Data Scientist - Postdoctoral Research Staff Member

Livermore National Lab   •  

Livermore, CA

Industry: Government & Non-Profit


Less than 5 years

Posted 38 days ago

Essential Duties

- Research, design, implement, and apply a variety of advanced data science methods for multiple applications in a collaborative scientific environment.

- Actively participate with project scientists and engineers in defining, planning, and formulating experimental, modeling, and simulation efforts for complex problems stemming from national security applications.

- Propose and implement advanced analysis methodologies, collect and analyze data, and document results in technical reports and peer-reviewed publications.

- Contribute to grant proposals and collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment, including academic and industrial partners, to accomplish research goals.

- Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internal and external to the Laboratory.

- Perform other duties as assigned.


- Recent PhD in Machine Learning, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field.

- Demonstrated ability and desire to obtain substantial domain knowledge in fields of application and ability to communicate effectively with subject matter experts.

- Experience with developing, implementing and applying advanced statistical and machine learning models and algorithms.

- Demonstrated research ability, as documented by publications, reports, and presentations.

- Experience applying advanced data analysis methodologies for prediction and scientific discovery while integrating a thorough understanding of the underlying mechanisms generating the data in computer science, machine learning, computational statistics, and uncertainty quantification.

- Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to craft creative solutions to independently solve complex problems.

- Programming skills in at least one prototyping language Python/R/MATLAB, as well as one of C/C++/Fortran to enable high-dimensional data analysis on HPC platforms.

- Proficient verbal and written communication skills to effectively collaborate in a team environment, present and explain technical information to technical as well non-technical audience, document work and write research papers.

Desired Qualifications

- Experience with high-performance computing, GPU programming, parallel programming, cloud computing, and/or related methods.

- Demonstrated technical leadership in fields related to data science.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: None required.