Postdoctoral Appointee - Computational Science/Nuclear Engineering
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Location: Argonne, IL
- Job Number: 7118203 (Ref #: 414564)
- Posting Date: Dec 9, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Computational Science Division (CPS) at Argonne National Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral appointee to develop open-source neutronics capabilities for molten salt reactors. The work will involve working in close collaboration with an industry partner, Copenhagen Atomics, to:
1. Evaluate, develop, and implement methods in the community-developed open-source OpenMC Monte Carlo code for computing kinetic parameters of molten salt reactors and other liquid-fueled systems
2. Enhance OpenMC to be able to represent physical quantities such as temperature and density using a mesh representation that is independent of the model geometry.
Required skills and qualifications:
- Ph.D. (typically completed within the last 0-3 years) in Nuclear Engineering, Computational Science, Physics, or an associated field
- Experience programming in one or more of the following languages: C, C++, Python
- Knowledge of data structures and algorithms
- Experience with multi-threaded and/or distributed-memory programming
- Software development skills including: compilers, build systems (make, CMake), distributed version control (Git/GitHub), documentation, and testing
- Collaborative skills, including the ability to work well with laboratories, universities, and industry partners
- Ability to publish, promote, and advocate new insights and approaches
- Ability to model Argonne core values: impact, safety, respect, integrity, and teamwork.
Preferred skills and qualifications:
- Knowledge of nuclear reactor physics and thermal-hydraulics
- Knowledge of methods and algorithms for multiphysics simulations
- Experience working with Monte Carlo particle transport codes such as OpenMC, MCNP, or Serpent
- Experience developing numerical methods for scientific modeling and simulation
- Knowledge of the design and analysis of molten salt reactors and associated numerical methods
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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