Datascience Postdoctoral Researcher in High Energy Density Plasmas & Inertial Confinement Fusion

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories
Street Line 1: 
1515 Eubank Blvd SE
New Mexico
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking multiple postdoctoral researchers to work within a multi-disciplinary team of computational physicists, data-scientists and experimentalists to perform research in the area of Bayesian data analysis and machine learning applied to inertial confinement fusion, high energy density plasmas, pulsed power applications, along with broader topics in plasma physics and astrophysics.

Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and train surrogate models based on post-processed simulation data sets using a range of machine learning algorithms
  • Perform comparison of surrogate models based on a variety of metrics, including speed and accuracy
  • Develop AI tools for the processing of a wide range of experimental data allowing the extraction of quantities of interest with quantified uncertainties
  • Develop and apply methods to utilize disparate data to jointly constrain models and inform future experiments
  • Collaborate with experimental and diagnostic physicists and engineers not only at Sandia, but the broader HED and ICF communities
  • Publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present at appropriate scientific conferences

Applicants on this posting may interviewed and hired by multiple organizations within Center 1600.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

  • PhD in Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy or closely related scientific field
  • Demonstrated technical competence in a programming language (e.g. Python/C/C++/FORTRAN)
  • Demonstrated technical competence in data science through publications in refereed journals
  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q-Level security clearance
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, October 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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Sandia National Laboratories
New Mexico
United States of America
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