Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Data Science (Social Media Analytics and Machine Learning) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 305874

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computational & Statistical Analytics

Group: Data Sciences & Analytics


Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the Data Sciences and Analytics Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. At PNNL we seek to find solutions to our nation’s toughest problems in disaster response, health security, and related domains. We are looking for a strongly motivated person with excellent skills in applied machine learning and/or social computing. The candidate should have a keen interest in multidisciplinary research and have a PhD in applied mathematics, computer science, machine learning, cognitive science or any closely related discipline. Proven abilities to work independently and to quickly adapt to new scientific environments are essential for this position. Superb communication skills to successfully collaborate with the other members of the group and a strong working knowledge of both oral and written English are required.

The following skills are also desired:

-Be familiar with existing deep learning libraries (e.g., TensorFlow, Keras, Theano, Caffe, Torch, and CNTK).

-Have experience applying deep learning to domain specific applications, such as video analysis, behavioral modeling, social computing, time series prediction, computer vision, etc.

-Have the ability to contribute that knowledge to the academic and research strength of PNNL and have experience writing scientific publications demonstrating their insight and discovery.

oPublication record in scientific conferences such as NIPS, ICML, ICLR, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ACL, ICWSM, EMNLP, NAACL, EACL, COLING, and SIGIR is preferred.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

U.S. citizenship required.


Preferred Qualifications

- Effective written and oral communication is required.

- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively on diverse teams are required.

- Record of research accomplishments required, preferably peer-reviewed publications.

- Proven ability to work independently and to quickly adapt to new scientific environments.

Preferred Education: Degree in applied mathematics, machine learning, computer science, cognitive science or closely related field. GPA of 3.5 or higher preferred.


Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.


Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Data Sciences & Analytics

Opening Date: 2016-10-10

Closing Date: 2016-11-24