Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Research assistant / technician

What you will do:

  • Write scientific research papers suitable for submission to peer-reviewed computer science venues, in research areas connected to high-performance computing and networking, secure cyberinfrastructure, and scalable data discovery.

  • Assist in writing proposals to obtain sponsored research funding.

  • Enable usable and scalable large-data discovery through applications of machine learning on distributed cyber-infrastructure.

  • For all of the above, work closely with researchers and application scientists throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and DOE Applied Energy Office community. This position will also work closely with faculty and students from universities throughout the world, with industry partners, with staff in Integrated Data Frameworks group at LBNL, where this position is housed; the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet); the NERSC production computing facility; and other DOE Leadership Computing Facilities.


  • Experience with fundamentals of computer systems or machine learning.

  • Proven experience writing software and proficiency and experience in programming languages such as C/C++ and/or Python.

  • Proficiency with UNIX tools and computer systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse interdisciplinary team and contribute to an active intellectual environment.

  • Established record of peer reviewed publications


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with key tools used in scientific data discovery, such as Jupyter notebooks, Spark, and/or related software systems.

  • Experience with data movement and manipulation; leveraging workflow tools; and using APIs for interacting with libraries and databases.

  • Experience with working in large scientific collaborations or bioinformatics datasets.

  • Experience with computational methods used in scientific computing, and high-performance computing environments, including parallel languages and execution environments.

 The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


  • This is a full-time, 1 year,  postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.  

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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Research assistant / technician


Berkeley , United States