Research Scientist – Simulation Prediction

The Parallel Computing Institute is committed to advancing parallel computing technologies. XPACC is working to develop the computer science tools to bring scientific prediction codes to exascale computers, which are the next generation of large parallel computers whose power demands are imposing hardware changes that dictate entirely new approaches to data structures, algorithms and scientific computing in general.

XPACC Simulation Prediction: This area focuses on orchestrating the Center’s efforts within our validation and uncertainty quantification (V/UQ) framework, working with center personnel at all levels to coordinate, document, and report the predictive science simulations in the Center. This will involve maintaining a database of simulations and test cases, coordination with experimental efforts at Illinois and our partner institution OSU, and communication of the results to DOE/NNSA laboratories. Staff will work closely with center leadership in these tasks.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
• Coordinate the integration of information from calibration experiments into the overall
predictive simulations
• Make full‐system predictions with quantified uncertainty
• Report results within the center, to center sponsors, at conferences, and in the open literature
• Seek opportunities for broader collaborative interactions at Illinois, with NNSA personnel,
and nationally
• Work with center leadership to develop strategies and pursue opportunities to broaden
the impact of the center’s efforts through additional funding
• Establish and maintain industrial partnerships around our work
• Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum requirements include a PhD degree in engineering or related area with experience is advanced large‐scale computation. Preferred requirements include postdoctoral experience, experience working in teams across disciplines, experience with massive‐scale simulation, and/or experience in simulation‐based prediction with quantified uncertainties.

The Research Scientist positions are full-time, benefits-eligible Academic Professional positions appointed on a 12‐month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary and lead role designation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for one of these positions, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references by May 30, 2015, as a single PDF file. Please indicate your area of preference within your cover letter, but note that the principal investigator will have the final determination of appropriate area designation. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Amy Pruitt, , 217‐244‐1802.

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