[ES_JOBS_NET] postgraduate project training opportunity, High End Computing and Modeling, US. EPA

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Nov 1 09:15:38 MDT 2013

ORISE Research Opportunity Description

    High End Computing and Modeling
    Research Participation Program
    Office of Research and Development
    National Exposure Research Laboratory
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Research Triangle Park, NC


        Project Description:

A postgraduate project training opportunity is currently available at 
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Exposure 
Research Laboratory (NERL). This appointment is in the Atmospheric 
Modeling and Analysis Division (AMAD) located in Research Triangle Park, 
North Carolina.

The research participant will be involved in design and implementation 
of a computational framework for leading-edge air quality modeling 

The research participant will have the opportunity to be involved with a 
range of systems and technologies, such as High Performance Computing 
(HPC) clusters, parallel file systems, parallel model development and 
deployment, high-speed interconnects, message passing, cloud computing, 
and database servers. Research training opportunities may include:

§Algorithm and scripting development on HPC clusters.

§Robust message passing environments for scientific modeling.

§Atmospheric Modeling and parallel model development and deployment.

§Parallel file systems for air quality modeling.

§HPC cluster development and deployment.

The research participant will have the opportunity to collaborate on a 
dynamic and multidisciplinary team of researchers that propose, develop 
and conduct research related to modeling frameworks for atmospheric models.


Applicants must have received a bachelor's degree or higher in computer 
science, environmental engineering, or closely related field within five 
years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements 
for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date.

The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, 
sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national 
origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran. U.S. citizenship 
or lawful permanent resident status is preferred (but can also hold an 
appropriate visa status, however, an H1B visa is not appropriate)

The appointment may be half- or full-time for one year and may be 
renewed for up to two additional years upon recommendation of EPA 
contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a 
monthly stipend. The participant must show proof of health and medical 
insurance. This can be obtained through ORISE.*The participant does not 
become an EPA employee*.

Funding may be made available to reimburse a participant's travel 
expenses to present the results of his/her research at scientific 
conferences. No funding will be made available to cover travel costs for 
pre-appointment visits, relocation costs, tuition and fees, or a 
participant's health insurance.

        Technical Questions:

Gary Walter is the contact person for this project. He can be contacted 
atWalter.Gary at epa.gov <mailto:Walter.Gary at epa.gov>.

        How to Apply:

An application can be found 
reference Project #EPA-ORD/NERL-AMAD-2013-04 when calling or writing for 

Thomas E Pierce | Deputy Director | Atmospheric Modeling & Analysis 
Division | National Exposure Research Laboratory | U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency | Research Triangle Park, NC | Phone: 919-541-1375 | 
Fax: 919-541-1379 | Web: www.epa.gov/amad

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