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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - PNNL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scientific Computing in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311466

Directorate: Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Advanced Computing, Mathematics & Data

Group: High Performance Computing

Job Description

The Invitation

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration and work–life balance. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven postdocs come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here’s your chance to be one of them.

At PNNL, you’ll find a positive, fast-paced environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and dollar-stretching, affordable cost of living. Nestled on the scenic banks of the Columbia River in the fun, mid-sized metropolitan area of Tri-Cities, the Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3.5 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland.

The Opportunity

The PNNL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scientific Computing is competitively awarded to outstanding candidates with interest and demonstrated record of accomplishments in High-Performance Computing and Applied Mathematics. Fellowship appointments will be either in the High Performance Computing Group or the Computational Mathematics Group of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), which have strong capabilities in hardware/software co-design methods, high-level synthesis and architecture design, performance modeling and prediction, compilers, runtime systems, and system software, multiscale mathematics, uncertainty quantification, parameter estimation, and data-driven methods,. Award recipients will opportunity to conduct research in the areas of their choice under the mentorship of High-Performance Computing/Computational Mathematics staff scientists and in collaboration with computational and domain scientists across PNNL.

The Ideal Candidate

If you’re ready to test your talents and training in computing/mathematics and hone your skills at a national laboratory widely recognized for its work in Advanced Computing, Mathematics and Data, we want to connect with you. Details are below, and you don’t need to meet all requirements to be considered.

What you’ll do:

  • Conduct research in the areas of their choice under the mentorship of High-Performance Computing/Computational Mathematics staff scientists

  • Publish results and capability development in high quality, peer-reviewed journals

  • Interact, communicate, and problem solve with a diverse team of computational and experimental research staff within the ACMDD group and across PNNL

  • Present research at technical conferences and project/program review meetings

  • Participate in the development of research proposals

PNNL is committed to diversity and inclusion; applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans are strongly encouraged.

To apply for this position, please click on the Apply button at the top of this page. Call or text (509) 596-0961 to get more information about PNNL and email the group managers Kevin Barker (High Performance Computing) at or Panos Stinis (Computational Mathematics) at for technical details about this position. Also, please share this opportunity with someone you know.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in computer science, applied mathematics or related fields

Training and aptitude in high performance computing/applied mathematics

Strong verbal and written communications skills

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Directorate: Physical & Computational Sci's

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: High-Performance Computing

Opening Date: 2020-12-16

Closing Date: 2021-01-30