Research Staff in Exascale Simulation of Reacting Flow Systems

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Sandia National Laboratories
Architecture, Development, Environmental, Hardware, HTTP, Mechanical, Mechanical Engineer, Modeling, Programming, Python, Research, Scientific, Security, Simulation
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

What Your Job Will Be Like

We seek to hire a staff researcher (R&D Mechanical Engineer) with experience in high-performance numerical simulations of reacting flows as well as programming methods for effectively using DOE Leadership Class Supercomputers.

On any given day, you will:

* Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop software for parallel direct numerical simulation and hybrid direct numerical simulation and large-eddy simulation of turbulent reacting flows coupled with fuel spray, soot formation and oxidation, and thermal radiation over nontrivial geometry on exascale computing platforms.
* Collaborate with other researchers across Sandia, at other national labs, and in academia.

The team's research will result in influential publications in major scientific journals and widespread recognition within the international scientific research community, as well as important contributions to the long-term energy and environmental mission objectives of the U.S. Department of Energy.

To be successful in this role, you have excellent interpersonal skills along with enthusiasm for working as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary research team.

Qualifications We Require

You have the following:

* PhD in engineering, computational sciences, physical sciences, or mathematics, with expertise in high-performance scientific computing, including parallel programming.
* Expertise and research interests in one or more scientific research fields.

Qualifications We Desire

* You have prior research expertise in GPU programming and machine learning as well as a deep understanding of hardware architecture and C++/Python.
* You have research experience in direct numerical simulation, turbulence, combustion, sprays, chemical kinetics, quantum chemistry, and/or uncertainty quantification.
* You have a robust publication record as well as experience with proposal development and research leadership.

About Our Team

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 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 schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

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*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance

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

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. 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, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a DOE security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance must be U.S. citizens. 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.


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.

Company Information

At Sandia, creativity, multidisciplinary thought, and diverse ideas are encouraged. Our unique work requires the collective minds of the nation's top scientists, engineers, and support staff. Each year, Sandians are recognized for developing a range of breakthrough technologies with commercial applications of global importance. Sandia embraces diversity, inclusion, and respect as part of our organizational culture. We value individual differences, and we believe that our success depends on the collaborative efforts of a diverse workforce. We also strive to meet the highest standards in workforce fulfillment, safety, security, fiscal accountability, and environmental responsibility.