The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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Postdoctoral Appointee - Radiation Transport on Next Generation Computers

Albuquerque, NM
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Are you looking to do innovative and creative research? Do you want to be a member of a high performing team? The Radiation Effects Theory Department is seeking a postdoctoral scientist who has recently earned their Ph\.D\. You will collaborate with a high\-performance team of computational physicists, to develop a new Monte Carlo electron\-photon particle transport code for next generation computers\.

Are you ready for your next challenge? Join this diverse and passionate team of high performing individuals and achieve success while making a difference\.

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

+ Conduct research on particle transport Monte Carlo algorithms that are optimized for performance on next generation heterogeneous computers that employ graphical processing units \(GPUs\)\.
+ Write software to implement algorithms and functionality in a new Monte Carlo electron\-photon transport code using software quality techniques\.
+ You will participate in agile team meetings to devise strategy and review progress\.
+ Conduct verification and validation of the new Monte Carlo code\.
+ Communicate your findings to colleagues, customers and the larger scientific community through presentations, technical reports and articles suitable for publication in relevant journals\.

Required:

+ You will have a Ph\.D\. in engineering, physics, computational science, or closely related discipline
+ Experience with Monte Carlo computational methods
+ C\+\+ scientific computer programming experience
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security Clearance

Desired:

+ Experience with Monte Carlo radiation transport for neutral particles and/or electrons
+ Experience with uncertainty quantification, verification and validation, and/or sensitivity analysis
+ Experience with abstraction layers for heterogeneous computers, such as Kokkos
+ Experience with software configuration management, such as GIT
+ Experience with parallel code development with CUDA, OpenMP, and/or MPI
+ Experience in Agile development practices such as Scrum or Kanban
+ Experience in software quality practices

Department Description:

The Radiation Effects Theory Department \(1341\) perform theoretical and computational research to understand the effects caused by ionizing radiation from nuclear weapons, space environments and other sources, including those generated by laboratory machines\. We develop physical models and numerical methods for deployment in computer codes that model the interaction of particle radiation \(X\-rays, electrons, neutrons, gammas\) with matter\. We utilize these and other types of codes to predict and understand electrical and mechanical radiation effects\. Software quality engineering, software verification methods, validation to experimental data, and uncertainty quantification are fundamental to these computational efforts\. We support a variety of customers who are concerned with the effect of radiation on their systems and components\.

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:

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\.

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Posted: 2018-11-06 Expires: 2018-12-07

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