Los Alamos National Laboratory Computation Fluid Dynamics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Fluid Dynamics Team within the CCS-2 group, Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking candidates for several postdoctoral positions in one or more of the following areas: a) turbulence modeling, b) numerical methods for DNS in complex geometries, c) machine learning, and d) bridging methods for multi-scale simulations. The successful candidates will:

  • Work on a team which includes other staff members, postdocs and students.

  • Run simulations on large-scale computational platforms.

  • There will be opportunities to publish in high-quality journals and present work at international conferences.

  • These positions are for a two-year term.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or related field within the past 5 years is required.

  • Publications in one or more of the following areas: turbulence modeling, accurate numerical methods for compressible flows in complex geometries (e.g. cut-cell) and finite differences, machine learning algorithms, and bridging methods for multiscale simulations.

  • Strong communication and language skills, as evidenced by publications and the cover letter.

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with DNS/LES of compressible turbulence, multi-component flows, and/or reacting flows and/or molecular dynamics.


  • A Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or related field completed within the past 5 years is required.

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

For general information go to Postdoc Program.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences (CCS) Division is a scientific research and development organization working in five principal mission areas of Los Alamos National Laboratory: Climate and Energy programs; Basic science and technology research programs; Threat reduction and Department of Homeland Security programs; The nuclear weapons program; and Information science and technology. The division is comprised of scientists (85% PhD) focused on impactful research and development in fundamental computer science, computational physics, statistics, and applied mathematics. CCS Division bridges the computational sciences that are central to scientific discovery and innovation with external partners and laboratory programs to solve complex and fundamental problems ranging from metagenomics to nuclear energy.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Livescu, Daniel

Organization Name: CCS-2/Computational Physics and Methods

Email: livescu@lanl.gov

Job Title: Computation Fluid Dynamics Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC67804