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Oak Ridge TN Full Time Posted by: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Posted: Saturday, 1 August 2020
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

Requisition Id 2506


The Scientific Data Group in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division (CSM) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks to hire a post-doctorate researcher to research and develop novel computer science techniques for in transit workflow processing, and data intensive computing.

The Scientific Data Group conducts research in the visualization analysis and exploration of data, the collection and organization of data, and decisions based on data. Our collaborative work concerns all stages of the scientific life cycle and utilizes computing platforms ranging from the desktop to large clusters and supercomputers. We work on projects ranging from small single discipline efforts to large multi-disciplinary and multi-institution partnerships. Our emphasis is on team work, and it is important for the applicant to show a strong desire to work within a team.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for this position include research and development of new techniques for analysis of scientific data that will make impacts both in the scientific analysis community and application sciences communities.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • The development of higher-level APIs to be used by various domain scientists, based on the ADIOS framework.
  • Use “in transit” processing techniques to perform data management tasks, minimizing the usage of the storage system.
  • Use provenance collection techniques to store the provenance of all code executions as well as the data lineage of the derived datasets.
  • Define the requirements for, and assist in developing system software, libraries and tools that meet the user's needs.
  • Publish and present research results in journals and conferences
  • Joint work with other members of the Scientific Data Group and collaborating partners at other government laboratories, universities, and industry

For technical questions, please contact Norbert Podhorszki at (see below)

Qualifications Required:

PhD in computer science or a related field, and have experience or background in one or more of the following:

• High Performance Computing

• Data/computational Grid systems and Middleware

• Solid programming experience (eg C, Fortran)

• Databases

Additional qualifications include:

  • An outstanding publication track record is required.
  • An interest to interact with scientists from application domains to understand the technology they use, and to apply and adapt Computer Science techniques to these domains.
  • A background in designing software in either a research and development laboratory, or in the enterprise domain.

Additional Information:

Applicants cannot have received their PhD more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding.

ORNL Ethics and Conduct:

As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL s Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director s office can be found here:

Benefits at ORNL:

UT Battelle offers an exceptional benefits package to include matching 401K, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation and Medical/Dental plan. Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic and free Fitness facilities.


Moving is stressful and expensive, and UT Battelle offers a wide range of relocation benefits for individuals and families to make it easier to come and work here. If you are invited to interview, please ask your Recruiter about relocating with ORNL.

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email (see below)

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Oak Ridge TN, United States of America
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
8/1/2020 10:23:29 PM

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