Engineering/Computation Faculty Scholar

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 103720
Job Code: Faculty Scholar 2 (708.2)
Date Posted: April 23 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening in the Engineering Directorate/Computation Engineering Division for a faculty member to engage in a collaborative research and work-study assignment of mutual interest to further their teaching or research goals. The candidate will teach a short course on Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods for Data Science, covering introductory and advanced topics.

Essential Duties
-Faculty member will work with the Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI). The DSSI offers data science graduate and undergraduate students a summer internship opportunity that applies machine learning, statistics, and high-performance computing to real-world problems. Interns work on activities related to a broad spectrum of topics in data science and technically relevant to LLNL’s national security mission.
-Under limited direction, will participate as an instructor in the DSSI teaching a course on Monte Carlo and MCMC simulations.
-Interact with Laboratory Staff working in the areas related to data science and its applications.
-Interact with DSSI interns.
-Participate in activities as appropriate to provide exposure to the Laboratory Scholar Engagement and Education Program (SEEP).
-Perform other duties as assigned.

-Must be a faculty or teacher affiliated at an accredited institution.
-Active in the research area of Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations.
-Computational skills to include writing R packages.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Ability to work in a team environment.

Desired Qualification
-PhD in Statistics.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  None required.


Note:  This is a Temporary Faculty Scholar appointment with the possibility of extension.  This assignment is typically a full-time position during the summer academic break.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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