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HPC Postdoctoral Researcher
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA 94720
DescriptionIn this exciting role, you will be part of Berkeley Lab’s (LBNL) Scalable Solvers Group in the Computing Research Division, developing high performance computing (HPC), structure preserving (SP), particle-in-cell (PIC), methods for kinetic models in PETSc (Portable, Extensible, Toolkit for Scientific computing). Kinetic models (up to 6D) are some of the most demanding tasks in Scientific Computing and new classes of Structure Preserving (SP) models and discretizations offer opportunities for unprecedented levels of accuracy and efficiency for use in modern large-scale, high-performance hardware. The postdoc will work with members of the PETSc team on developing and deploying these methods in the PETSc library, developing a global SP model for the Vlasov-Maxwell-Landau (VML) system for use in algorithmic research in fusion energy science as well as the closely related Vlasov-Poisson-Landau system for astrophysics applications.
RequirementsWhat is Required: • Requires a Ph.D. in Computational Science, Software Engineering, Applied Physics, Physics, Astronomy, or related fields. • HPC programming experience in, for example, PETSc, Kokkos/CUDA/HIP/SYCL, MPI. • Ability to communicate effectively, and to contribute to a large software project. • Demonstrated ability to prepare research results for publication and presentation at seminars and scientific meetings. Desired Qualifications: • Experience with PETSc. • Experience with high-performance computing systems and software optimization with modern devices. • Experience with plasma physics, finite element methods, mesh generation, solvers and/or particle methods.
Company DescriptionBerkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA, https://diversity.lbl.gov/ideaberkeleylab/) 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.
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