Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Several NERSC HPC PostDocs Available


Berkeley Lab anticipates several openings for post-doctoral fellows in the NERSC Division to address the challenges of petascale computing on new multicore architectures. The fellows will work with high-profile applications in the areas of bioscience, fusion, climate and material science as well as in the development of scalable algorithms and novel language implementations for modern petascale systems. The fellows will have access to leading edge computational platforms as well as prototypes of experimental systems and close interaction with DOE Office of Science Principal Investigators who are receiving significant allocations of high-end computer time under the ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge. Interaction with faculty and students of the University of California, Berkeley and other major research universities is available depending on the specific project. The fellows will have the opportunity to gain experience in the NERSC production environment facility and practical knowledge of the skills necessary for deployment of large-scale multi-user hardware and software.


The fellow will participate in research projects to develop, analyze, and optimize performance of HPC applications and their run-time environment. This project may involve several of the following activities: analysis and optimization of parallel application programs; benchmarking these codes on systems from single CPUs to large scale HPC systems; the development of improved algorithms for multi-core systems; research in a specific computational application domain; publication and dissemination of these research activities through refereed publications and conference presentations.


Required: PhD degree in computer science, computational science, applied mathematics or a related scientific/engineering application domain area is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability to work independently, work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team, and contribute to an active intellectual environment. Experience with code development in a UNIX/Linux - based environment.

Desired: Experience in one or more of the following areas: (1) High-performance computing, (2) Domain science expertise relevant to biosciences, climate, fusion, or similar application fields, (3) Experience tuning and debugging large science applications, (4) Advanced HPC languages and methods (PGAS, CUDA, OpenCL, etc.).

Equal Employment Opportunity

Berkeley Lab is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.


All positions require the completion of a background check. This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal. The Berkeley Lab offers competitive salaries for post-doctoral positions with excellent benefits.

Link to the website to apply at the top.

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