Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Mathematics in Computation Section

Position ID: ORNL-POSTDOC8994 [#20628, 8994]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Numerical Methods for Kinetic Equations
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2022/11/11 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/12, listed until 2023/02/01)
Position Description:    

Requisition Id: 8994


The Multiscale Methods and Dynamics (MMD) Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking several qualified applicants for postdoctoral positions related to numerical methods for kinetic equations. Mathematical topics of interest include high-dimensional approximation, closure models, hybrid methods, structure preserving methods, and iterative solvers. Successful applications will work in applications related to gas dynamics, plasma physics, and radiation transport. The position comes with a travel allowance and access to advanced computing resources. The MMD group is responsible for the design and development of basic numerical algorithms and analysis necessary for simulating and understanding complex, multi-scale systems. The group is part of the Mathematics in Computation (MiC) Section of the Computer Science and Mathematics (CSM) Division. CSM delivers fundamental and applied research capabilities in a wide range of areas, including applied mathematics and computer science, experimental computing systems, scalable algorithms and systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data management, workflow systems, analysis and visualization technologies, programming systems and environments, and system science and engineering.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

• Participation in the development and analysis of new computational methodologies for scientific problems, often customized to complex and large-scale scientific applications.

• Delivery and support of mathematical technologies for various scientific disciplines and applications.

• Dissemination of research through peer-reviewed papers and technical reports, as well as seminar and conference presentations.

• Active participation in professional organizations.

Basic Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Science, or a related field completed within the last 5 years.

• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.

• Effective interpersonal skills.

• Basic programming experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Formal training in numerical analysis, linear algebra, and/or iterative solvers

• Expertise in multiscale problems and model reduction

• Experience developing methods for differential and integral equations

• Experience in the design and implementation of scalable numerical algorithms on HPC architectures

• Experience developing mathematical tools for engineering or science applications

Please note that we only use Mathjobs.org for advertisement purposes; In order to be considered for any of our positions, all applicants MUST apply through the ORNL applicant tracking system, http://jobs.ornl.gov. Applicants cannot have received their Ph.D. more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be for up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and the availability of funding.

Benefits at ORNL: ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain talented people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience. Other benefits include: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, Relocation Assistance, and Employee Discounts.

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Please note that all applicants MUST also apply through the ORNL applicant tracking system, http://jobs.ornl.gov

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Further Info:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Bethel Valley Rd. MS6164, Oak Ridge, TN 37831