Assistant Computational Scientist

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7107770 (Ref:413926)

Posted: August 11, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Our Data Science and Learning division at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking an Assistant Computational Scientist to join their team. In this role you can expect to:

  • Conduct basic and/or applied research utilizing computational techniques and methods in order to advance the understanding of physical phenomena, typically through modeling and simulation of science and engineering phenomena.
  • Carry out first-of-kind computational analysis requiring interdisciplinary expertise in both computer science and a scientific or engineering field, including knowledge of scientific and engineering principles, large-scale distributed or parallel computing techniques, and computational issues in a specific domain.
  • May design, develop, and/or adapt computational models, scientific visualization tools, and software libraries and codes for massively parallel computer systems or embedded processors.

This job description documents the general nature of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of machine learning and / or statistics
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Some understanding of computational algorithms to support analysis of DNA sequence, small nucleotide polymorphism, gene expression, and/or small molecule (drug) structure
  • Experience working large language models and other deep learning models
  • Experience working with large language model evaluation harnesses
  • Ability to think independently and innovatively to develop exceptional technical solutions
  • Ability to write research publications
  • Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to prioritize, organize and handle multiple assignments simultaneously in a fast paced environment, while being detail oriented and using sound independent judgment to accomplish tasks
  • Interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills required to interact effectively, tactfully and discreetly with all internal/external contacts and to develop effective working relationships
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience in physiology and reconciliation of genotype and experimentally determined phenotype preferred
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork
  • RD1: Bachelor's degree and 0+ years of experience, or equivalent

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

Computational Science 1

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

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Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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