Computational Cosmology Center Group Lead
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA 94720
DescriptionLawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL, Data Science Division has an opening for a Computational Cosmology Center Group Lead to join the team.

The Computational Cosmology Center (the C3 Group) is a team of astrophysicists, computational scientists, engineers, post-docs, and students with expertise in advanced computing techniques and their application to scientific collaborations, including cosmology and experimental and theoretical astrophysics. The C3 group was formed by the Computational Research and Physics Divisions at LBNL to focus on developing the tools, techniques, and technologies to meet the analysis challenges posed by present and future cosmological data sets. C3 researchers are embedded in large experimental or simulation focused collaborations to provide the cyberinfrastructure and underlying models for scientific data analysis and exploration.

This position is for a Computer Staff Scientist as group lead of the C3 Group in the Computational Science Department in the Scientific Data Division. In this exciting role, you will conduct and lead computing research and/or development projects within or related to ongoing or future cosmology science collaborations including DESI, LSST-DESC, CMB-S4, Euclid, WFIRST among others.
RequirementsWhat is Required: • Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Sciences, or related fields, or overall equivalent experience. • At least five years of experience in conducting original research in scientific computing and computational science. • Demonstrated experience in scientific research with a strong publication record. • Demonstrated record in securing research funding. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with colleagues from different backgrounds with different technical skill sets. • Must have excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to work well in a team environment with astrophysicists, physicists, and computing professionals from within the Laboratory as well as remote institutions. Good written and interpersonal communication skills. • Experience writing robust applications used for production by multiple people over an extended time period in both cluster and HPC facilities. Demonstrated ability to design and implement software deliverables on a time-critical path. • Demonstrated ability to stay ahead of a rapidly developing technology. Pursuit of emerging and advanced technologies should be of long-term interest. Possess in-depth working knowledge of current and upcoming computing issues in Cosmology and Astrophysics. • Demonstrated expertise in multiple computer languages on various operating systems. Including, but not limited to C++, Java, Python, Unix, and Linux. Expertise in use of best practices and methodologies in software engineering. • Demonstrated ability to be a decisive leader and exercise independent judgment. Desired Qualifications: • Knowledge of other scientific computing disciplines. • Familiarity with Grid concepts, middleware, workflows, and applications. • Experience with databases.
Company DescriptionBerkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA, and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeWednesday, 16 November 202210am - 3pm CST
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