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Climate Modeling Computational Science Postdoctoral Appointee

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Are you looking to be a member of a high performing team? You can join our team of scientists and researchers and make a difference.

We are seeking a postdoctoral research to work on research topics in the general area of Computational Scientist for the improvement of the E3SM Climate Model.

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

+ Develop and apply numerical methods suitable to the scientific model
+ Investigate algorithms targeted for high performance computing environments
+ Work independently, engage with the team, and collaborate with customers
+ Lead in the generation of scientific publications and presentations


+ You have, or are pursuing, a PhD in computer science, engineering, science, or mathematics, with a focus on some aspect of computational science and possess a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)
+ A track record of performing research and generating scientific peer-reviewed publications
+ Experience with numerical methods for solving models that simulate scientific or engineered systems
+ Able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level secuirty clearance


+ Desire to perform computational research that is both novel and impactful
+ Ability to find creative solutions to algorithms and software problems
+ Experience in aspects of High Performance Computing, such as performance analysis, GPUs, and scalability
+ Interest or experience in working on climate modeling applications
+ Interest in developing a research career through publications, presentations, and proposals

Department Description:

The Computational Science Department performs leading-edge software development and technical analysis through physics-based modeling and simulation, using our applications expertise as 'power users' to guide software development at Sandia's Center for Computing Research. Our goal is to establish first-of-a-kind uses of this software in diverse applications of national importance, ranging from nuclear stockpile stewardship to global climate modeling, and spanning multiple disciplines of the physical sciences and engineering. As both developers and analysts, we act as a bridge to set a standard for computational simulation for the broader user community and to incorporate critical feedback from users for continuous improvements in our software development activities and products.

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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.


Posted: 2019-11-15 Expires: 2019-12-16

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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