Careers at Argonne

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to develop world-class solutions for powerful petascale computational systems?

 

We're inviting outstanding candidates to apply for a variety of open positions in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) new supercomputing facility at Argonne National Laboratory.

With roughly 3,200 employees from nearly 60 nations (including about 1,000 scientists and engineers), Argonne National Laboratory hires top-quality staff who find personal and professional fulfillment in their work. The lab is located twenty-five miles southwest of Chicago—situated on 1,500 beautiful, wooded acres and surrounded by the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.

Argonne’s surrounding communities offer housing and amenities to suit all tastes. The Chicago area boasts top-rated schools and universities and a superior transportation network of interstate highways, rail and bus lines. The laboratory’s campus is about half an hour by freeway from two major international airports, O’Hare and Midway. Argonne’s proximity to Chicago offers employees and their families access to world-class museums, an award-winning theater scene, major music and dance companies, the world-renowned lakefront, boating and fishing, premier shopping and fashion, distinct and culturally diverse neighborhoods, more than 7000 restaurants and eateries, and sports teams in all major sports.

 For the most current listing of opportunities within  ALCF, please visit Argonne's Careers Page and click on the link that applies to you: External Candidates, Internal Candidates, Postdoctoral Appointments, or Students.

 

ALCF Career Opportunities

 

Director of Science
Provides scientific and technology vision and leadership for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). Works closely with the division director and senior laboratory management towards the implementation of the Laboratory`s strategic plan to build world-class computational science research teams at ANL. Manages and evaluates the performance of assigned staff. Builds and strengthens high-quality collaborative research opportunities with industry, business, and academic partners to gain computational science projects for the ALCF. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #320984 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

Computational Scientist
Outstanding opportunity for a Computational Scientist to enable breakthrough science and engineering research at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Draws on knowledge of high performance computational science to assist and collaborate with Leadership Science Project Teams and provides an enduring scientific point of contact for these projects, and helps mesh their computational campaign needs with facility resources. Participates in multi-disciplinary ALCF teams to address integration, performance and operation challenges of high performance science and engineering applications. Builds relationships with other supercomputer centers to address common challenges. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #321288 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

Application Performance Engineer
This Application Performance Engineer works closely with Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) INCITE science application project team members, application developers and users to identify and isolate problems, extend functionality, and enhance performance of their applications through algorithmic improvements, code parallelization, and performance analysis. The role develops computational algorithms and performance tools for Blue Gene, develops deep understanding of scientific applications from diverse science disciplines and presents at workshops and other user forums to educate users of the ALCF. The position works closely with the User Services and Outreach group and Catalyst team to support users. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322042 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Software Development Specialist
As a member of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (LCF),the Software Development Specialist builds computational tools and develops methods for the solution of computational science problems on parallel and distributed computers. Works as a member of a team under the supervision of senior scientific or technical staff, as appropriate. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #321117 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

HPC Systems Administration Specialist

Are you interested in working on some of the largest (10s of PB) and fastest (100s - 1000s of GB/s) high performance computing (HPC) systems in the world? Then come join the Systems & Network Administration team at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). The person who fills this position will participate in the development, design, and advancement of the HPC environment to enhance the productivity of the scientific staff and research colleagues of the division. Special emphasis of this position is to lead efforts in building and maintaining the HPC systems and clusters, creating technical documentation for end-users and internal use, and providing technical support to the users of the HPC resources. Appointee will coordinate and work with other teams within operations, other groups within our division (user support, performance engineers, and computational scientists) as well as our users. Participates in the design and planning for future machine upgrades (every 3-5 years). Researches, designs, and develops new tools to facilitate management of the HPC environment and maintains existing tools for systems administration. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322986 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Web Developer Associate - Term

 

Under guidance of a project lead, the incumbent will contribute to the development of technical website solutions and development support designed to meet the needs of the division, its users, and employees. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or related work experience.The applicant should have considerable experience with open source web application frameworks, platforms, and scripting languages; specifically, PHP, JavaScript, and JQuery. Considerable experience with open source toolkits such as Drupal and WordPress. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322982 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Division Postdoctoral Positions

 

Build the future of computational science. This is a unique opportunity to jump-start the next generation of large-scale computational science as part of a cutting-edge organization, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, and as part of an extraordinary team of peer postdoctoral appointees.

 

Postdoctoral Appointee - Extreme Scale Performance Modeling & Analysis

Interested in working on some of the largest supercomputers in the world? Would you like to help model, analyze, and design the next generation of extreme scale systems and their workloads? Then come join the Performance Engineering team at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to design and development new approaches to performance evaluation and performance analysis of scientific and data-centric workloads. The successful candidate will draw on knowledge of high performance computing, computational science, compilers and runtime systems, and optimization techniques, to introduce new methods and tools that substantially improve the performance of a range of computational science and data-centric workloads that can be addressed by exascale computing. You will also partner with computational science teams, other high-performance computing centers or tool development efforts to address common challenges of the pre-exascale era. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322618 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Postdoctoral Appointee - Combustion

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is looking for a Postdoctoral Appointee who will draw on knowledge of high performance computational (HPC) science to optimize and perform Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations of compression ignition engine fuel spray, combustion, and emissions using high-performance computing (HPC). Performance tools will be used to identify bottlenecks in current engine simulations (load imbalances, I/O problems, memory constraints, etc.). You will also work closely with multi-disciplinary science project teams and ALCF HPC experts to enhance the predictive capability of engine modeling codes. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322863 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Postdoctoral Appointee -  HPC Modeling of Energy Storage Materials

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is looking for a Postdoctoral Appointee who will draw on knowledge of high performance computational (HPC) science to perform materials modeling and optimization for energy storage system design (e.g., batteries). Modeling will focus not only on materials, but also on the mechanisms and dynamics of interactions at interfaces. The methods may include reactive force-field molecular dynamics (MD), accelerated MD, ab initio MD (e.g., using QBOX), and kinetic Monte Carlo. The role develops and implements materials modeling methods and algorithms. Performance tools will be used to identify bottlenecks in simulations (load imbalances, I/O problems, memory constraints, etc.). You may also work closely with multi-disciplinary science project team(s) and ALCF HPC experts. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322865 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Postdoctoral Appointee - Uncertainty Quantification & Sensitivity Analysis

With guidance from supervisors, appointee will work in the field of uncertainty quantification (UQ) and sensitivity analysis. The appointee will be developing, modifying, and implementing UQ for large-scale simulations, including internal combustion engine simulations. The appointee will develop and apply the codes to the simulation of compression-ignition engines in collaboration with the chemical dynamics group (CSE) and the engines and emissions group (ES). As this project is inherently interdivisional involving physical science, computer science, engine modeling, and numerical analysis, supervision will be shared and the appointee will balance her/his activities accordingly. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322866 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Postdoctoral Appointee - HPC

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is looking for a Postdoctoral Appointee who will draw on knowledge of high performance computational science to introduce new techniques that substantially improve the performance or range of science and engineering that can be addressed by petascale science applications. The successful candidate will also work closely with multi-disciplinary ALCF teams and science project teams to address challenges of high-performance science and engineering applications. You may also partner with other petascale centers or tool development efforts to address common challenges. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322873 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.