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Now Accepting Applications for Alvarez Fellowship!

September 17, 2012


Luis Alvarez won the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physics "for decisive contributions to elementary particle physics ... through the development of the technique of using the hydrogen bubble chamber and data analysis."

Apply now for the Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Science, sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computing Sciences Directorate. Researchers in computer science, applied mathematics or any computational science discipline who have received their Ph.D. within the last three years are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Applications are due November 26, 2012 for Fall 2013.

About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

Whether running trillions of calculations on a supercomputer or visualizing and analyzing massive datasets, scientists today rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, and computational science, as well as large-scale computing and networking facilities, to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences organization researches, develops, and deploys new tools and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research in such areas as global climate change, combustion, fusion energy, nanotechnology, biology, and astrophysics.

Research areas in Computing Sciences include:

  • Developing and supporting robust and reliable bioinformatics tools
  • Researching and developing software to support extreme-scale computing
  • Developing mathematical modeling tools for complex scientific problems
  • Designing algorithms to improve the performance of scientific applications
  • Researching computer architectures to improve system performance
  • Advancing peta-scale scientific data management
  • Evaluating new and promising computing and networking technologies
  • Researching methods to control and manage dynamic circuit networks
  • Developing large scale visualization technologies
  • Performing data analysis in distributed environments


About Berkeley Lab

Founded in 1931 on the belief that the biggest scientific challenges are best addressed by teams, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and its scientists have been recognized with 16 Nobel Prizes. Today, Berkeley Lab researchers develop sustainable energy and environmental solutions, create useful new materials, advance the frontiers of computing, and probe the mysteries of life, matter, and the universe. Scientists from around the world rely on the Lab’s facilities for their own discovery science. Berkeley Lab is a multiprogram national laboratory, managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit