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Postdoctoral Appointee - Multilevel Solvers on Advanced Architectures for Strongly-Coupled Multiphysics Systems

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Do you want to perform innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing? Are you passionate about developing new algorithms and approaches to address challenges posed by complex applications or next-generation computing hardware?

We are seeking Postdoctoral Appointees to research/develop multilevel solver algorithms for strongly-coupled multiphysics systems on advanced architectures. In this role, you will work collaboratively on a multidisciplinary research team conducting fundamental algorithmic research. You will also develop high-performance parallel numerical software that will run on some of the largest supercomputers in the world.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Conduct leading-edge research in scalable preconditioning methods for sparse linear systems arising from multiphysics models
+ Develop high-performance, C++ numerical algorithms for distributed memory multicore architectures
+ Analyze and improve algorithmic and parallel scalability of sparse linear solvers within multiphysics simulations on leading DOE computing platforms
+ Communicate your research in peer-reviewed journal publications and conference presentations
+ Travel as needed to support ongoing projects


+ You have, or are pursuing a PhD in mathematics, computer science, or related engineering or science discipline and possess a bachelors in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)
+ You possess an expertise in numerical linear algebra
+ Your background includes experience with parallel iterative linear solver and preconditioning techniques
+ Your research experience includes presentations, technical publications, released software, and/or work with applications
+ You have experience in advanced object-oriented programming in C++
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance


+ Experience working in collaborative software development environments
+ Experience in high-performance computing on distributed, parallel manycore architectures
+ Experience utilizing C++ component software libraries for scientific software development
+ Experience with parallel programming such as MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, etc.
+ Experience developing or working with Trilinos or a comparable scientific software library

Department Description:

The Computational Mathematics Department (01442) conducts research in computational and applied mathematics motivated by science and engineering applications of interest to Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy. Members of the department interact and collaborate with a broad range of Sandia and DOE staff and also maintain a research presence in the external professional community by collaborating with universities and industry, publishing peer-reviewed literature, participating in professional societies, and refereeing and editing for journals.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.


Posted: 2019-10-11 Expires: 2019-12-11

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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Postdoctoral Appointee - Multilevel Solvers on Advanced Architectures for Strongly-Coupled Multiphysics Systems

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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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