Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Multiphase Reacting Flow Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. This two year position is available immediately.

The Methods and Algorithms group in the Computational Physics division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking exceptional candidates for a postdoctoral appointment in the computational multiphase reacting flow. The postdoc researcher will be expected to conduct fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research towards improving predictive capabilities in modeling multiphase reacting flow. Emphasis will be on sub-zonal modeling of evolution of high explosives. The successful candidate will pursue model development, implementation, and validation against experimental data. Collaboration with experimental investigators, theoretical and computational chemists, and materials model developers will be essential.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in engineering, physics, applied mathematics or related fields completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.

  • Demonstrated record of achievements in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code development.

  • Experience in multiphase flow modeling.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in chemically reacting flows.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.

  • Programming experience with languages such as Fortran, C, C++ or python for scientific applications

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in high explosive modeling or experiments.

  • Experience in damage and fracture modeling.

Education: Ph.D. in related field soon to be completed or completed within the last five years.

Additional Details:

Q Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

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.

Our diverse workforce enjoys a casual work environment focused on creative problem solving. We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated computational professionals are our greatest asset and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their success. We provide mentoring to help new staff build a solid technical and professional foundation, and to smoothly integrate into the culture of LANL. Together we are advancing our national security mission.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries

  • Choice of comprehensive health care plans, to include Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Paid sic, holiday, and vacation time

  • 401k match, fully vested on day one (100% up to 6% + kicker)

  • Participation in Life, Dependent Life, AD&D;, and Disability Insurance

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Exercise facility free for staff use

  • Access provided to most professional journals

Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM enjoys excellent weather and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. Commuting to work includes stunning views of rugged canyons and mesas as well as the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: XCP-4/Methods And Algorithms

Job Title: Computational Multiphase Reacting Flow Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC67001