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Amalie Emmy Noether Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing

Job ID JR100847 Date posted 05/01/2024

The Applied Mathematics Group of the Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) invites exceptional candidates to apply for the Amalie Emmy Noether Fellowship in applied mathematics and scientific computing. This fellowship offers a unique opportunity to conduct research in a broad set of fields, including decision making under uncertainty, scientific machine learning, reduced order or surrogate modeling, uncertainty quantification and scalable computational statistics, model-form errors, optimization, optimal experimental design, high-dimensional inverse problems, data science for streaming parallel/distributed analytics for high performance computing (HPC), integrated or compositional computational modeling frameworks, numerical methods, and multiscale modeling and simulation.

The methods and fundamental advances made in the course of this research will further the progress of applications of interest to BNL and the Department of Energy (DOE). Examples of such mission areas include climate science and climate resilience, design of nanomaterials, low-dose radiation biology, drug discovery, biosecurity, particle accelerator design and control, nuclear physics, quantum computing, power grid resilience, and automation and optimal control of DOE experimental user facilities, among others.

The fellowship includes access to world-class HPC resources, such as the BNL Institutional Cluster and DOE leadership computing facilities. Access to these platforms will allow computing at scale and will ensure that the successful candidate will have the necessary resources to solve challenging DOE problems of interest. 

This position provides support for a period of two years at CSI.  This fellowship presents a unique chance to conduct interdisciplinary collaborative research in BNL programs with a highly competitive salary. Recipients will be allowed to select a direct mentor from a list of CSI staff scientists. This mentor will help the recipient define and pursue their own research agenda during their appointment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research in applied mathematics
  • Work in interdisciplinary collaborations with other mathematicians and applied domain scientists
  • Formulate an independent, high-quality research program in collaboration with lab mentors 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in applied or computational mathematics or a related field (e.g. mathematics, engineering, physics, statistics, operations research, computer science) within the last five years or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the commencement of employment
  • Programming experience in scientific computing

Other Information:

  • BNL policy requires that after obtaining their PhD, eligible candidates for research associate appointments may not exceed a combined total of 5 years of relevant work experience as a post-doc and/or in an R&D position, excluding time associated with family planning, military service, illness, or other life-changing events
  • The initial two-year term appointment is subject to renewal contingent on performance and funding

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge in one or more of:

  • Scientific machine learning
  • Model reduction or surrogate modeling
  • Bayesian inference, uncertainty quantification, spatiotemporal statistics, or scalable computational statistics
  • Decision making under uncertainty or optimal design of experiments
  • Optimization
  • High performance computing
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Numerical methods
  • Experience solving applied domain sciences problems (e.g., in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering)
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary collaborations 

Brookhaven National Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary range for this position is $70200 - $116200 / year. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

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