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Post Doc Position at Sandia National Labs in California

Sandia National Laboratories’ Thermal/Fluids Science and Engineering department is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to develop models and computational methods for the simulation of complex reacting flows and heat transfer, including flows in porous media, turbulent reacting flows, and radiative heat transfer. The successful candidate will implement new multi-physics models in Sandia’s simulation codes and work with analysts and experimentalists to verify and validate these models. Applications of particular interest are the response of organic materials in fire environments, combustion of composite materials, and gas storage and reaction in powder beds. Opportunities will exist to expand these modeling capabilities to impact several of Sandia’s key mission areas, including nuclear stockpile safety and energy security. External publication and presentation of unclassified research and analysis work is encouraged wherever possible. Members of our Livermore based department interact closely with engineers and other researchers and analysts across the laboratory at both the California and New Mexico sites.


Required Qualifications

•             Ph.D. degree in aerospace, mechanical, material science, computer science, applied mathematics, or a closely related field.

•             Knowledge and experience with code development for complex physics, such as reacting flows, porous media flows, thermal transport, electrochemistry, pyrolysis chemistry, or a closely related field is required.

•             Experience with numerical methods for coupled multi-physics simulations and experience with finite element method are also required.

•             Experience and proficiency in C++ coding.

•             Strong publication record and a demonstrated ability to make original contributions to engineering science

•             Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q security clearance (which requires U.S. citizenship).


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