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Computer Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Job Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Requisition Id 621

The Future Technologies group and Experimental Computing Laboratory (ExCL) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks highly-motivated ) seeks highly-motivated computer scientists to explore the architectures of and software systems for future extreme-scale high-end computer systems. FTG works at the cutting edge of computer architecture, codesigning and evaluating technologies for future systems including quantum computing, neuromorphic computing, heterogeneous computing with GPUs and FPGAs, nonvolatile memory, and alternative programming models and systems software. Many of these artifacts are deployed in important applications and released publicly as open source software (e.g., SHOC, MPIP, Papyrus This research has been sponsored by DOE, DARPA, NSF, and others, and has resulted in numerous awards including ACM Gordon Bell prizes, Best Paper awards, and Early Career recognition.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for this position include working closely with the project team to create, evaluate, and publish novel research ideas, supervise and mentor students, and collaborate with our partners and sponsors. Research activities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Rapid prototyping and evaluation of experimental systems, including hardware, software, tools, and applications, and being proficient developing complex software systems, like an operating system, compiler, adaptive runtime system, or scalable performance tool.
  2. Studying the performance, resiliency, power, and productivity of contemporary and future high-performance computer systems under various workload characteristics through measurement, modeling, and simulation.
  3. Publishing papers in high-quality refereed conferences and journals, such as SC, ICS, ISC, PPOPP, IPDPS, MICRO, HPDC, and IEEE TPDS.
  4. Actively collaborating with industry, academia, government labs, and applications developers in a variety of venues.
  5. Contributing to research proposals and reporting to major funding agencies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in computer science, computational science or a discipline related to the job duties.
  • Previous experience in ONE or more of the following areas:
  • emerging architectures including heterogeneous computing, memory systems;
  • performance modeling including simulation or analytical modeling;
  • node-level programming environments such as C/C++ with experience in CUDA, OpenCL, OpenACC/OpenMP compiler directives;
  • distributed system programming models like MPI, one-sided asynchronous programming models, or workflow management systems like Condor or Pegasus; or
  • compiler infrastructures like LLVM or GCC.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ability to take initiative on research insights to bring them to fruition through publication or demonstration on mission applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and strong personal motivation.
  • The ability to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary team.

ORNL Ethics and Conduct:

As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL`s Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director`s office can be found here:

Benefits at ORNL:

UT Battelle offers an exceptional benefits package to include matching 401K, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation and Medical / Dental plan. Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic and free Fitness facilities.


UT Battelle offers a wide range of relocation benefits for individuals and families to make it easier to come and work here. If you are invited to interview, please ask your Recruiter about relocating with ORNL.

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email THIS EMAIL .

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-verify Employer.
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