Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa
Position Title:Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames Laboratory
Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee
Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Division of Chemical and Biological Sciences at Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is searching for a qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate available within the NWChem Exascale Computing Project, NWChemEx. Research activities will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Theresa Windus as part of a multi-investigator interdisciplinary project on the redesign, engineering and application of computational methods within NWChemEx. The position requires the completion of a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or related field. Experience in the development and coding of high performance computing methods prior to the appointment, as well as coding in multiple programming languages, software cycles, modern computer architectures and use of repository software is preferred. The position collaborates with the supervisor and other PIs within the Division of Chemical and Biochemical Sciences at Ames Laboratory, ISU and externally; designs and implements highly scalable and flexible quantum chemistry software; invents, performs and conducts investigations; interprets the results; presents and defends research at professional and project meetings; and drafts manuscripts for publication with collaborating co-authors.
The successful candidate will work on the development of exascale algorithms, especially for reduced scaling correlated methods within the NWChemEx project. Possible projects could involve using and developing high performance methods for sparsity and development of on the fly general fitting basis sets. Experience with C++ is highly preferred, and experience with Python and GPUs would also be useful. Other possible projects will be considered depending on the successful candidate’s expertise.
The successful candidate will be working with an interdisciplinary group of researchers from six national laboratories and two universities. Therefore, excellent communication and cooperation skills are important for success.
This Postdoctoral Research Associate is a one-year appointment with opportunity for renewal.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. must be completed prior to start date.
Degree in physical chemistry or related field.
Experience in development of quantum mechanical theoretical methods and research techniques, including the ability to develop, test, and use computer programs using excellent software engineering techniques.
Experience with reduced scaling methods.
Experience in working with theoretical and computational scientists and engineers in fields related to software design and implementation.
Extensive experience with the latest versions of Python and C++.
Experience with high performance libraries and languages (MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, etc.).
Proven ability to deliver excellent software products.
Proposed Start Date:July 1, 2021
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:June 30, 2022
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
Time Type:Full time
Pay Grade:Post Docs
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Original Posting Date: April 30, 2021
Posting Close Date:May 31, 2021
Job Requisition Number:R4832
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