Computational Fluid Dynamics Postdoctoral Fellow

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Publish Date: 
Friday, November 18, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in collaboration with the University of
Connecticut and the Naval Research Laboratory, is seeking one Postdoctoral Fellow to lead a project studying type Ia
supernovae, incorporating newly-developed first-principles turbulently-driven detonation initiation models into three-
dimensional full-star hydrodynamical simulations. All applicants should have strong high-performance computational
skills. Knowledge of nuclear astrophysics, and experience with hydrodynamical models, turbulence modeling, nuclear
networks, and radiative transfer on high-performance computers is a plus.

The position is funded by a NASA collaborative study led by Drs. Robert Fisher (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth -
UMassD), Alexei Poludnenko (University of Connecticut - UConn), and Vadim Gamezo (Naval Research Laboratory -
NRL), and will engage the fellow with cross-disciplinary research connecting the small-scale properties of turbulence and
detonation initiation with full-star simulations, as well as the predicted nucleosynthetic and spectral signatures of their
thermonuclear transients. The fellow will also interact with faculty, graduate students, and scientists at UMassD, UConn,
and NRL.

The position, contingent upon award, has an annual salary of $50k with benefits, and funding for travel to scientific
meetings. The successful candidate could begin as soon as possible. The position will be administered through an annual
contract with NASA. The initial appointment will be for one year, and funds will be available to renew the contract through
a second and third year conditional on performance.

For more information about this position, qualifications, program contacts, and how to apply, please navigate to our
website at UMass Careers.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 16, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 16, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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