Location: Livermore, CA Category: Post Docs Organization: Engineering Posting Requirement: External w/ US Citizenship Job ID: 103794
Job Code: Post-Dr Research Staff 1 (PDS.1)
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For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.
We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member to conduct original and independent research in Reduced Order Modeling (ROM) in the context of thermal/structural analysis. This involves both generating the ROM and utilizing ROM in a parametric context with either Design Sensitivity Analysis or the Adjoint Method with the goal of integrating into a Multi-Disciplinary Optimization framework. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate.
- Conduct research in one or more of the following areas: reduced order modeling, coupled thermal/structural mechanics, multidisciplinary optimization. - Design, implement, and analyze techniques in one or more of the above areas. - Organize, analyze, and present data from research.
- Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design, and execution of research to address defined problems. - Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory. - Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals. - Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences seminars and/or technical meetings. - Perform other duties as assigned.
- Recent PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field. - Experience with one or more of the following areas: non-linear structural and thermal finite element methods, modal analysis, optimization. - Demonstrated ability as an innovative researcher with a broad range of experience in theoretical methods, development of corresponding numerical techniques, and implementation. - Demonstrated ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature. - Demonstrated proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a
team environment and present and explain technical information. - Demonstrated initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
- Experience in developing and running massively parallel codes (MPI), and familiarity with software development in collaborative, multidisciplinary environments. - Experience with the application of FEA in the context of systems engineering. - Experience using large-scale codes to provide detailed simulation studies for verification and validation (V&V) analysis of algorithms and integrated codes and experience in the development of the V&V and Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) methodology.
Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.
Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.
If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.
Note: This is a one-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.
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, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Internal Number: 103794
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