Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Jefferson Lab

Position ID:Jlab-Theory-HPCSTAFF [#16364, 12161]
Position Title: High Performance Computational Scientist
Position Type:Government or industry
Position Location:Newport News, Virginia 23606, United States [map]
Subject Area: Lattice Field Theory
Appl Deadline:2020/06/01help popup (posted 2020/05/18, listed until 2020/08/03)
Position Description:    

Position Description: The Jefferson Lab Scientific Computing Department is part of the Jefferson Lab IT division and is responsible for the support of scientific computing projects at the laboratory. We are seeking applicants for a position in Computational Physics and Computer Science (Staff Computer Scientist II), to support the lab’s theoretical hadronic and nuclear physics research program with emphasis on Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (LQCD) calculations. The successful candidate will closely interact with staff members in the Scientific Computing department and researchers from the Theory Center to contribute to Jefferson Lab computational projects, to further existing mission needs in the Exascale Computing Project and in the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program. The position provides excellent opportunities for career development in both physics and computer/computational science in a world leading research establishment.

Essential Job Functions:

Carry out research and development in the areas of LQCD calculations with emphasis on architecture specific performance optimizations targeting upcoming exascale accelerator architectures as well as on efficient implementations of novel numerical algorithms that can be integrated into the existing LQCD software stack. Participate and support the computational campaigns of the Theory Center including software development, building and deployment both on local and remote computing resources. Perform performance evaluation of upcoming computing architectures and contribute to the decision making of hardware acquisition at Jefferson Lab.

Position Requirements

Education, Certifications and Experience:

Ph.D. in theoretical physics, computational science, or computer science plus 5 years of expereince is required. Experience of working on high performance computing projects is preferred and the research background in computational LQCD is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Demonstrated knowledge of computer algorithms relevant to the computational domain. Experience of efficient implementation of some of these algorithms targeting specific computing architectures is highly desirable. * Proficient in C or C++. * Experienced with modern development methods and tools. * Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge in the following areas: * Developing parallel software using OpenMP and MPI. * Heterogeneous computing utilizing accelerator architectures using CUDA and/or other programming paradigms. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

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Contact: Robert Edwards, 757-269-6026
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Jefferson Lab
Theory Center
12000 Jefferson Avenue, 12H2
Newport News, VA 23606
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