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Postdoctoral Appointee - Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Plasmas
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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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 to join a team pursuing leading edge research in the development and analysis of numerical methods for multi\-fluid plasma models and particle\-in\-cell \(PIC\) models\. This role offers the opportunity to work as part of a multi\-disciplinary team and to thrive in an expanding, fast\-paced technical environment\.

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

+ Perform software development and numerical experimentation
+ Coauthor journal publications and conference presentations\.
+ Travel as required to support ongoing efforts and to attend relevant conferences


+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in mathematics, computer science, engineering, or a related area
+ Experience in finite\-volume and/or discontinuous Galerkin discretizations for nonlinear hyperbolic systems: e\.g\. Euler or magnetohydrodynamics
+ Experience with software development in C\+\+ and experience utilizing software libraries for scientific software development
+ Experience in a collaborative research environment addressing problems comprising diverse application domains
+ Excellent communication skills and evidence of relevant and exceptional research achievements as demonstrated in the form of technical publications, presentations, software tools, and/or knowledge of applications
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance


+ Expertise in finite\-volume and/or discontinuous Galerkin discretizations for nonlinear hyperbolic systems, focusing on stabilization schemes for strong shocks
+ Background and expertise in particle\-in\-cell \(PIC\) methods
+ Background and expertise in computational electromagnetics and in particular plasma physics, and/or multi\-fluid magnetohydrodynamic \(MHD\) systems
+ Background and expertise in large\-scale scientific computation

Department Description:

The Computational Mathematics Department \(01442\) conducts research in computational and applied mathematics motivated by science and engineering applications of interest to Sandia National Laboratories and the U\.S\. Department of Energy\. Members of the department interact and collaborate with a broad range of Sandia and DOE staff and also maintain a research presence in the external professional community by collaborating with universities and industry, publishing peer\-reviewed literature, participating in professional societies, and refereeing and editing for journals\.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

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.