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NERSC Exascale Science Postdoctoral Fellowships for Data

December 13, 2016 by Rollin Thomas

We invite data science enthusiasts to apply for a postdoctoral position in our NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program (NESAP) for Data. NESAP for Data focuses on the needs of data-intensive science applications that perform processing and analysis of data from experimental or observational sources (for example: telescopes, microscopes, genome sequencers, light sources, or particle physics detectors). In collaboration with science user communities, NESAP for Data postdocs will explore how to adapt these applications to perform data science and knowledge discovery at scale on energy-efficient supercomputers. Our postdocs are also encouraged to participate in career, science enrichment, and outreach activities at Berkeley Lab.

Read more about the NESAP program here, current NESAP projects here (more projects needing postdocs coming soon!), the call for project proposals here, but most importantly:

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Top 10 Reasons to Come to NERSC for a Postdoctoral Fellowship:

  1. NERSC is the flagship computing resource for the DOE Office of Science, a world-class national user facility providing innovative computing, data, and analysis solutions for basic scientific research.
  2. It's an opportunity to be one of the first users of NERSC's next-generation supercomputer, Cori.
  3. It's also an opportunity to work on one or more of the most challenging and important scientific computing problems in energy, materials, astrophysics, chemistry, fusion, and many other cutting-edge science areas.
  4. You'll become associated with one of the world's first supercomputing centers (NERSC was founded in 1974).
  5. You will help sustain the mission of the DOE Office of Science, the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States.
  6. You'll have easy access to several of the world's most powerful supercomputers for your research and also to NERSC staff, who will help you understand what it takes to accelerate scientific discovery for a community of over 6,000 users.
  7. NERSC has a most impressive record of former postdoctoral scholars who have gone on to key positions in academia, national labs, and industry. 
  8. You'll live and work in the gorgeous San Francisco Bay Area, home to vibrant culture, beautiful climate, and plentiful opportunities for recreation.
  9. You'll be employed by the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, an institution with 13 Nobel Laureates, dozens of members in the National Academy of Sciences, 13 scientists who have won the National Medal of Science, and 18 who have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Berkeley Lab is bringing science solutions to the world.
  10. You can be a key contributor to NERSC's goal of providing usable exascale computing.