John von Neumann Fellowship in Computational Science

Job Description

The Center for Computing Research (NM) and the Computer Sciences and
Information Systems Center (CA) at Sandia National Laboratories are now
accepting applications for the 2017 John von Neumann Post-Doctoral
Research Fellowship in Computational Science. This prestigious
post-doctoral fellowship is supported by the Applied Mathematics
Research Program in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Advanced
Scientific Computing Research.

The John von Neumann Fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity
for innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific
computing on advanced computing architectures with application to a
broad range of science and engineering problems of national importance.
This appointment is for one year, with a possible renewal for a second
year, and includes a highly competitive salary, moving expenses and a
generous professional travel allowance.

To apply for the John von Neumann Fellowship, please complete the following:

  • Submit a single PDF file containing your cover letter, CV, and
    research statement by selecting “Apply” at the bottom of this listing.
  • Have three letters of recommendation sent to Denis Ridzal at [email protected] with “2017 VN Fellowship” as the subject line.

Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2016.

For more details about the John von Neumann Fellowship, visit our website at


  • PhD, received prior to commencement of the fellowship, in Applied or
    Computational Mathematics, or related computational science and
    engineering discipline
  • Maximum of three years of postdoctoral experience
  • Strong record of research publications
  • US Citizenship not required


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE security clearance
  • Excellent communication and personal interaction skills

Department Description:

Sandia is one of the country’s largest research facilities, employing
nearly 9,000 people at major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and
Livermore, California. Sandia maintains research programs in a variety
of areas such as computational and discrete mathematics, computational
physics and engineering, systems software and tools. Sandia is a world
leader in large-scale parallel computer systems, algorithms, software
and applications, and provides a collaborative and highly
multidisciplinary environment for solving computational problems at
extreme scales. Sandia has a state-of-the-art parallel-computing
environment consisting of advanced architectures and numerous
large-scale clusters and visualization servers, including the 600-TFlop
SkyBridge cluster and 392-TFlop Chama Cluster.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and
engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with
teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of
areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strong medical and other
    benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation
    assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

No clearance required.

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment background review that includes
personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment
and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass
a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site.
Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information,
criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of
untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering
the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in
termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required
or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a
pre-processing background review that includes personal reference
checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and
education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal
background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances
must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the
appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT