Multiphysics Modeling Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7066154 (Ref.No. 671820)
Posted: May 8, 2020

Job Description

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. : We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with interest in solving some of the United States' most challenging national security needs! You could be the postdoctoral appointee to support development of multi-scale, multi-physics computational modeling capabilities! You will use your expertise and research interest in multiphase or reacting flow simulations and/or thermal mechanical modeling with diverse materials classes such as brittle materials, polymer encapsulants and adhesives are encouraged to apply. Application of reduced order modeling and machine learning methods in these modeling areas is a feature of some funded research. Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to: + Develop and run multi-physics analysis tools related to finite element methods (FEM) + Collaborate on multi-disciplinary teams, and with partner institutions from national labs, academia, and industry + Communicate results in scientific conferences, journal publications, and internal/external workshops

+ PhD, conferred within the last 5 years in Mechanical Engineering or other related engineering, computer, or physical science field – PhD required to start + Experience with computational simulation tools and processes + Ability to obtain a DOE L security clearance

+ Experience with geometry modeling and meshing tools (SolidWorks, ANSYS, CUBIT, etc.) + Experience with coupled multi-physics FEM software (ANSYS, COMSOL, etc.) + Experience with scripting languages for pre- and post-processing and simulation code customization + Experience developing successful research proposals + Strong teaming skills and an ability to interact with colleagues with diverse technical backgrounds ·

Department Description:

The Thermal Sciences and Engineering Department conducts a broad range of technical activities focused on heat transfer, numerical analyses, and related thermal capabilities. Our work spans fundamental research and development to engineering analysis of system performance, safety, and control of thermal environments.

About Sandia:

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: *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

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 L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

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.

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.


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