Postdoctoral Appointee - Computer Scientist

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7083995

Posted: August 26, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Math and Computer Sciences at Argonne National Laboratory provides intellectual and technical leadership in the computing sciences, applied mathematics, computer science, and computational science. To this end, we pursue the most important scientific problems of our nation, problems that require innovative computational tools and technology for transformative science during the next several decades.

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory seeks Postdoctoral candidates for a position in scientific machine learning. The successful candidate will be performing machine learning research and development for scientific discovery on some of the world’s fastest supercomputers. This work will include development of scalable supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement, transfer, meta, continual, and automated learning methods with flexibility on the class of methods pursued based on wide range of DOE relevant scientific applications such as nuclear physics, computational chemistry, materials science, high performance computing, weather modeling, and transportation. You will actively collaborate with computer scientists, mathematicians, and domain scientists and will have the opportunity to build an independent research program.

This is an Evergreen job posting which allows candidates to apply once to be considered for multiple job requisitions; you may be asked to apply to a specific job posting in the future.

Education and Experience Requirements

Recent or soon-to-be completed PhD
Experience in machine/deep learning, high-performance computing, scientific computing or mathematical optimization
Programming experience in C, C++, and/or Python
Experience in Keras, Tensorflow, Pytorch
Good communication skills both verbal and written
Software development practices and techniques for computational and data-intensive science problems.
Ability to understand and implement methods from latest machine learning articles
Experience and skills in interdisciplinary research involving computer scientists and discipline scientists
Experience or knowledge with parallel programming such as MPI
Collaborative skills including the ability to work well with other laboratories and universities, supercomputer centers and industry.


Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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