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Research Scientist, Computational and Applied Mathematics

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9057 


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, high-dimensional systems, physics-based and data-driven model reduction, iterative solvers, scalable algorithms and 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.
  • 3+ years of relevant research experience beyond the Ph.D.
  • An established research record in numerical analysis and computational science.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with modern software tools and high-performance computing.
  • Experience developing mathematical tools for engineering or science applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Effective interpersonal skills.


Submission Instructions:


Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and three letters of reference when applying to this position.

Please have letters sent to with the Job Posting Title and Requisition ID Number in the subject line.  

Applicants should submit all materials by November 15th, 2022, but review of applications will begin immediately.


Benefits at ORNL: 

ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain talented people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience.


Other benefits include: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, Relocation Assistance, and Employee Discounts.


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.

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