Los Alamos National Laboratory Transition Modeling Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Help us develop novel methods of modeling laminar-turbulent transition in multi-fluid mixing. The target problem is multi-fluid mixing at an interface, such as the Rayleigh-Taylor or Richtmeyer-Meshkov instabilities. The successful candidate will participate in the theoretical development of the model, implementation in a LANL multiphysics code, and validating against experimental data. The project will include collaboration with our world class scientists in turbulent mixing in extreme conditions, LANL code teams, and DOE experimentalists working at our unique high-energy density experimental facilities.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Turbulence or Transition Modeling
You will need research experience in either turbulence modeling, or the theory, modeling, or simulation of laminar-turbulent transition.
Computational Fluid Dynamics
This position will require programming experience working in computation fluid dynamics codes, including either Navier-Stokes, turbulence or transition modes, or stability analysis.
You will need demonstrated proficiency in mathematical techniques in fluid dynamics.
Communication and Collaboration
Verbal and written communication skills are critical for this position. In addition to scientific publication and conference presentations, you will be expected to educate LANL staff about your research and work collaboratively to apply it to problems of LANL interest.
This position involves developing novel research tools, and applying them in new ways. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate initiative for continuous learning and skill development as an approach to new challenges.
Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related field, in the area of fluid dynamics, completed within the last five years or soon to be completed.
Moment Closure Modeling
It would be great if you have experience with the modeling of turbulent flows using second-order moment equations.
It would be great if you have experience with one or more of linear-stability theory, non-linear stability theory, or transition modeling.
Variable Density Flows
It would be nice if you have experience with variable density flows, either multi-species mixing or highly compressible flows.
Experience in any of the following would be a plus: reduced-order modeling, stochastic and PDF methods, or dynamical systems.
It would be a plus if you have experience working in a large, collaborative research or engineering code, using modern software engineering tools.
It would be a plus if you are able to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires US citizenship.
Location: This position will be physically located In Los Alamos, New Mexico.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Note to Applicants:
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a comprehensive cover letter addressing their qualifications and how they meet each of the listed job requirements and qualifications, and contact information for three references.
In addition, please submit a brief (one-page maximum) Educational and Background Statement describing how your background and unique educational journey (including cultural, geographical, financial, educational, or other experiences and challenges) have affected your development as a researcher. This is also a good place to discuss your inspirations and long-term professional goals.
Review of applications will start immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Q Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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Vacancy Name: IRC95511
Organization Name XCP-4/Continuum Models and Numerical Methods
Req ID: IRC95511