The Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley is searching for one, possibly two high-caliber researchers to work with Prof. Rachel Slaybaugh's group in the area of computational neutronics. Fields of highest relevance are Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Nuclear Engineering.
Prof. Slaybaugh's group researches methods and algorithms for solving the Boltzmann transport equation more effectively. These methods are often inspired by the physics of the problem at hand, developments in computer hardware, or both. Ongoing work involves deterministic solution methods, Monte Carlo methods, and hybrid methods in which deterministic solutions are used to accelerate Monte Carlo solutions. Potential Projects include Angle-informed Hybrid Methods, Deterministic "Plug-and-Play" Research Environment Creation, Improving Multigroup Cross Sections for Hybrid Methods and Monte Carlo on Graphical Processing Units
We seek a candidate who can start this position as early as January 2015 but the appointment start date is flexible. The initial appointment is 100% time for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, dependent upon job performance and funding. Starting salaries are in the range of $50,000 to $60,000 per year and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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