Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The Continuum Models and Numerical Methods group in the Computational Physics division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking exceptional candidates for a postdoctoral or entry-level scientist appointment in the investigation and modeling of variable density turbulence. The successful candidates will be expected to perform novel and original research to develop existing turbulence models, and/or develop new turbulence RANS, LES, hybrid RANS/LES or related modeling strategies.
XCP-4 is a group of approximately 20 scientists with various technical backgrounds performing leading-edge research in advanced computational methods for multiphysics 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.
Salary Range: $74,000 - $148,300 (Depends on position and experience level)
A Master’s degree in physics, engineering, astrophysics, applied mathematics, computer science, or related field; a doctoral degree in physics, engineering, astrophysics, applied mathematics, computer science, or related field preferred. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred for the Scientist 2 position.
Ability to apply for a DOE Q Clearance within 1 year. Application for a DOE Q clearance usually requires US Citizenship.
Demonstrated record of achievements in turbulence research, modeling or related fields.
Proficiency in a programming language such as Fortran, C/C++, and/or Python.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as evidenced by a strong record of publications and presentations commensurate with experience.
Ability to work productively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
Strong curiosity and motivation to learn and apply new technical concepts in novel ways.
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