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Computational Science
Requisition Number: 406886 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development Division: CPS-Computational Science Division
Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00
Level (Grade): RD1
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Argonne National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding candidate in the computational science field within the Computational Science division. The Computational Science Division (CPS) provides intellectual and technical leadership in computational sciences. To this end, we tackle the most important scientific problems of our nation — problems that require innovative tools and technology for transformative science during the next several decades.

The incumbent will conduct research aligned with Argonne’s strategic missions in computation. With mentoring, will design and carry out computational research in molecular science or computer science, promoting findings through publications, presentations, program reports, software dissemination and other means of reporting outcomes. Will contribute to discovery and technological advances in molecular science simulations, with emphasis on the applications of exascale (and beyond) computer architectures, e.g., to address data architecture challenges and algorithm implementation challenges of high performance simulations. The incumbent will strengthen career path opportunities by applying new techniques, developing independent research capabilities and building professional skills such as communication, networking and leadership.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of quantum mechanical principles of electronic structure.
  • Considerable skill in developing code with c++ is required.
  • Experience developing high performance electronic structure methods is preferred.  Performance tuning or performance modeling experience is a plus.
  • Experience using high performance computers for modeling/simulation is required.  Experience using leadership computers or participating in computer co-design is a plus.
  • Ability to contribute as a peer in team software development efforts, adhering to team practices and goals, is required.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

RD1 Requirement: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
RD2 Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience; Master’s and 3+ years; Doctorate and 0 years, or equivalent.

This job description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

New employees will have the experience of working during a dynamic time at Argonne that will include deployment of the first US exascale supercomputer, upgrade of the brightest x-ray source in the world, and simultaneous lab-wide initiatives in artificial intelligence/machine learning and quantum information sciences.

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists, engineers, and business professionals work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energya, to protecting ourselves and our environmenta. Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale. At Argonne, we explore the world together in order to build a better one. Whether it be for premier research opportunities, a chance to blend work and home life, a diverse community of colleagues or a place where others genuinely care about the planet, Argonne offers something for you. We offer work-life balance, professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. Argonne also offers a comprehensive array of exceptional benefits to meet a variety of needs. In addition to medical, dental, life insurance coverage, you’ll have access to paid time off, an onsite wellness facility, and an on-site child care center.

You are encouraged to visit to learn more about who we are and how you can make an impact on the world!

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

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