Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science

Position ID:Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science-NERSC1 [#10407, 84264]
Position Title: Machine Learning Engineer
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Engineering, Machine Learning
Appl Deadline:2017/12/15 (posted 2017/11/29, listed until 2017/12/15)
Position Description:    

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Machine Learning Engineer - 84264
Organization: NE-NERSC

Position Summary:

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center at Berkeley Lab is seeking a passionate Machine Learning Engineer to collaborate with scientists and conduct applied research and development, outreach and training in Machine Learning for Science.

This role will enable Office of Science researchers to benefit from the very latest machine learning and deep learning (ML/DL) techniques, conducted on one of the world’s largest supercomputers. You will gain experience using cutting edge machine learning techniques and ‘Big Data’ technologies and tools, operating at extreme-scales and work in a collaborative environment with scientists and engineers from a wide variety of backgrounds.

You will be part of a NERSC’s Data and Analytics Services group that supports experimental science and advanced analytics. You will also be part of multidisciplinary and cross-institution projects, involving academic and industry partners such as Google, Intel, NVIDIA, and Cray, and renowned academics both in domain sciences as well as in machine-learning and statistics.

What You Will Do:
• Collaborating with scientists to develop new applications of machine learning for science - opening door to new science.
• Designing new deep learning architectures to improve potential for science discoveries in many fields.
• Bringing these techniques and the latest ML/DL frameworks and tools to NERSC users and the some of the world’s largest supercomputers.
• Provide expert ML/DL advice and consultancy services to scientists and users of NERSC computing resources.

What is Required:
• Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 8 years related experience (or higher degree).
• Background in machine learning or statistics, including familiarity with multiple deep learning architectures and technologies.
• Some experience, knowledge and/or significant interest in applying multiple machine learning techniques to scientific data.
• Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Proven ability to work productively both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team balancing divergent objectives involving research, code development, supporting software and consulting with scientists.

Additional Desired Qualifications:
• A PhD in the above numerical fields.
• A proven track record of publications in Deep Learning at machine learning or domain science venues.
• Familiarity with multiple hardware backends (e.g. CPU, GPU, FPGA)
• Familiarity with performance profiling, benchmarking, optimization and scaling of DL architectures on HPC systems.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on December 15, 2017.


• This is a full time, 2 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
• Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• Salary is commensurate with experience.
• 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.
• Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

How To Apply
Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

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.

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