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Postdoctoral Appointee - Combustion DNS
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Job Description


The Reacting Flow Research Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA, seeks a postdoctoral researcher who has a strong background in high\-fidelity direct numerical simulation of combustion and distributed computing on heterogeneous many\-core architectures with deep memory hierarchies and accelerators\. The position is focused in the near\-term on performing DNS of multi\-injection diesel combustion and high\-altitude relight including spray vaporization effects on mixture preparation\.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Utilize a strong background in massively parallel DNS of turbulent multi\-phase reactive flows and expertise with chemical kinetics;
+ Work effectively as part of research team of computational fluids/combustion engineers, computer scientists and applied mathematicians, developing both an in\-house compressible DNS code, S3D\-Legion, and a new suite of adaptive mesh refinement codes, PeleC and PeleLM, that are designed to perform well on leadership\-class petascale supercomputers;
+ Perform research that will result in impactful publications in major scientific journals and widespread recognition within the international scientific research community, as well as relevant contributions to the energy and high\-performance computing missions of the U\.S\. Department of Energy\.


+ PhD in Engineering, Computational Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Applied Mathematics;
+ Expertise in the fields of direct numerical simulation, combustion modeling, and high\-performance scientific computing\.


+ Strong background in turbulence, combustion, sprays, chemical kinetics, numerical algorithms, and computational science;
+ Strong verbal and written communication skills;
+ Ability to work effectively as part of a research team\.

Department Description:

Experimental and computational modeling studies of reacting flow phenomena relevant to combustion processes\.

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: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.

Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.