Postdoctoral Appointee in Electromagnetic Plasma Simulation

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7078557 (Ref.No. 676357)
Posted: May 15, 2021

Job Description

This 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 appointee to advance our research in numerical methods for simulation of electromagnetic plasmas and related phenomena. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to algorithm development for electromagnetics and kinetic, fluid, and/or hybrid plasma simulation. Particular interest areas for us include time integration methods for multiscale systems, high-order spatial discretization methods, and novel methods for verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification. This research, and the accompanying software development, will go towards expanding the capabilities of our plasma simulation software, EMPIRE, to help our team meet Sandia’s broad mission needs. The algorithms developed will also be targeted towards exascale simulation and portable performance on the next generation of the Department of Energy’s advanced-technology supercomputers. Journal publications, conference presentations, and Sandia mission impact will be expected from this research.

+ PhD in computer science, applied mathematics, physics, or closely related engineering field + Scientific programming experience in C++ + Expertise in numerical analysis + Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance

+ Strong background in mathematics and algorithms for electromagnetics, plasma physics, fluid dynamics, or related fields + Knowledge of plasma simulation using kinetic and/or fluid methods + Demonstrated ability to work with others and contribute in a team environment + Outstanding communication skills + Willingness to develop expertise in different areas of electromagnetics and plasma physics

Department Description:

The Plasma Theory & Simulation department performs research and software development in support of advanced theory, modeling, simulation, and analysis to address a broad range of plasma physics applications at Sandia. We use the high-fidelity massively parallel software we develop to support Sandia’s nuclear deterrence mission and pulsed-power experimental facilities.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include; 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + Generous vacations, strong medical 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 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.

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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