Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - JRID48106

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
August 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
August 14, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Human Resources
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Job Announcement Text: 

AX division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to advance meshfree modeling capabilities in computational fluid and solid dynamics, with application to modeling the response of hazardous asteroids to mitigation efforts.  This appointment is for one year with possible extension to a maximum of three years.  The requirements of this position include:

1.  Collaborate in the development of computational fluid dynamics algorithms such as ASPH (Adaptive Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics).  Potential areas of emphasis are:
    - material modeling, particularly damage and failure of rocky materials;
    - meshfree algorithm development such as extensions of ASPH, reproducing kernel methods, hybrid models employing the Voronoi tessellation, etc.

2.  Collaborate with a group of researchers at LLNL in the application of these computational models toward understand different approaches to diverting hazardous asteroids, such as kinetic impactors and energy deposition from a nuclear device.

3.  Document and present these studies internally to LLNL and externally to the larger scientific community via presentations and journal articles.

4.  Pursue independent complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.

5.  The ability to acquire a DOE Q clearance is required for this position, which requires a US citizenship.

The successful candidate will collaborate with experts in these subject areas and have access to LLNL's world class computational resources.  LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested candidates should apply online at for posting number 12015.

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