Postdoctoral Appointee - Stochastic Control of Large-Scale nonlinear dynamic systems - Military Veterans

at Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, Illinois

The Laboratory for Applied mathematics, Numerical software, and Statistics (LANS) and the Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in the area of stochastic control of large-scale nonlinear dynamic systems.

The position will address software/algorithm development and/or theory in areas of interest to the applied mathematics, numerical software, and statistics group.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to carry out simulations on some of the world's fastest supercomputers and collaborate with other computer scientists and mathematicians at the MCS division.

For more information on the applied mathematics, numerical software, and statistics group at Argonne, see https://www.anl.gov/mcs/lans

Position Requirements
  • Recent or soon-to-completed PhD (typically within the last 0-3 years) in applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, industrial engineering or related field
  • Expertise in two or more of the following areas: nonlinear optimization, stochastic optimization, uncertainty quantification, parallel and distributed computing algorithms for scientific and high-performance computing, and numerical solution of differential equations
  • Knowledgeable in one or more of the following areas: modeling, algorithms, software development in numerical optimization, numerical analysis of differential-algebraic equations, and/or development of large-scale stochastic control algorithms.
  • Proficient in one scientific programming language (e.g., C, C++, Fortran, or Julia) are also required
  • Experience with Julia, parallel computing, large-scale computational science, and simulation of networked physical systems is a plus
  • Ability to model Argonne's core values of impact, respect, integrity, safety and teamwork


Job Family
Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile
Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type
Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type
Full time

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Lemont, Illinois

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