Postdoctoral Appointee - Computational Modeling
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Livermore, CA
- Job Number: 7072348 (Ref #: 674048)
- Posting Date: Nov 19, 2020
Job DescriptionThis posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. : We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to develop models and computational methods for the simulation of complex reacting flows and heat transfer in porous media. The successful candidate will implement new multi-physics models in Sandia simulation codes and work with analysts and experimentalists. Applications of particular interest include the combustion of organic materials and surface reactions for hydrogen storage. Successful candidates will be able to expand modeling capabilities to impact several of Sandia’s key mission areas, including nuclear stockpile safety and energy security. External publication of research and analysis work is encouraged. Members of our department interact closely with engineers and other researchers and analysts across the California and New Mexico sites. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Work on a number of R&D projects concurrently + Collaborate across several diverse teams
+ Ph.D. degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, material science, computer science, applied mathematics, or a closely related field + Knowledge and experience with computational modeling of heat transfer and fluid dynamics + Knowledge and experience with the physics related to surface reactions and material property models + Experience in processing data and handling large quantities of data + Proficiency in a data plotting/manipulation language (ex: Matlab, Python, or similar) + 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
+ Knowledge and experience with computational modeling of pyrolysis chemistry and porous media flows + Knowledge and experience with the physics relating to gas and solid phase combustion + Background including applied math is also beneficial + Knowledge of multiple programming languages (Python, etc.) is a plus
Sandia/California's Thermal/Fluid Science and Engineering Department is a multidisciplinary group of engineers and researchers who specialize in fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer. The work mix in the group includes developing theory and models, performing scientific and high-performance computing, and executing applied engineering analysis for a range of experiments and mechanical designs. The group plays two primary roles in science-based engineering at Sandia: (1) developing new computational methods, capabilities and tools to describe fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermal response; (2) performing computational analysis to predict the design performance of engineered systems in defense, energy, and industry applications. Recent activities within the group include: heat transfer and fluid dynamics modeling and analysis for porous media reacting flow, multi-phase flow, turbulent heat transfer, fire and combustion, hydrogen storage and safety technology, wind energy modeling and technology development, geothermal energy technology, and applied uncertainty quantification to all of these application areas.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance* _World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov *These benefits vary by job classification.
Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. : Employees must remain in their current position for one year before applying for a new position, with the exception of student interns. Application of this requirement will not supersede the Laboratories’ collective bargaining agreements. See collective bargaining labor agreements for represented bidder eligibility requirements for represented employees. : This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.