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Applied Mathematics Postdoc - Military Veterans

at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Job Title Applied Mathematics Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name T-5/Applied Mathematics And Plasma Physics
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What You Will Do
We are looking for candidates to join our team in Los Alamos National Laboratory's Theoretical Division (T-Division). T-Division provides a unique and engaging environment that fosters multi-disciplinary collaborations to support the laboratory's strategic basic research and national security missions. The Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics (T-5) group within T-Division conducts research across a wide variety of topics including fusion science, space plasma, numerical analysis, computational imaging, optimization, and the modeling of critical infrastructure (gas pipelines and electrical grids). These application areas are tied together by research in novel algorithms, numerical methods, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

The Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking creative, resourceful postdoc candidates with substantial applied math, machine learning, and computational skills. Knowledge in multilinear algebra - tensor networks, and numerical method for differential equations (PDEs) is a highly desired skill. The successful candidate will work on developing and applying novel methods and computational techniques for solving extra-large PDEs based on tensor networks. The work will be building on already existing software ( ). The research is expected to produce a series of peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals and computational tools. The term of the appointment is 2 years. For general information about the application processes and the LANL fellowships refer to the LANL Graduate Research Assistant page.

T-Division employs about 300 scientists, including many postdoctoral associates and graduate students, with expertise in various facets of theoretical physics, chemistry and applied mathematics. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team that is working on projects related to strategic national-interest problems dealing with development of new machine learning methods with applications in the fields of energy, new materials, biology, and environments. Many of LANL projects address the nation's most challenging safety and security problems. Our research includes active collaborations with universities and other national laboratories. The projects also include extensive research work related to high-performance computing. The successful candidate will interact with researchers and application-oriented scientists on this team as well as in applied mathematics, computing, and physics groups. Access will be provided to state-of-the-art computing facilities within LANL.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

• Strong programming experience in C/C++, Fortran, Python, and/or GPU languages (e. g. CUDA).

• Demonstrated experience in conducting original scientific research through peer reviewed publication record.

• Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).

Education/Experience : Applied Math, Computational Sciences, Statistics, Physics, or Engineering within the past five years (or soon to be completed).

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has a demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision and expertise in one or more of these fields:

• Linear and Multilinear Algebra, with emphasis on Matrix and Tensor factorization algorithms;

• Numerical method for solving partial differential equations;

• Low-rank approximation methods for high-dimensional computing;

• High Performance Computing (HPC) and GPU computing.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

Note to Applicants:

  • Please include in the application a CV, contact information for 3 references, and a detailed cover letter describing your interest in the position and how you meet minimum requirements and desired qualifications
  • Contact Boian Alexandrov ( ), Gianmarco Manzini ( ), or Melanie Vigil ( ) for more details about this position
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paidchildbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Employment Status Full Time
Appointment Type Postdoc

Los Alamos, NM

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Continue the Mission with Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world’s most innovative multidisciplinary research institutions. We focus on strategic science initiatives to uphold national security and ensure the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile along with other defense and research-oriented programs.

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a natural fit and next career for veterans and transitioning personnel from all branches of the military. You don’t need to be a scientist or engineer to work with us; we offer a vast array of career opportunities and need veterans’ unique and technical skillsets as we continue to grow. Hands-on and continuing education will equip you for your next mission.


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