Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Additive Manufacturing/Machine Learning Postdoctoral Researcher

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 107000
Job Code: Post-Dr Research Staff 1 (PDS.1)
Date Posted: March 31 2020

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We have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to develop predictive models through the use of physics simulation and machine learning for applications in additive manufacturing. This position is in the Computational Engineering Division (CED), within the Engineering Directorate.
 
Essential Duties
- Conduct research and development of one or more of the following areas: heat transfer, fluid dynamics, multi-physics, and machine learning.
- Design, implement, and analyze techniques in one or more of the above areas applied to additive manufacturing.
- Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internal and external to the Laboratory.
- Design efficient algorithms and implement them to minimize computing time, reduce resource cost, and increase prediction accuracy.
- Process and analyze experimental data for model development, model validation, and model calibration.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences seminars and/or technical meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications
- Recent PhD in engineering, applied science, or related field.
- Experience in one or more of the following areas: heat transfer, fluid dynamics, machine learning, high performance computing.
- Experience developing independent research projects, including publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Knowledge in analysis, modeling, and simulation tools (e.g. CFD, FEA).
- Ability to thrive autonomously; be pro-active in solving inevitable road blocks, have a persistent attitude, and self-train when necessary.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
- Initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
 
Desired Qualifications
- Experience in writing technical reports, journal articles, and high-quality research proposals.
- Project management skills.
- Experience with Linux and demonstrated programming ability in C, C++, Python or similar languages.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires either no security clearance, or a Department of Energy (DOE) L-level or Q-level clearance depending on the particular assignment.

If you are selected and a security clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  L and Q-level clearances require U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

If no security clearance is required, but your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process.  This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check.  (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)

Note:  This is a one year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.  Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.