Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoc in Computational Seismology (Machine Learning, Seismic Inversion, and Earthquake Physics) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The T-5 Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics Group in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an immediate opening for a creative and resourceful postdoctoral researcher with strong computational skills and experience in machine learning, seismic inversion, and/or earthquake physics techniques. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join a multidisciplinary research team consisting of geophysicists, machine learning experts, and computational scientists to conduct cutting-edge physics-informed machine learning research for various challenging geophysical problems including seismic imaging, inversion, earthquake detection, and characterization.
The research is expected to produce peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals and top-tier conferences. The term of the appointment is 2 years, with the option to extend to a third year depending on performance and funding availability. Candidates may be also nominated for a Director's LANL Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines LANL Distinguished Fellowships.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Solid background in seismic inverse theory (inversion and imaging) and/or earthquake physics (earthquake detection and characterization)
Strong computational and deep learning skills with practical experience in various neural network architectures (DNN, CNN, RNN/LSTM, GAN, or other autoencoders)
Practical experience with deep learning packages such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, etc.
Code development and computational experience in using high-performance parallel computing resources
Solid publication record in high-impact journals, top-tier machine learning and related conferences.
Excellent communication, writing, and oral presentation skills, and
Strong programming skills with Python
Education: A Ph.D. in Geophysics, Computer Sciences, Applied Math, Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, or closely related field is required. The candidate must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of the appointment and be within 5 years of completion of the Ph.D.
Deep-learning-based seismic inversion and earthquake characterization techniques
Excellent publication record
Note to Applicants:
The application package consists of a CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should explicitly address how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired skills, if applicable. In addition to applying online, applicants may email their CV and cover letter to Dr. Youzuo Lin ( email@example.com ) and Dr. Brendt Wohlberg ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
LANL offers an excellent working environment and competitive compensation and benefits package. The postdoctoral researchers start with a minimum annual salary of $79,500.
For general information about the application processes refer to the LANL Postdoctoral Program page,http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/index.php.
Selection of position will start immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM USA. Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Vacancy Name: IRC86471
Organization Name T-5/Applied Mathematics And Plasma Physics
Req ID: IRC86471