Stump your UCSD chemistry professors wit

Stump your UCSD chemistry professors with your favorite science question! They will be the “Two Scientists” at Polite Provisions and Basic Pizza on Thursday night! http://ow.ly/yrFai

The World’s Smartest Surfers – http://o

The World’s Smartest Surfers – http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-worlds-smartest-surfers-1402932813

Insight Data Science Fellows Program – Application Deadline: June 29th

Insight Data Science Fellows Program

http://insightdatascience.com

Now accepting applications for Silicon Valley for September 2014. Application Deadline June 29th.

Top companies are hiring data scientists to help them glean insights from the terabytes of data that they collect everyday. TheInsight Data Science Fellows Program is a training fellowship for graduate students and postdocs designed to bridge the gap between academia and a career in data science.

Insight highlights:

  •  6 week, full-time, postdoctoral data science training fellowship.
  •  Dedicated office space, self-directed, project-based learning under the guidance of top industry data scientists.
  •  100 Insight Fellow alumni are now data scientists at companies like LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Square, Netflix and other top tech companies.

For more information and to apply for the 2014 sessions in Silicon Valley, please visit:

http://insightdatascience.com

Computational Neutronics Methods and Software Postdoctoral Position

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COMPUTATIONAL NEUTRONICS METHODS AND SOFTWARE POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

 

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley has an opening for a postdoctoral scholar. Our group, in collaboration with scientists at DOE laboratories, develops computational methods for neutral particle transport and conducts analysis of nuclear security applications with those methods. The successful candidate will design, plan, implement, analyze, and report on innovative computational methods and analysis applications. Areas of particular interest are deterministic methods in the context of high performance computing, advanced variance reduction methods for Monte Carlo, and multigroup cross section processing strategies. Application areas of particular interest are neutronics analysis for nuclear material control and accountability and nuclear material detection systems.

 

The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for projects related to the development and application of computational methods. A specific project of interest is improved simulation of interrogation of special nuclear material with neutron time-correlations. This work will be applied to a shipping truck monitoring system. Responsibilities will include developing and implementing methods appropriate to the project; organizing and performing simulations; analyzing results; communicating with a team of collaborators; and writing publications and reporting results at professional conferences. Additional responsibilities will include supervising students and participating in weekly seminars.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in computer science, nuclear engineering, physics, mathematics, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience developing software in C++, Fortran, or Python.
  • Experience with at least one of deterministic methods for neutral particle transport, variance reduction for Monte Carlo, and/or multigroup cross section processing methods.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with neutronics analysis of nuclear security applications.
  •  Expertise with testing frameworks, issue/ticketing systems, version control, and build systems for scientific software.
  • Specific familiarity with tools such as git, Doxygen, CMake, and LaTeX.

 

Applications are available at the following URL:

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00144

 

Any questions should be directed to:

Bethany L. Goldblum, PhD (bethany@nuc.berkeley.edu)

Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

Director of Education, Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

NSSC Nuclear Security Policy Postdoctoral Position

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NSSC NUCLEAR SECURITY POLICY POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

 

Deadline for faculty nominations: April 11, 2014

The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for two principle projects: (1) generation of a policy-relevant work on nuclear security and nonproliferation issues, such as a published article, or a written briefing for a government or international organization, and (2) support of ongoing research and education activities within the Nuclear Policy Working Group, an educational programming effort on the UC Berkeley campus that bridges the technical and social science fields to address contemporary issues in nuclear security policy. Responsibilities will include research proposal planning; organizing and communicating within a large team of collaborators; analysis and interpretation of research results; writing publications and reporting results at professional conferences. Scholars are expected to produce.

Additional responsibilities may include supervising students and coordination of education and outreach activities.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in physics, nuclear engineering, political science, public policy, or related fields
  •  Interest in Nuclear Issues, as demonstrated by previous work
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  •  Background in US nuclear policy and the international nonproliferation regime

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team.
  •  Familiarity with basic nuclear science concepts

*You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.

 

Applications are available at the following URL:

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00144

 

Any questions should be directed to:

Bethany L. Goldblum, PhD (bethany@nuc.berkeley.edu)

Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

Director of Education, Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

NSSC University-Laboratory Exchange Portal

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NSSC UNIVERSITY-LABORATORY EXCHANGE PORTAL

 Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the 2014-2015 academic year

To facilitate the exchange of NSSC students to the national laboratories, we have launched the NSSC University-Lab Exchange Portal. Students at NSSC academic institutions can complete the Student Form on the site and we will work to match you to research opportunities with our national laboratory partners. A list of frequently asked questions is also available and updated often. Additional opportunities for postdoctoral scholarships and summer research fellowships for students from Minority Serving Institutions are also showcased.

 

More Information

 

Any questions should be directed to:

Bethany L. Goldblum, PhD (bethany@nuc.berkeley.edu)

Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

Director of Education, Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

NSSC Research Assistantship in Web Design and Database Management

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RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN WEB DESIGN AND DATABASE MANAGEMENTAn undergraduate research assistant position is available to support the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) at UC Berkeley. The NSSC, in collaboration with scientists at DOE laboratories, explores nuclear security policy in the technical focus areas of nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry, nuclear engineering, and radiation detection and instrumentation, through an interdisciplinary lens. The successful candidate will design, implement and maintain a functional, creative, and user-oriented communication and outreach web-based platform.

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Web design, development and maintenance
  • Graphic design
  • Scalable and efficient database design and management
  •  Creative solutions

Hours/Pay:

  • $15 per hour
  • 10 hours per week

Required:

  • Undergraduate degree in progress in Computer Science, Engineering or related disciplines
  • US Citizen
  • Strong background in WordPress
  • Experience with web design and development
  • Ability to work independently/self-starter

Desired:

  • Experience with database management (e.g., MySQL, etc.)

To apply, email Dr. Bethany Goldblum at bethany@nuc.berkeley.edu with a resume including details of major projects and URLs.

 

Any questions should be directed to:

Bethany L. Goldblum, PhD (bethany@nuc.berkeley.edu)

Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

Director of Education, Nuclear Science and Security Consortium