NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery for 50 Years

Now Accepting Applications for Alvarez Fellowship

September 17, 2012


Luis Alvarez won the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physics "for decisive contributions to elementary particle physics ... through the development of the technique of using the hydrogen bubble chamber and data analysis."

Apply now for the Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Science, sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computing Sciences Directorate. Researchers in computer science, applied mathematics or any computational science discipline who have received their Ph.D. within the last three years are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Applications are due November 26, 2012 for Fall 2013.

About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

Whether running trillions of calculations on a supercomputer or visualizing and analyzing massive datasets, scientists today rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, and computational science, as well as large-scale computing and networking facilities, to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences organization researches, develops, and deploys new tools and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research in such areas as global climate change, combustion, fusion energy, nanotechnology, biology, and astrophysics.

Research areas in Computing Sciences include:

Developing and supporting robust and reliable bioinformatics toolsResearching and developing software to support extreme-scale computingDeveloping mathematical modeling tools for complex scientific problemsDesigning algorithms to improve the performance of scientific applicationsResearching computer architectures to improve system performanceAdvancing peta-scale scientific data managementEvaluating new and promising computing and networking technologiesResearching methods to control and manage dynamic circuit networksDeveloping large scale visualization technologiesPerforming data analysis in distributed environments

About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high-performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the NERSC Center serves almost 10,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in climate, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.