Careers

Scientific Computing Intern, SCC
Full-time|New York, NY

The Scientific Computing Core (SCC), co-led by Nick Carriero and Ian Fisk, manages supercomputing resources and provides high performance computing (HPC) expertise to all centers at the Flatiron Institute, a division of the Simons Foundation, developing tools broadly useful to the scientific community as a whole.
 
As new GPUs become available from different vendors comes the question for programmers developing scientific software to choose the tools to port their applications to the new architectures. Several standardization attempts have been made before, but none came to fruition. However, with the most recent supercomputers installed all using a novel architecture, this has greatly renewed interest in this field.
 
SCC is seeking a Scientific Computing Intern to apply their software engineering skills to assess the programmability of the different available tools, as well as benchmark the resulting programs on a practical problem. The focus will be on dense linear algebra. The selected candidate will have a chance to test and use modern GPU equipment, along with advanced programming models. They will be on SCC premises daily to meet with their advisor, collaborate with scientists from a broad range of disciplines, present their progress, and participate in discussions. At the completion of their projects, they will present their work orally and potentially prepare a research paper.

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Application deadline: February 1, 2023
Summer Pre-Doctoral Researchers, CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

CCN invites applications for paid summer predoctoral positions by motivated doctoral students in computational neuroscience, physics, electrical engineering, machine learning, computer science or related fields. The purpose of this Summer Predoctoral Researcher Program is to provide doctoral students with an assigned dissertation advisor and an identified dissertation topic in a relevant field the opportunity to be employed at the CCN for the purpose of collaborating on a research project with one or more CCN staff mentors. Knowledge of neuroscience is helpful but not required. Interested applicants should review the research group pages of the PIs listed above, and should describe in their research statement the project on which they’d like to collaborate and the research group(s) with whom they’d like to work.
 
CCN Predoctoral Scholars are invited to participate as full members of the CCN and Flatiron communities during their term of residency. CCN Summer Predoctoral Researchers are assigned a primary mentor and research group within the center, are invited to attend and present within their research group’s meetings, and are also invited to participate in meetings of CCN’s other research groups as well as center- and Flatiron-wide activities such as guest lectures, training on use of the Institute’s robust scientific computing resources, and intern social activities. Finally, Summer Predoctoral Researchers will be invited to present their work at an Institute-wide symposium held at the end of the residency period.

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Application deadline: February 1, 2023
Flatiron Research Fellow, CCA
Full-time|New York, NY

Applications are invited for postdoctoral research positions as Flatiron Research Fellows (FRF) at the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA). The CCA offers FRFs the opportunity for independent research in areas that have strong synergy with the CCA or other centers at the Flatiron Institute. Flatiron Research Fellows are expected to carry out an active research program that can be independently directed and/or involve substantial collaboration with other members of the CCA or Flatiron Institute. In addition to their own research, Fellows help build the rich scientific community at the CCA and Flatiron Institute by: participating in seminars, colloquia, and group meetings; developing their software, mathematical, and computational expertise through internal educational opportunities; and sharing their knowledge through scientific publications, presentations, and/or software releases.

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Application deadline: November 1, 2022
Summer Research Assistant/Associate, CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

CCN invites applications for paid summer internships by motivated graduate or advanced undergraduate students in physics, electrical engineering, machine learning, computer science or related fields (advanced doctoral students are encouraged to apply instead to CCN’s Summer Predoc Program, which runs concurrently). Knowledge of neuroscience is helpful but not required. Undergraduate students will be appointed with the title of Summer Research Assistant, while graduate students will be appointed with the title, Summer Research Associates.
 
CCN interns are invited to participate as full members of the CCN and Flatiron Institute communities during their internship. CCN interns are assigned a primary mentor and research group within the center, are invited to attend and present within their research group’s meetings, and are also invited to participate in meetings of CCN’s other research groups as well as center- and Flatiron-wide activities such as guest lectures, training on use of the Institute’s robust scientific computing resources, and intern social activities. Finally, interns will be invited to present their work at a Institute-wide symposium held at the end of the internship period.

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Application deadline: February 1, 2023
Flatiron Research Fellow, CCB
Full-time|New York, NY

The Center for Computational Biology (CCB) of the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute invites applications for Flatiron Research Fellow postdoctoral positions. The initial appointment is for two years with possible renewal for a third year. Starting dates are flexible, typically between August 2023 and November 2023. Applications will be reviewed beginning in fall 2022 and considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. For full consideration, application by October 15, 2022, is recommended.

Flatiron Research Fellows at CCB are scientists who have recently completed their Ph.D. applied mathematics, statistics, computational biology, biophysics, computer science, engineering, mathematical physics, or related disciplines. Fellows are expected to carry out an active research program that can be independently directed and/or involve substantial collaboration with other members of CCB or the Flatiron Institute, and to contribute to the rich scientific community at CCB. We welcome applicants interested and capable in CCB’s main areas of research: biological transport, biophysical modeling, developmental dynamics, genomics, structural and molecular biophysics, and systems biology.

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Application deadline: November 11, 2022
Flatiron Research Fellow, CCM
Full-time|New York, NY

Applications are invited for postdoctoral Flatiron Research Fellowships (FRF) at the Center for Computational Mathematics (CCM), in the Flatiron Institute, in all our active areas of research. These include:
 • machine learning, especially the areas of optimization, learning theory, probabilistic modeling, deep learning, and high dimensional data analysis, as well as applications of scientific interest at Flatiron (e.g., cosmological modeling, quantum many-body systems, computational neuroscience)
 • statistical methodology, modeling, and inference
 • probabilistic and differential programming
 • computational physics, including statistical mechanics, biophysics, fluid mechanics, quantum physics, and molecular dynamics
 • numerical methods for partial differential equations and integral equations
 • signal and image processing, with a particular focus on structural biology
 • high-performance computing and open-source software librariesnumerical analysis, including numerical linear algebra and high-order methods
 • high performance computing and open source software libraries

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Application deadline: December 15, 2022
Flatiron Research Fellow, CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

The Center for Computational Neuroscience (CCN) invites applications for Flatiron Research Fellowships (FRFs – our designation for Postdoctoral Fellows) in CCN’s computational vision and neural circuits and algorithms groups. CCN aims to develop theories, models, and computational methods that deepen our knowledge of brain function — both in health and in disease. CCN takes a “systems” neuroscience approach, building models that are motivated by fundamental principles, that are constrained by properties of neural circuits and responses, and that provide insights into perception, cognition and behavior. This cross-disciplinary approach not only leads to the design of new model-driven scientific experiments, but also encapsulates current functional descriptions of the brain that can spur the development of new engineered computational systems, especially in the realm of machine learning.

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Application deadline: Rolling
Summer Research Assistant/Associate, CCB
Full-time|New York, NY

The Center for Computational Biology (CCB) of the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute invites applications for our Summer Research Assistant (undergraduate-level interns) and Summer Research Associate (graduate-level interns) internship position(s). Our seasonal, full-time research interns will work in one or more of our active areas of research, which include Biophysical Modeling, Developmental Dynamics, Genomics, Structural and Molecular Biophysics, and Systems Biology. This is a paid, full-time internship that will take place in our New York City offices. CCB will reimburse travel to New York City, and housing will be available for interns based outside of the five boroughs of New York City. CCB interns are invited to participate as full members of the CCB and Flatiron communities during their internship. Applications will be reviewed beginning in December 2022 and considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. For full consideration, applying by January 15, 2023, is recommended.

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Application deadline: January 15, 2023
Summer Research Assistant/Associate, CCM
Full-time|New York, NY

Applications are invited for paid, full-time research internships at the Center for Computational Mathematics (CCM) in all our active areas of research. CCM is one of five centers of the Flatiron Institute, an internal research division of the Simons Foundation. Our mission at CCM is to create new mathematical approaches, algorithms and software to advance scientific research in multiple disciplines, often in collaboration with other Flatiron Centers.

Tremendous opportunities exist at the intersection of mathematics, computer science, statistics, and their scientific applications, with the lines between theory, algorithm development and software implementation often blurred. Beyond the creation of new simulation and analysis methods, a major goal of CCM is to make these methods available to the scientific community. The Center also hosts an array of meetings, workshops and conferences, serving as a focal point for the field internationally.

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Application deadline: January 15, 2023
Summer Research Assistant/Associate, CCQ
Full-time|New York, NY

The Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ) seeks seasonal, full-time paid research interns interested in developing and implementing the concepts, algorithms and codes needed to understand the quantum mechanical behavior of many-particle systems, and to translate this understanding into useful predictions of the behavior of molecules and materials.
 
Under the mentorship of one or more CCQ scientists during the summer, Research Assistants/Associates will contribute to CCQ research by joining an ongoing research project. For more information about CCQ research, please visit: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/center-for-computational-quantum-physics/.
 
Internship positions are intended for beginning graduate students or in some cases advanced undergraduates. Undergraduate students will be appointed with the title of Summer Research Assistant, while graduate students will be appointed with the title Summer Research Associate. Graduate students already embarked on a thesis project should consider applying to the Flatiron predoc program instead.

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Application deadline: January 15, 2023
Software Engineer Intern, SCC
Full-time|New York, NY

The Scientific Computing Core (SCC), co-led by Nick Carreiro and Ian Fisk, manages supercomputing resources and provides high performance computing (HPC) expertise to all centers at the Flatiron Institute, a division of the Simons Foundation, developing tools broadly useful to the scientific community as a whole.
 
SCC is seeking a Software Engineer Intern to apply their development skills to original computational projects. The selected candidate will have a chance to collaborate on an open source project while learning about numerical algorithms, GPU computing, MPI, and various other high performance computing (HPC) topics. The internship will be focused on HPC, and not machine learning, though many of the techniques used can be applied to accelerate machine learning applications. The selected candidate will be on SCC premises daily to meet with their advisor, collaborate with scientists from a broad range of disciplines, present their progress, and participate in discussions. At the completion of their projects, they will orally present their work and potentially prepare a research paper.

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Application deadline: February 1, 2023
Flatiron Research Fellow, CCQ
Full-time|New York, NY

The Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ) of the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute invites applications for multiple Flatiron research fellow and Flatiron research fellow-software postdoctoral positions. The initial appointment is for two years with possible renewal for a third year. Starting dates are flexible, typically between August 2023 and November 2023. Applications will be reviewed beginning in fall 2022 and considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. For full consideration, application by October 17, 2022, is recommended.
 
Flatiron research fellows are scientists who have recently completed their Ph.D. and plan work on developing new concepts, algorithms and codes needed to understand the many-particle quantum problem, and on the physical and chemical properties of systems requiring this new understanding. Apply here for the Flatiron research fellow position.

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Application deadline: October 17, 2022
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