2016 Margaret Butler Fellowship
Call for applications
The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is now accepting applications for the Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science.
The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. CST, Monday, February 29, 2016.
Created in memory of Margaret Butler, the fellowship at the ALCF offers computational scientists an opportunity to work at the forefront of high-performance computing. A pioneering researcher in both computer science and nuclear energy, Butler was the director of Argonne’s National Energy Software Center and the first female fellow at the American Nuclear Society.
The fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with Argonne scientists to use Mira, the ALCF’s 10-petaflops supercomputer, to push scientific boundaries in their field of expertise.
The ALCF invites outstanding postdoctoral candidates, both male and female, to apply for the fellowship. Candidates must have a recent PhD prior to the beginning of the appointment. Benefits include a highly competitive salary, moving expenses, and a professional travel allowance. The appointment is for one year and may be renewed for another year.
About Margaret Butler
Margaret Butler (1924-2013) was a pioneering scientist who spent her career at the forefront of the development of computer science, computational science and nuclear energy. Butler began her career at Argonne in 1948. She was the first woman named a fellow of the American Nuclear Society.
Deeply involved in the mathematics and numerical computations for the design of the Navy’s first nuclear submarine reactor, Butler subsequently became part of the logical design team for several early computers at Argonne. She later headed the first operating system used at Argonne for the IBM 704, was leader of the Applications Programming Section in Argonne’s Applied Mathematics Division and served as director of the National Energy Software Center from 1972 to 1991.