Machine Learning Postdoctoral Fellow - 96992
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA 94720
DescriptionMachine Learning Postdoctoral Fellow - 96992
Division: NE-NERSC

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC, and Physics Division at Berkeley Lab (LBNL, are seeking a highly motivated Machine Learning Postdoctoral Fellow to join a novel project on systematic-aware AI benchmarking for High-Energy Physics (HEP).

We are building a supercomputer-scale AI ecosystem for sharing datasets, training large models, and hosting machine-learning challenges and benchmarks. This ecosystem will be initially exploited for an ML challenge series, based on novel datasets and progressively rolling in tasks of increasing difficulty, focussing on discovering and minimizing the effects of systematic uncertainties in HEP.

In this exciting role, you will work with a multidisciplinary team including machine learning researchers and physicists to build AI challenges, models and software that exploit supercomputers at NERSC.

NERSC and the LBL Physics division have established track records of enabling their postdocs to pursue careers in physics, machine learning and scientific computing in industry, national labs and academia.

What You Will Do:
• Create datasets, tasks, metrics and models to push the development of systematic-uncertainty aware AI techniques in particle physics and cosmology.
• Contribute to the running of AI challenges and the creation of long-lived benchmarks addressing compelling questions about the impact of systematic effects in AI models.
• Help develop an AI benchmark platform, interfaced to supercomputers at NERSC and capable of hosting datasets and models; producing new simulated datasets; applying new AI algorithms on existing datasets; and applying uploaded AI algorithms on new datasets.
• Disseminate results of research activities through refereed publications, reports, and conference presentations.
• Participation in postdoctoral career and science enrichment activities within the Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Area is encouraged.

For full consideration, please apply by November 15, 2022.

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• This is a full-time, 2 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
• This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
• Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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• Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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RequirementsWhat is Required: • Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or another numerical science domain area. • Demonstrably effective communication and interpersonal skills. • Demonstrated ability to perform research individually and as part of a research group. • Ability to contribute to a large software project. • Ability to work productively both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, balancing objectives involving research and code development. Desired Qualifications: • Publication record and/or contributions to open source software projects commensurate with years of experience. • Experience with machine learning/deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn. • Experience in building and training ML/DL models.
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeWednesday, 16 November 202210am - 3pm CST
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