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Company: University of California
Location: United States of America
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


The Computational Research Division at Berkeley Lab is hiring for a Postdoctoral Scientist in Performance Engineering and High Performance Computing. This position will conduct fundamental and applied research in performance modeling of scientific computing running on pre-exascale multicore and accelerator-based supercomputers.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop models to capture the key performance facets to scientific computing, including thread- and instruction-parallel algorithms running on current and future multicore and accelerator supercomputers.

  • Work with cross-disciplinary teams to improve algorithm performance by taking advantage of the latest computer architecture capabilities.

  • Publish and represent research results in high-impact journals and top conferences in the areas of parallel computing and performance optimization.

What is Required:

  • PhD degree within the last 3 years in Computer Science, Computational Sciences, Applied Mathematics, or a related technical field.

  • In-depth knowledge of multicore and GPU-accelerated architectures.

  • Proficiency in C and/or C++ programming language.

  • Proficiency in one or more of the parallel libraries/languages such as MPI, OpenMP, CUDA.

  • Ability to analyze algorithms and software, and suggest novel approaches for performance.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Software engineering tools such as make ang git.

  • Understanding of repeatable scientific approach to algorithm and performance optimization.

  • One or more of the popular scripting languages such as Python, Julia, or R.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


  • This is a full-time, 2 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • This position will be remote initially, but limited to individuals residing in the United States tentatively until September 2021 due to COVID-19. Once the Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Learn About Us:

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

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."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

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