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Argonne Scholar-Margaret Butler Fellowship
Requisition Number: 409309 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development Division: LCF-Leadership Computing Facility
Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Not Indicated
Level (Grade): 705 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00
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The Butler Fellowship is an exciting and unique opportunity to lead and contribute to new scientific applications of high-performance computing (HPC). This includes techniques to substantially improve the performance and range of science and engineering applications supported at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), one of the world’s premier HPC Centers. The incumbent will work closely with multidisciplinary ALCF and science project teams throughout the HPC community to help chart the future direction of scientific computing and leadership-class supercomputing facilities. 

Research direction can include any combination of simulation, data, or learning sciences.  Considerable knowledge of high-performance computational science, examples include but not limited to: computational biology; chemistry; earth science; engineering; materials science; nuclear energy; physics; renewable energy; energy science; and mathematics.  Considerable skill in the solution of computational science problems using scalable parallel computers and large data systems.  In addition, candidates should show: Effective analytical and problem-solving skills to contribute to creative solutions to complex problems. Good communications skills, both verbal and written. Good collaborative skills, including the ability to work well with other labs, universities, computing centers, and industry. Good ability to keep abreast of advances in areas of interest, thereby enabling more effective interactions with researchers.



Ideal candidates are expected to have:

  • A recent PhD in a related field, or a PhD that will be completed soon
  • Knowledge of high performance computational science, examples include but not limited to: computational biology; chemistry; earth science; engineering; materials science; nuclear energy; physics; renewable energy; energy science; and mathematics
  • Skill in the solution of computational science problems using scalable parallel computers and large data systems
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills to contribute to creative solutions to complex problems
  • Good communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Good collaborative skills, including the ability to work well with other labs, universities, computing centers, and industry
  • Ability to keep abreast of advances in areas of interest, thereby enabling more effective interactions with researchers

Applicants should provide a one page research plan or a summary of research interests that align with the Margaret Butler Fellow mission of broadening domain science in the leadership class computing.

November 1, 2021 is the deadline for all applicant submissions.

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