ATLAS Postdoctoral Scholar R32.1

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Berkeley Lab's Physics Division has an opening for a ATLAS Postdoctoral Scholar to work in the Berkeley Lab's (LBNL) ATLAS software group that leads the development of Athena, the application framework of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN, with a focus on enabling concurrency on modern heterogeneous architectures and on optimizing High Performance Computing (HPC) workflows. The Postdoctoral Scholar will collaborate between the Physics and Computing Research Divisions. 

What You Will Do: 

  • Collaborate with ATLAS physicists and computer scientists to design and implement coprocessor support in Athena, the ATLAS framework. 

  • Research and development in resource scheduling and in efficient data access. 

  • Develop distributed and parallel ATLAS analysis workflows on HPC systems like NERSC9 (Perlmutter) including the training of Machine Learning models on ATLAS datasets. 

  • Research in Computational Physics, from data-driven pattern recognition algorithms, to post-Moore architectures (including neuromorphic and quantum systems), from data analytics on HPC, to new algorithms and software for simulation parameter tuning. 

  • Conduct original research independently and in collaborations. 

  • Develop research presentations for collaboration meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences. 

  • Report results to supervisor. 

Additional Responsibilities as needed: 

  • Contribute to one or more existing research projects of the ATLAS LBL software group. 

  • Identify and propose new research projects aligned with the group priorities. 

  • Prepare documentation and tutorials on emerging technologies and new core software products aimed at HEP developers. 

  • Participate in ATLAS production operations on NERSC HPCs. 

What Is Required: 

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in physics, applied physics, computer science, or related fields. 

  • Experience with HEP software development. 

  • Proficiency with modern scientific computing programming. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively, and to contribute to a large software project. 

  • Demonstrated ability to perform research individually and as part of a research group. 

  • Relevant publication record and demonstration of proficient written and oral presentation of scientific results. 

Additional Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience in any of the following areas: concurrency techniques, HPC systems, GPGPU programming, software design, software engineering, machine learning algorithms and libraries, data analytics frameworks, software performance evaluation and optimization, the ROOT data analysis framework. 

The following required application materials listed below must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online : 

  1. Curriculum Vitae. 

  2. Cover Letter. 

  3. Statement describing future research interests (3 page limit). 

  4. 3 Letters of reference to be uploaded on AJO by the referee, with at least one reference from outside LBNL/UC Berkeley. 

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on March 31, 2019. 


  • This is a full time, 2 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have no more than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree. 

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay. 

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes. 

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. 

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment. 

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley. 

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