Research Leader, Applied Mathematics (Seattle, WA)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Seattle, WA

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Research Leader, Applied Mathematics (Seattle, WA)

Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 302490

Fundamental & Computational Sciences

Computational Sciences & Mathematics
Organization Statement
At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), we are dedicated to addressing the most intractable problems in energy, the environment and national security. Located in Richland, Washington, PNNL is one among ten U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories managed by DOE's Office of Science.
Our Richland campus includes unique laboratories and specialized equipment as well as the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE Office of Science national scientific user facility. In addition to the Richland campus, we operate a marine research facility in Sequim, Washington and satellite offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C. Jointly with the University of Washington (UW) we have the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing (NIAC) located on the campus of the UW. Researchers associated with the institute will work to ensure the next generation of computers and the methods used to run them can address challenges ranging from climate change to energy management.
PNNLs Institutional Computing (PIC) provides an ongoing laboratory-level investment focused on Laboratory needs and DOE missions. The PIC program is part of PNNL's overall computing strategy that nurtures a culture of computational science by offering PNNL scientists and engineers cost-effective computing services that will help advance scientific discovery and have impact on PNNL mission areas.
The Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate at PNNL features world-leading research programs and capabilities in the biological, chemical, environmental, and computational and materials sciences. Directorate researchers lead major R&D efforts in biology, experimental and theoretical interfacial chemistry, global/regional scale modeling, and extreme-scale computing and data sciences.
The Computational Sciences & Mathematics Division (CSMD) is the home for PNNLs capabilities in high performance computing, data intensive computing, data management, computational biology and bioinformatics, computational materials and mechanics, and applied mathematics. CSMD plays a major role in NIAC where UW faculty and PNNL staff will collaborate on such things as computational physics, big data, cyber security and computing for the smart grid.
Job Description
The Computational Sciences & Mathematics Division is seeking a research leader with interest in applied mathematics solving real world problems. Application areas that the group currently supports range from computational sciences, large-scale data mining, imagery, inverse problems, economics, network modeling, and remote sensing.
This position will support PNNLs strategic objectives in leadership in scalable synthesis of materials, chemicals and biological systems, the Collaboratory on Mathematics for Mesoscopic Modeling of Materials (CM4) and development of new research projects in applied mathematics.
It is anticipated that this individual will work closely with researchers across PNNL, NIAC and the University of Washington, and with senior research colleagues at other institutions. The position will have the opportunity to both extend/develop fundamental mathematics, and novel applications of existing mathematics to problems critical for national interests.
This position will be located in Seattle, WA.
Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree with 12+ years experience; or advanced degree plus 10 years of experience.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
The candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics or a strongly related discipline with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience. A strong research and applications track record is necessary.
* Manages complex and interdisciplinary projects and tasks. Works with project teams spread across organizational boundaries and outside of the Laboratory.
* Recognized by multiple business areas as a technical/scientific leader. Leads technical decision-making process for the project for multiple or interdisciplinary projects. Sets or approves technical approach for solving client problems at a national level.
* Demonstrated ability to carry out and direct high-quality research in one or more area of computer science.
* Ability to present information clearly, both orally and in writing.
* Ability to acquire research funding.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.

All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States

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