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Argonne National Laboratory Computational Scientist in Lemont, Illinois

Computational Scientist

Requisition Number: 408744 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: MCS-Mathematics and Computer Science

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RD2 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The successful candidate will conduct basic research and development on methods for next generation wave and ocean modeling on emerging exascale architectures and work to enable coastal modeling capabilities within the Exascale Energy Earth System Model (E3SM). The specific areas of interest are (1) spectral wave modeling on unstructured meshes, (2) machine learning approaches for wave action parameterizations, (3) high order accuracy and high-performance advection schemes, (4) hybrid vertical coordinates for ocean modeling. The candidate will participate heavily in the implementation of methods in high-level, performance portable languages for deployment in high-performance environments. The candidate will be a part of the E3SM project (; a team that includes climate scientists, software engineers, computer, and earth system scientists. The candidate will work with staff of both the Environmental Science and Mathematics and Computer Science Divisions. These programs focus on climate modeling and advanced scientific computing.

  • Master’s Degree and 3+ years or experience, or a Doctorate Degree
  • Masters or Doctorate degree in applied mathematics, oceanography, civil engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Knowledge of advanced scientific computing and data science.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Distributed computing, numerical methods, and/or ocean modeling on high-performance computing systems.
  • Independent judgment and the ability to abstract from specific problems to general solutions.
  • Collaborative skills including the ability to work well with technical and scientific teams.
  • Experience with program development (e.g., writing and editing proposals).
  • Considerable communication skills both verbal and written. Good experience and skills in interdisciplinary research involving mathematicians, computer scientists, and discipline scientists.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

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