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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree


Apply now for the Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computing Sciences, sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratorys Computing Sciences Area. Researchers in computer science, applied mathematics or any computational science discipline who have received their Ph.D. within the last three years are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary, professional travel allowance, relocation assistance, excellent benefits, and an opportunity to work in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since its founding in 2002, Berkeley Labs Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship has cultivated exceptional young scientists who have gone on to make outstanding contributions to computational and computing sciences.

Applications are due November 11, 2016 for Fall 2017.

About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

Whether running trillions of calculations on a supercomputer or visualizing and analyzing massive datasets, scientists today rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, and computational science, as well as large-scale computing and networking facilities, to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences organization researches, develops, and deploys new tools and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research in such areas as global climate change, combustion, fusion energy, nanotechnology, biology, and astrophysics. Research areas in Computing Sciences include:


Researching and developing software and hardware to support extreme-scale computing

Developing mathematical modeling for complex scientific problems

Designing algorithms to improve the performance of scientific applications

Researching computer architectures to improve system performance

Advancing extreme scientific data management

Evaluating new and promising computing and networking technologies

Researching methods to control and manage dynamic circuit networks

Developing large scale visualization and analytics technologies

Performing data analysis in distributed environments



Requires a Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics or related discipline.

Candidates must have less than three years of paid postdoctoral experience.

Application Process:

For consideration applications are due November 11, 2016. Letters of Reference are due November 18, 2016. Following your application submission, you will receive a message with detailed instructions regarding the application process.

The Computing Sciences Alvarez Selection Committee is made up of a broad representation of scientists and engineers across Berkeley Labs Computing Sciences Area that will conduct a thorough review of all applications received. Finalists will be notified in January 2017. Interviews and final selection will be completed by late February.

Notes: This is one-year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal and/or conversion to Career or Term Research Scientist based upon appropriate division review and approval, job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.