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Job ID 758 Date posted 07/15/2016

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

The Center for Data Driven Discovery (C3D - ) part of the Computational Science Initiative (CSI - ) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multi-disciplinary center for the development, deployment, and operation of data-intensive discovery services for science, national security, and industry. Its mission is to translate the advances in computer science and applied mathematics research into algorithms, tools and services that deliver measurable improvements to the scientific discovery process. C3D’s philosophy is hereby to build close, ongoing collaborations between domain science experts, computational scientists, applied mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers. These expert teams jointly identify and address critical data analysis and management challenges within BNL’s key science mission areas and for its external client base. Next to access to expertize from within the Computational Science Initiative and extensive in-house domain science expertise, the C3D collaborators have also access to the research and operational computing and data storage capabilities provided by the BNL Scientific Data and Computing Center.

C3D is currently looking for two Software Engineers with core Data Science skills that enjoy working in a collaborative environment with leading researchers to create novel data service solutions. Existing collaborative efforts are focused around key Department of Energy Scientific Research Facilities, such as the National Synchrotron Light Source II, the Center for Functional Nanomaterials and the Systems Biology Knowledgebase. Growth areas include climate data assimilation and analysis, as well as national security.

Position Description


  • Conduct research and development of new data management and/or analysis methods and services.
  • Collaborate extensively with domain scientists to identify, implement and evaluate data analysis services.
  • Extensively promote the research results through scholarly publications and presentations at leading conferences.
  • Successfully attract future research funds through participation in and leadership of research proposals.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • BS in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or Bioinformatics
  • Demonstrable Experience (a minimum of 5 years) in Data Science techniques is required, specifically – data analysis, data quality, service oriented design, testing, user support, bioinformatics

  • Knowledge of Python, Java and shell scripting, working knowledge of Perl and C/C++
  • Experience with parallel programming models such as MPI or OpenMP
  • Working knowledge of Linux operating systems
  • Demonstrable working experience with Agile development methods
  • Experience with Docker and OpenStack
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” security clearance

Other Information:

  • Moderate domestic and foreign travel
  • MS in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or Bioinformatics

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Vacation

  • Holidays

  • Dental Plans

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Pension Plan

  • On site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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