Los Alamos National Laboratory Theoretical and Computational Fluid Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics group, T-5 of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral candidate to investigate two-point modeling and simulation of a range of anisotropic, inhomogeneous and transitional turbulent flows. The successful candidate will pursue theoretical analysis and development of two-point spectral closures for turbulence in such regimes and will implement the models into code for validation against experimental and/or numerical simulations data. The candidate will be expected to work both independently and within a small team environment.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Expertise in theoretical and computational fluid dynamics and turbulence.

  • Experience with using and writing code (Fortran,C/C++) in fluid dynamics applications.

  • Knowledge of and experience with statistical methods of data analysis.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Record of research via publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of two-point spectral closure theories for turbulence.

  • Knowledge of standard numerical methods for nonlinear flows.

  • Experience with single-point RANS closures.

  • Experience working in a Linux environment

  • Experience with direction numerical simulations (DNS) of turbulence

  • Experience with High-Performance Computing including parallel codes, and GPU codes (both use and development).

Education: PhD in a field such as Physics, Applied Mathematics or Engineering completed within the last 5 year

Notes to Applicants: Interested candidates should apply on-line and submit their CV and cover letter, including three references.

For additional questions concerning this position contact Susan Kurien, skurien@lanl.gov

Additional Details:

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.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: T-5/Applied Mathematics And Plasma Physics

Job Title: Theoretical and Computational Fluid Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC65200