Operations Research Postdoctoral Staff Member

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore , CA 94550

Posted 2 months ago

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for postdoctoral researchers in the field of operations research and systems analysis. Successful candidates will support a variety of projects related to LLNL focus areas such as cyber-security, additive manufacturing, computational biology/precision medicine, and high-performance computing. As needs arise, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to support other efforts across the Laboratory. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is ideal: optimization, simulation optimization, reinforcement learning/optimal control, statistics, and/or network analysis. These positions are in the Computational Engineering Division (CED) of the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties

  • Conduct research in and development of one or more of the following areas: modeling and simulation of complex systems, reinforcement learning, algorithm design, and data analytics.

  • Design, implement, and analyze techniques in one or more of the above areas.

  • Document research; publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at conferences.

  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.

  • Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.

  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences seminars and/or technical meetings.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Recent PhD in operations research, systems engineering, data science, statistics, applied mathematics or a related field.

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: optimization, stochastic processes, modeling and simulation, statistics, reinforcement learning, data analysis, decision analysis, systems analysis, algorithms, and/or graph theory.

  • Experience with a programming language (e.g., Java, Python, C++).

  • Experience developing independent research projects, including publication of peer-reviewed literature.

  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

  • Initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with analysis software packages (e.g., R, MATLAB).

  • Experience with parallel and/or high-performance computing.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires either no security clearance, or a Department of Energy (DOE) L-level or Q-level clearance depending on the particular assignment.

If you are selected and a security clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. L and Q-level clearances require U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a one year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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