We have an opening for an Applied Scientist to work on modeling and/or experimental investigation of shock-wave physics for complex physical and engineering applicaitons. In this role you will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team to study high-speed compressible-flow phenomena and their mechanical effects on various systems. This position is in the Physics Division.
In this role you will
Perform and conduct modeling/simulation and/or experiments to generate strong shocks, blast waves, and/or detonations in atmospheric environments.
Assess the effect of strong shock waves on systems of interest, either through computational fluid dynamics, computational structural mechanics, high-explosive based experiments, large-scale shock tubes, or other methods.
Write periodic progress reports, test plans, and other documentation as required and update safety plans/Integration work sheets (IWS) in accordance with experimental needs.
Maintain an awareness of technical literature in assigned areas.
Prepare written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate research results.
Travel as necessary to interact with sponsors and customers.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level
Serve as a technical expert in formal and ad hoc groups assembled to address pressing applications in national security.
Identify new opportunities to investigate shock-physics effects and lead those efforts.
Mentor and help develop staff.
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Science, Physics, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Experience in either computational and/or experimental techniques for fluid mechanics, compressible flows, shock physics, detonations or explosions, impulse and mechanical movements.
Significant experience authoring technical and scientific reports and publications and delivering scientific presentations.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.
Ability to travel.
Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level
Significant experience developing research proposals.
Experience working with large-scale and high-fidelity computational-fluid-dynamics and explosive-physics codes.
Significant experience working with advanced diagnostics for compressible-flow experiments.
Qualifications We Desire
PhD in a physical science or engineering field.
Experience within an NNSA laboratory.
Desire to work and contribute to solving complex problems relevant to national security missions.
Internal Number: 3743990000042218
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