Friday, September 3, 2010

[DMANET] Postdoc positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Socio-technical Modeling and Simulation team in the Information Sciences Group (CCS-3) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has projects in modeling and simulation spanning the full range of research activities from problem analysis, algorithmic and system design, to implementation, testing and applications of our tools. Our work covers a diverse and ever-expanding spectrum of application domains with a focus on infrastructure modeling; our current portfolio includes communication networks, transportation networks, commodity networks, high-performance computing models, agent-based activity modeling, and social networks. Our simulations model large-scale socio-technical systems with high fidelity. To tackle the scalability challenge, we implement our systems on high-performance distributed computing clusters. The team actively publishes in many areas.

We have several openings for postdoctoral positions (2 year appointments with one year of potential extension). Applicants should have demonstrated domain knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

- Network security
- Cyber security
- Communication networks
- High-performance computing
- Domain-specific knowledge in critical infrastructures
- Combinatorial algorithm design
- Distributed discrete-event simulation
- Agent-based simulation
- Economic modeling

We also expect applicants to have the following skills:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
- Strong programming skills and interest in C/C++, including template programming and STL
- Knowledge of one or more scripting languages (Perl, Python, shell)
- Experience with distributed programming and MPI will be a plus.

Please send your CV to Please also put "Los Alamos CCS-3 postdoc in 2010" in the subject line.

Los Alamos National Laboratory provides an excellent academic working environment with access to state-of-the-art technologies and also an impressive pool of researchers with diverse backgrounds for
collaborative efforts. Annualized student and postdoc salaries fall in the range of USD 44K to USD 75K depending on education status.

Los Alamos is a small, picturesque town located at an altitude of 7000 feet in northern New Mexico, and offers ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, public concerts, and artistic activities. In addition, the nearby city of Santa Fe is home to a great variety of cultural events throughout the year.

Best regards,
Stephan Eidenbenz and Guanhua Yan
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