overview

The Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate (PCSD) researchers lead major R&D efforts in experimental and theoretical interfacial chemistry, chemical analysis, high energy physics, interfacial catalysis, multifunctional materials, and integrated high-performance and data-intensive computing.

PCSD is PNNL’s primary steward for research supported by the Department of Energy’s Offices of Basic Energy Sciences, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, and Nuclear Physics, all within the Department of Energy's Office of Science.

Additionally, Directorate staff perform research and development for private industry and other government agencies, such as the Department of Defense and NASA. The Directorate's researchers are members of interdisciplinary teams tackling challenges of national importance that cut across all missions of the Department of Energy.

Responsibilities

The High-Performance Computing (HPC) Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking post-doctoral candidates to contribute to and drive research in memory-centric performance modeling, emerging and distributed scientific work-flows, and the utilization of cloud computing resources in scientific computing contexts. With future scientific computing workloads increasingly spanning edge, HPC computing centers, and cloud resources, the scientific computing ecosystem is diversifying in terms of computation patterns, systems, and platforms. In order to drive future scientific discovery, computational scientists must grapple with increasingly complex software mapped to heterogeneous and often distributed computing platforms. Fundamental research is required to gain better insight into how computing platforms are utilized by these new workloads, and to drive future system and software design.

The ideal candidate will lead research in the following topic areas:

Characterizing, modeling, and accelerating the performance of current and emerging workloads in scientific modeling and data analytics

Data-centric performance analysis, modeling, and optimization for understanding data flow between storage, network, and memory

Cloud-based performance analysis and workload characterization for data intensive and HPC applications

Successful candidates will be involved in projects focusing on the development of tools and techniques to enable modeling and understand of data access and data movement within scientific work-flows. Candidates will work with multi-disciplinary teams impacting computational science across the laboratory and larger scientific computing community. They will be working on cutting-edge HPC technologies and help shaping future scientific computing ecosystems, potentially contributing back to the open-source community in the form of software tools.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

Not applicable

Additional Information

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Testing Designated Position

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About PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at careers@pnnl.gov .

Drug Free Workplace

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

Mandatory Requirements

Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

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