Postdoc in Optical Astrophysics and Space Science
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is looking to fill a number of Postdoctoral positions for Researchers to work on modeling and simulation in the areas of astronomy, astrophysics, advanced computer systems, and advanced spacecraft technology. The areas of research range from basic science, including LSST and DESI dark energy science and dark matter microlensing studies, to national security applications. Carrying out both basic forefront science and critical national security research and development is encouraged.
- Conduct image analysis, detector and point spread function characterization, source analysis, atmosphere modeling and image simulations.
- Develop statistical Bayesian models, hierarchical models, deep learning methods of algorithms.
- Carry out statistical sampling and Monte Carlo computation, apply uncertainty quantification to computational physics modeling and complex systems.
- Carry out orbital mechanics and astrophysical computations.
- Conduct High Performance and distributed computing.
- Design of laboratory validation experiments.
- Recent PhD in physics, astronomy, condensed matter physics or engineering or a related field.
- Research background in one or more of the topics listed in the essential duties.
- Demonstrated initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
- Experience in software development including modern code best practices, version control, test-driven development, data pipeline infrastructure.
- Expertise in Python, C++, R, Fortran.
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
For a detailed position description and to apply online, please visit: https://careers-ext.llnl.gov
Job ID 101614