Research Project 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
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 approaches.
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.
Gary Walter is the contact person for this project. He can be contacted at Walter.Gary@epa.gov.
How to Apply:
An application can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/application.htm. Please reference Project #EPA-ORD/NERL-AMAD-2013-04 when calling or writing for information.