John von Neumann Fellowship

The John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science offers an exceptional opportunity to conduct innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing on advanced computing architectures. As members of either the Center for Computing Research at Sandia/New Mexico or the Computer Sciences and Information Systems Center at Sandia/California, von Neumann Fellows apply their research findings to a broad range of science and engineering problems of national importance.

Sandia's computational science research programs span computational and discrete mathematics, computational physics and engineering, and systems software and tools. As a world leader in large-scale parallel computer systems, algorithms, software, and applications, Sandia provides a collaborative and highly multidisciplinary environment for solving computational problems at extreme scales. Sandia's state-of-the-art parallel-computing environment includes advanced architectures, such as the Cielo petascale machine, and numerous large-scale clusters and visualization servers, such as the 615-TFlop Sky Bridge cluster and the 409-TFlop Chama cluster.

The John von Neumann Fellowship is a one-year appointment with a possible renewal for a second year. The fellowship offers a highly competitive salary, moving expenses, and a generous professional travel allowance. Von Neumann Fellows are supported by the Applied Mathematics program, which is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research.


  • PhD, received prior to commencement of the fellowship, in Applied or Computational Mathematics, or related computational science and engineering discipline
  • Maximum of three years of postdoctoral experience
  • Strong record of research publications
  • US Citizenship not required

Application procedure

To apply for the 2017 John von Neumann Fellowship, follow these steps:

  1. View the job opening for the John von Neumann Fellowship 2017, Job ID 654914.
  2. Follow the instructions in the job description to apply.
Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2016