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Los Alamos National Laboratory High Explosives Modeling Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC72846


Job Title High Explosives Modeling Postdoc

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name XCP-4/Methods And Algorithms

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What You Will Do

Alamos National Laboratory is seeking outstanding candidates for positions at the Post-Doctoral level in the area of high explosives modeling. This position would be appropriate for candidates that either already have experience with high explosive modeling or have strong preparation in a related field, such as energetic materials, and would like to branch out into high explosives. Successful candidates are expected to work in a team environment, implement, test and verify their models and algorithms in production-quality software and publish their research in leading scientific journals.

XCP-4 is a group of about 20 scientists with various technical backgrounds doing cutting edge research in advanced computational methods and algorithms for multi-physics applications in support of national and global security. Specifically, we develop state-of-the art numerical methods for shock hydrodynamics and multiphase flow in both Eulerian and Lagrangian frameworks, as well as advanced physics-based computational models in a variety of areas, including high explosives, turbulent reactive flow, and continuum solid mechanics. Our staff provide expertise in these areas through multidisciplinary interactions on teams seeking to provide solutions for large multi-physics codes. Our work supports a variety of Laboratory missions, including stockpile stewardship, nonproliferation, threat reduction, and energy and environmental sciences.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of modeling and simulation of compressible reactive flows or energetic materials, or other experience with high explosives research

  • Proficiency in a programming language such as Fortran, C/C++ or Python

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work productively in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • Ability to obtain a Q Clearance, which usually requires US Citizenship

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of hydrodynamics and high speed, compressible flow

  • Experience in developing accurate and robust numerical methods for multi-physics simulation software at the continuum scale

  • Experience in Verification and Validation techniques

  • Experience with LANL X-Division codes

  • Experience in developing and running large, parallel codes in a high performance, Unix computing environment for many-core architectures

  • Active DOE Q Clearance

Education: PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related field; PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related field preferred.

Notes to Applicants: Applicants must submit a CV/resume and a cover letter that summarizes their qualifications for the required and desired skills listed above. For questions contact: XCP-4 Group Leader, Karlene Maskaly at karlene@lanl.gov .

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.

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Req ID: IRC72846