Open Positions
 

CAMERA Career-Track Computational Research Scientist 

(Posted Jan.5th, 2017):

 

Position Summary:

    Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division has an immediate opening for a Career-Track Computational Research Scientist to join the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) to engage in research on the theory, design, and implementation of reconstruction algorithms applied to solving scientific and engineering problems that are of interest to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the leadership of a research team in developing and applying new original mathematics research for imaging reconstruction methods.

  • Apply expertise in contributing to theoretical analysis, algorithmic design and code development in several emerging areas of scientific imaging, in areas such as cryo-electron microscopy, single-particle diffraction, tomography, fluctuation X-ray scattering, and powder diffraction, with an emphasis on developing robust high performance scalable reconstruction codes.

  • Document work and results in the form of journal papers and conference proceedings.

  • Present work and results at scientific meetings.

  • Collaborate with other CAMERA scientists, sponsors and other institutions including DOE BES Light sources. Interfaces with Principal Investigators, program leaders, sponsors, external collaborators and stakeholders.

  • May direct the work of technical support staff or students.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • PhD degree in applied mathematics, computer science, physics, or related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience leading a research team in developing and applying new original mathematics research for imaging reconstruction methods.

  • Demonstrated experience in the development of reconstruction algorithms for scientific imaging applications, such as cryo-electron microscopy, single-particle diffraction, fluctuation X-ray scattering, and/or tomography.

  • Demonstrates extensive expertise in  computational harmonic analysis, numerical linear algebra, signal processing, and optimization applied to inverse problems and scientific computing in general.

  • Knowledge of C++, MPI, OpenMP, and other parallel programming models.

 

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  •  Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing fast algorithms and codes on large, multi-core high performance  computing platforms 

 

 

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on

Feb 15th, 2017.

To apply online, please go to here.

CAMERA  Computational Science Postdoctoral Fellow

(Posted Jan.5th, 2017):

 

Position Summary:

    Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division has an immediate opening for a Computational Science Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) to engage in research on the theory, design, and implementation of reconstruction algorithms applied to solving scientific and engineering problems that are of interest to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with a research team in developing and applying new original mathematics research for imaging reconstruction methods.

  • Apply expertise in contributing to theoretical analysis, algorithmic design and code development in several emerging areas of scientific imaging, in areas such as cryo-electron microscopy, single-particle diffraction, tomography, fluctuation X-ray scattering, and powder diffraction, with an emphasis on developing robust high performance scalable reconstruction codes.

  • Document work and results in the form of journal papers and conference proceedings.

  • Present work and results at scientific meetings.

  • Collaborate with other CAMERA scientists.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • PhD degree in applied mathematics, computer science, physics, or related fields or equivalent combination of education and e

  • PhD degree in applied mathematics, computer science, physics, or related fields.

  • Demonstrated experience in the development of reconstruction algorithms for scientific imaging applications, such as cryo-electron microscopy, single-particle diffraction, fluctuation X-ray scattering, and/or tomography.

  • Demonstrates extensive expertise in  computational methods, numerical linear algebra, signal processing, and optimization applied to inverse problems and scientific computing in general.

  • Knowledge of C++, MPI, OpenMP, and other parallel programming models is crucial.

 

 

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  •  Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing fast algorithms and codes on large, multi-core high performance computing platforms.

 

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on

Feb 15th, 2017.

To apply online, please go to here.




 

Progam Manager  (Posted, Dec 1st, 2016):

 

Position Summary:

The Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) is an integrated, cross-disciplinary center aimed at inventing, developing, and delivering the fundamental new mathematics required to capitalize on experimental investigations at scientific facilities supported and operated by the US Department of Energy.  CAMERA supports interdisciplinary scientific research, algorithm and software development by teams of resident, visiting and remote scientists to deliver advanced mathematical capabilities to scientific facilities.  CAMERA brings leading experts in experimental science and mathematics together by sponsoring workshops and seminars aimed at advancing analytic capabilities for experimental sciences through development of new methods, algorithms and software. The CAMERA Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing, coordinating and communicating CAMERA activities broadly, both at Berkeley Laboratory and with collaborating institutions nationally and internationally.

 

Supporting the CAMERA Project in the Computational Research Division, the Program Manager would have a strong background in program management and communication supporting multiple areas.  Must have a talent to focus on ensuring the day-to-day activities as well as long-term outreach and collaboration objectives for the project are successful.  

 

Under limited direction, develops clear and detailed plans for outreach activities, including workshops, collaboration meetings involving local, remote and visiting participants.  Must have a keen sense of how to publicize and promote the project to sponsors, participants and potential participants through web presence, publications, news articles and other forms of communication. The Program Manager interacts and builds relationships with the project Principal Investigators, project team members, sponsors, external collaborators and stakeholders to achieve success of the Project.  The Program Manager provides oversight to work related to the CAMERA project and support staff.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Oversee administrative staff in organizing CAMERA workshops and seminars both at Berkeley Laboratory and other locations globally and addressing logistical challenges as they arise to achieve project success.

  • Actively participates in long-range strategic planning for CAMERA. Facilitates and supports program events and is directly involved in the planning and organizing of offerings.

  • Collaborate with CAMERA scientists and CS Area Communications group to develop and implement communication strategies. This includes the daily maintenance and management of website which promotes workshops and seminars, highlights scientific accomplishments as well as active and historical partnerships and projects.

  • Assist in managing relationships with sponsors, other institutions including DOE BES Light sources. Interfaces with Principal Investigators, program leaders, sponsors, external collaborators and stakeholders.

  • Develop, write and edit CAMERA annual report and other CAMERA informational material.

  • Prepare and coordinate budgeting and planning of multiple activities for the CAMERA center, including technical staffing, workshop preparation, new proposals, short and long-term visitor travel arrangements.

  • Coordinate utilization and assignment of CAMERA office space, from long-term staff to short-term visitors. This includes managing CAMERA member and visitor space throughout the year, including short and long-term visitors, work with IT group to coordinate IT needs for staff and visitors.

  • Responsible for managing travel of CAMERA staff and visitors —prepares or supervises preparation of travel requests and travel expense reports.

  • Develop scope of work and budget for CAMERA activities.

  • Monitor and provide reports on project financials.

  • Travel periodically as needed.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a technical field of relevance to CAMERA activities

  • A minimum of 5 years work experience including program planning, proposal development, technical writing, website development, budgeting and operations.

  • Ability to understand science-related technical activities and project objectives at a high level.

  • Ability to describe highly technical science-related technical activities to general audiences.

  • Experience with interacting and collaborating with a variety of scientific, administrative and technical staff.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to present information on complex subjects in a form appropriate for sponsors and non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to build and develop relationships with team members, sponsors and other stakeholders.

  • High work standards and solid decision making skills.

 

 

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on Jan Jan 15, 2017.

To apply online, please go to here.

Computational Scientist Postdoctoral Fellow   (Posted, Dec 1st, 2016):

Position Summary:

Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD) has an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral to help transform mathematical algorithms into high performance software on emerging exascale architectures. Working with a team based at LBNL, NERSC, SLAC and LANL, you will help implement and further the development of key computational routines on advanced computer architectures. These routines will be part of new state-of-the-art algorithms for the reconstruction of molecular structure from Single-Particle X-ray Scattering data obtained from free-electron lasers. The research will be focused on making explicit use of data streaming and high-concurrency parallel computing to provide real-time feedback for experiments being performed at the Linac Coherent Light Source.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Specific Responsibilities:

  • Implement and benchmark high-performance numerical routines required for single-particle reconstruction on exascale architectures.

  • Develop infrastructure for building, testing and dissemination of the code base.

  • Conceptualize, design and evaluate computational single-particle reconstruction workflows for exascale architectures.

  • Provide unit tests and basic documentation for all code developed.

 

Additional  Responsibilities:

  • Keep an accurate and detailed laboratory notebook.

  • Summarize experiment results in reports and papers submitted for publication and present analysis results at scientific meetings.

  • Attend and present data at group meetings.  

 

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Computational Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field.

  • Experience in developing high-performance code in areas such as numerical linear algebra, numerical analysis and applied probability.

  • Significant programming experience in languages in C++, C, and Python.

  • Significant experience in high-performance computing and parallel programming, including languages such as OpenMP, MPI, and CUDA.

  • Familiarity with software versioning systems, such as svn, bitbucket or github.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for working in a very diverse team environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to present findings at group meetings and conferences and publish results.

  • Ability to interact with a variety of technical and scientific personnel including Research Associates, Scientists and Software Engineers with backgrounds ranging from applied mathematics to basic molecular biology.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • A basic knowledge of system administration.

  • Familiarity with the basics of X-ray scattering

 

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on Jan Jan 15, 2017.

To apply online, please go to here.

 

 

 

 

 

CAMERA Postdoctoral Fellow in Algorithms for X-Ray Diffraction  

(Posted Dec. 1st, 2016):

 

Position Summary:

    The Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD) to work on the theory, design, and implementation of algorithms applied to solving challenging scientific problems that arise in x-ray scattering and diffraction experiments. The work will involve collaboration with domain experts across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) synchrotrons, in particular working closely with scientists at Berkeley Lab (California) and Brookhaven National Lab (New York). The successful candidate will drive independent research within a broadly-defined target area, with particular focus on the development of physics-grounded methods for interpolating and reconstructing incomplete spaces.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  •     Contribute to theoretical analysis, algorithmic design and code development applied to solving several scientific challenges within the domain of x-ray scattering and diffraction; with particular focus on methods for intelligently reconstructing incompletely sampled spaces (such as detector images, volumetric reconstructions, and abstract multi-dimensional parameter spaces), as well as the use of these and other methods for experimental parameter-space exploration and decision-making.

  •     Collaborate with colleagues in applied mathematics, computer science, x-ray scattering, and materials science. In particular, work closely with domain experts in x-ray scattering, in order to develop and deploy new solutions and software closely-aligned to pressing scientific challenges.

  • Document work and results in the form of journal papers and conference proceedings.

  • Present work and results at scientific meetings.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • PhD degree in applied mathematics or related field, with doctoral experience in the application of mathematical methods to scientific or engineering problems.

  • Solid grounding in mathematical/statistical methods applied to sampling multi-dimensional parameter spaces for experimental scientific data.

  • Special attention will be paid to candidates with expertise in physics underlying x-ray/matter interactions, such as Fourier analysis, scattering equations, reciprocal-space, symmetry analysis, and ray-tracing.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and effectively communicate (written and oral) within a cross-disciplinary team.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

 

  • Additional experience with developing and implementing high-performance solutions/codes, such as multi-core solutions, cluster computing, or CUDA.

  • Knowledge of the mathematics of optimization problems.

  • Familiarity with Python programming for high-level integration would be beneficial.

 

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on

Jan 15th, 2017.

To apply online, please go to here.

 

 

CAMERA  Computer Systems Engineer (Posted Feb. 4, 2016):

 

Position Summary:

    The Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) is looking for a Computer Systems Engineer to join Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD) to work on development of production quality tools required for several novel projects developed in collaboration with mathematicians and scientists working at the Advanced Light Source (ALS), a state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facility.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • In close collaboration with scientists at the ALS and in CRD, develop the computational tools necessary to support CAMERA’s scientific goals.

    • Contribute to the development and support of a comprehensive software strategy focused on producing high quality production ready code.

    • Implementing a suite of user interface libraries shared across multiple tools and frameworks.

  • Support and respond to requests from ALS scientists, add quality assurance functionality, and write novel high performance algorithms.

    • Contribute to the development of image processing, analysis, and information extraction tools that work efficiently in a high performance computing environment, and incorporate these tools into an automated data analysis workflow.

    • Participate with the experimental team during “beamtime” (1­5 day periods during which data is collected 24/7) to better understand the datastream and system characteristics.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of 4 to 5 years related experience. Experience in scientific computing, with demonstrated ability to design and implement analysis software, preferably shared and distributed memory parallel software, in one or more of the following programming languages and parallel libraries/languages/environments.

    • C/C++, Python, Java, MPI, pthreads, OpenMP, OpenCL, CUDA.

  • Experience with developing Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs).

  • Experience with software engineering tools

    • Build systems (cmake), version control systems (CVS, SVN, git), Debugging Tools (gdb/valgrind/nvprof)

  • Experience with Regression and Unit Testing along with Continuous Integration.

  • Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

Additional Desired Qualifications:

 

  • Ph.D. or equivalent industry experience in computing sciences.

  • Experience in software engineering tools a bonus: in QT (C/C++), PyQT/PySide (Python), or Web (Javascript/HTML5).

  • Proven ability to solve research problems, with demonstrable research experience in one or more of the following areas: software engineering, image processing, image analysis, computer vision, feature/pattern detection/analysis as evidenced by original, published work

 

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on March 1, 2016.

To apply online, please go to here.

Career Research Scientist (Posted Feb. 4, 2016--Filled)

Position Summary:

       The Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) is looking for a Career Research Scientist to join Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD) to engage in research on the theory, design, and implementation of reconstruction algorithms for emerging imaging techniques applied to solving scientific and engineering problems that are of interest to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This critical role will lead a research team in developing and applying new original mathematics research for imaging reconstruction methods.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to theoretical analysis, algorithmic design and code development in several emerging areas of scientific imaging, including, but not limited to, fluctuation X-ray scattering, single particle diffraction imaging, powder diffraction, and cryo-EM, with an emphasis on developing robust high performance scalable reconstruction codes.

  • Lead a multidisciplinary team involving mathematicians, computer scientists, and domain scientists for developing and deploying advanced reconstruction techniques in the solution of scientific and engineering problems

  • Document work and results in the form of journal papers and conference proceedings.

  • Present work and results at scientific meetings.
     

Required Qualifications:

 

  • PhD degree in applied mathematics, with previous postdoctoral experience in inventing and applying new mathematical image reconstruction methods to experimental data obtained at Department of Energy (DOE) light source facilities.

  • Demonstrated experience in the theoretical analysis and development of iterative reconstruction algorithms., with application to fluctuation X-ray scattering, single particle diffraction, and/or cryo-EM.

  • Have in-depth knowledge of computational harmonic analysis, numerical linear algebra, signal processing, and optimization applied to inverse problems in imaging and scientific computing in general.

  • Demonstrated ability to participate in and provide intellectual leadership for a cross-disciplinary team.

 

 

Additional Desired Qualifications:

 

  • Additional expertise in computational modeling for fluids/materials.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing fast algorithms and codes on large, multi-core high performance computing platforms.

  • Knowledge of C++, MPI, OpenMP, and other parallel programming models is crucial.

 

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on March 1, 2016.

To apply online, please go to here.