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Research Scientist, Multi-Scale Mathematics

Date: Jan 23, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830-8050

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 6884 



The Multiscale Methods (MM) Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seekly research scientists with specialties in a variety of computational mathematics areas, including multiscale modeling and simulations, physics-based and data-driven model reduction, iterative solvers, scalable algorithms (including mathematical software), uncertainty quantification, and optimization.  


The MM group is responsible for the design and development of basic numerical algorithms and analysis necessary for simulating and understanding complex, multi-scale systems. The group is part of the Mathematics in Computation Science of the Computer Science and Mathematics (CSM) division. CSM delivers fundamental and applied research capabilities in a wide range of areas, including applied mathematics and computer science, experimental computing systems, scalable algorithms and systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data management, workflow systems, analysis and visualization technologies, programming systems and environments, and system science and engineering.  


Major Duties/Responsibilities


We are seeking a recognized technical leader to initiate and contribute to research and development projects.   The successful candidate will work closely with domain scientists as well as other mathematicians and computational scientists, and communicate with sponsors. Research activities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Providing mathematical formulations and analysis of complex natural science and engineering problems.
  • Developing a wide range of modeling and simulation tools, ranging from basic numerical analysis to scalable algorithms that leverage high performance computing resources at ORNL.
  • Disseminating results in high-quality, peer-review publications and presenting these results at conferences and workshops.
  • Participation in collaborations across with industry, academia, government labs, and applications developers in a variety of venues.
  • Contributing to research proposals. 


US citizenship is not a requirement for consideration.


Basic Qualifications


  • A PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Computational Science.
  • 2+ years of relevant research experience, beyond the Ph.D.
  • An established track record of research.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading R&D projects.


Preferred Qualifications


  • 5+ years of research experience, beyond Ph.D.
  • Experience with numerical methods for high-performance computing.
  • Experience with modern software tools.
  • Experience working with applied and domain scientists.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.


Additional Requirements
This position requires a Research Statement and 2-3 Letters of Recommendation.  These items may be sent to using the job posting title as the subject of the email.  Please submit these additional items within 1 week of your application.



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.  




UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for this position.For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at


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.

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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.