Job Details

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Position Number: 2022459
  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Human Development & Family Studies

HPC Numerical Algorithms Postdoctoral Researcher - 91276

Organization: CR-Computational Research

Berkeley Lab's Computational Research ( Division has an opening for a HPC Numerical Algorithms Postdoctoral Researcher to work on high-performance numerical algorithm development. The Applied Numerical Algorithms Group (ANAG) develops advanced numerical algorithms and software for partial differential equations integrated with the application of the software to problems of independent scientific and engineering interest. The primary focus of our work is in the development of high-resolution and adaptive discretizations of partial differential equations in complex geometries, targeting DOE-mission applications including biological systems, electro-chemical and electro-magnetic systems, climate, and fusion energy.

We are seeking strong software and applied math candidates that can help develop the next generation of finite volume numerical algorithms, which must be both highly accurate and fast on multi-core and GPU architectures. You will join an interdisciplinary team of applied mathematicians and software engineers to develop new algorithms for next-generation high performance computing (HPC) computational science simulations.

We value and strive for diversity in backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

What You Will Do:

Analyze accuracy and stability of numerical algorithms and linear algebra solvers.

Understand C++ software design and development for high-performance computer architectures.

Contribute to publications and participate in conferences and meetings.

Contribute in a multidisciplinary team environment which includes mathematicians, software developers, and computational scientists.

What is Required:

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or Physical Sciences/Engineering within the last 3 years, with a strong research background in at least some of applied mathematics, computational methods, and scientific computing.

General experience in developing and using numerical software for partial differential equations.

Some experience in C/C++ programming.

Experience developing mathematical and software models for science applications is desired.

Understanding of computer systems architecture and their contributions to the overall system performance is also desirable.

For full consideration, please submit a CV. The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


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 less than 3 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

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, CA.

How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here ( to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

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