2020- Luis J. Alvarez and Admiral Grace M. Hopper Postdoctoral Fellowships, Berkeley Lab

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Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area conducts research and development in  mathematical modeling and simulation, algorithm design, data storage, management and analysis, computer system architecture and high-performance software implementation. We collaborate directly with scientists across Berkeley Lab, the Department of Energy and industry to solve some of the world’s most challenging computational and data management and analysis problems in a broad range of scientific and engineering fields, including materials science, biology, climate modeling, astrophysics, fusion science, and many others.

What is Required:

  • Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, computational science, or a related discipline within the last 3 years. 

  • Expertise with advanced algorithms, software techniques, and/or networking in a related research field.

  • Demonstrated creativity and the ability to perform independent research.

  • Demonstrated excellence in a related research field including: solid publication record, high citations, and awards.

  • Ability to develop new cross-disciplinary partnerships that use advanced computational and/or mathematical techniques to produce unique lab capabilities.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to facilitate communications and collaborations with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of advanced computing and high-performance computing is preferred.

Application Timeline:

The Computing Sciences Alvarez/Hopper 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: December 13, 2019
  • Letters of Reference due: December 16, 2019
  • Review & Selection: December/January 2019/2020
  • Finalist announced: February 2020
Application Process:
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:

    A) CV/Resume

    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 December 9, 2019). You are required to use the following 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: For consideration, applications are due December 13, 2019. However, your letters of reference must be received by the Lab directly from your letter writers by December 16, 2019, so, if you leave this to the last few days it is advised to give advance notice to your letter writers.

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