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John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science

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 Computing Research Center 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 265-TFLOPS Red Sky cluster and the 409-TFLOPS 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.


  • A Ph.D. (or the ability to complete all Ph.D. requirements before beginning the fellowship) in applied/computational mathematics or a related computational science and engineering discipline
  • Technical leadership potential
  • A demonstrated ability for independent research and self-motivation
  • The ability to contribute to and impact ongoing Sandia projects
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Less than three years of postdoctoral experience

Application procedure

To apply for the 2015 John von Neumann Fellowship, follow these steps:

  1. View the job opening for the 2015 John von Neumann Fellowship (647304)
  2. Click Apply Now, and upload a single PDF file containing your cover letter, CV, and research statement as part of the online application process.
    • Note: If you do not receive information regarding the timeline for phone interviews within two weeks after your application, please contact Denis Ridzal at
  3. Request three letters of recommendation to be sent to Denis Ridzal at Please ask your references to use "2015 VN Fellowship" in the email subject line.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Complete applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.