The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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2018-05-172018-06-22

R&D Computer Science - Mapping Brain Algorithms into Computer Algorithms (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking a Computer Scientist to conduct research and development on brain\-inspired algorithms for emerging neuromorphic computing hardware in collaboration of our interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers\.



On any given day, you may be called on to:



+ Develop and extend brain\-inspired algorithms, such as investigating new neural mechanisms into deep learning networks

+ Develop new application areas for computational neuroscience and neural\-inspired computing in fields like high\-performance computing, remote sensing, and cybersecurity

+ Publish research results in high\-quality journals and competitive conference venues



More information about our groups work is available at: http://neuroscience\.sandia\.gov/



Required:



+ Bachelors and PhD in computational neuroscience, computer science, applied mathematics, or related STEM discipline

+ Experience with theoretical and practical aspects of machine learning, especially neural networks or similar techniques, OR experience in developing computational and mathematical models of neural circuits in the brain

+ Experience with a common programming language such as C\+\+ or Python

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance



Desired:



+ Experience with neural network modeling languages \(Theano, Tensorflow, Keras, etc\) or neural modeling languages \(PyNN, NEST, NEURON, etc\)

+ Prior research publications in neuroscience journals or machine learning conferences



Department Description:



The Data\-driven and Neural Computing Department conducts science, technology, and research and development in human\-machine interface technologies, algorithms for data\-heavy applications, and brain inspired computing\. Examples include computational modeling of neural and cognitive processes, cognitive software agents, conventional compute platforms, advanced architectures based on integrated commodity components, data\-centric computer platforms, and neural architectures and algorithms\. Some of our core technologies emulate and augment human cognition using algorithms ranging from machine learning to detailed physiologically\-based models of perception and cognition\.



About Sandia:



Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:



+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

+ Extraordinary co\-workers

+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*



_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov



\*These benefits vary by job classification\.



Security Clearance:



Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.



Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.



Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.



EEO Statement:



Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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