High Explosive and Equation of State Modeling Postdoc

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, August 27, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 24, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. Seeking a High Explosive and Equation of State Modeling Postdoc to join our Eulerian Codes and Fluid Dynamics Groups. Help push the limits of high explosives (HE) modeling, while focusing on the complexities of equations of state capabilities in multi-physics hydrodynamics codes, through cross-code comparisons, validation with experimental data or verification with analytical solutions.


Assess constraints placed on EOS models by hydrodynamics algorithms and establish various metrics for both thermodynamic consistency high performance. High Explosive and Equation of State Modeling Postdoc examines the fidelity of a variety of multi-material models to assess their computational efficiency, robustness and physical applicability and explores “Next generation burn models” which account for microstructural behavior of materials at the mesoscale.


PhD in physics, engineering, mathematics or related field

Experience in classical thermodynamics, continuum/fluid mechanics and programming languages such as Python, C/C++, Fortran, etc. or software such as Matlab, Mathematics, etc.

Demonstrated interpersonal skills 

Expertise in physics or engineering through peer-reviewed publications and technical presentations

Ability to obtain a DOE Q Clearance, which typically requires US citizenship


Los Alamos National Laboratory is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and achievement. It’s one of the reasons we attract world-class talent who contribute greatly to our outstanding culture. Professional development, work/life balance and a diverse and inclusive team foster lasting career satisfaction. 

Apply now: lanl.jobs, search IRC85627


Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 24, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, September 24, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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