: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to support research and development efforts related to thermal protection systems \(TPS\) in hypersonic flight, particularly application of microscale modeling to the multiple physics involved in the ablation of a TPS material\. Opportunities also exist to collaborate in research spanning multiple disciplines, including heat transport, multi\-material mechanical deformation, microscale/mesoscale modeling, and aerosciences\. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: + Research, development, and computational analysis on the coupled fluid\-thermal\-mechanical response of thermal protection systems for hypersonic flight\.+ Development and application of methodologies for simulating the unsteady mechanical and thermal loading of thermal protection systems and response in hypersonic environments+ Contributing to the development of state\-of\-the\-art microscale/mesoscale multi\-physics simulation capabilities\.+ Contributing to the development of future, high fidelity, state\-of\-the\-art analysis capabilities for describing reactive gas\-dynamic heating of flight vehicle surfaces under a broad range of Mach, Reynolds, and Knudsen numbers Required: + PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, or other related engineering or natural science field+ Experience with multi\-physics computational modeling, simulation, and numerical discretization techniques \(finite element method preferred\)+ Experience with microscale/mesoscale materials response to complex environments+ Proficiency with the Linux operating system and experience with a high\-level programming language such as FORTRAN, C, or C\+\++ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance Desired: + Experience with Matlab, Python, scripting languages and grid generation software+ Experience with thermal protection systems+ Experience with modeling composite materials at the microscale/mesoscale+ Experience solving hypersonic flows, particularly, methods for predicting mechanical and thermal loading and response+ Experienced with advanced codes \(CFD, FEA, etc\.\) on massively parallel computing clusters+ Experience with code and solution verification for systems of partial differential equations+ Software development experience, including working with development teams using object\-oriented frameworks would be valuable+ Thorough knowledge of and applied experience with scientific and engineering methods and with discipline's standards for the ethical conduct of research+ Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to interact well with fellow technical workers with diverse technical backgrounds Department Description: The Aerosciences Department offers challenging and important work relating to national security in R&D and technology applications in aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, compressible fluid mechanics, and flight dynamics\. Our primary mission supports U\.S\. Department of Energy Defense Programs, and aerosciences projects funded through the U\.S\. Department of Defense, DARPA, NASA, and industry\. Our projects span the Mach number range from subsonic through hypersonic and involve systems ranging from aircraft released ordinance to reentry systems and rocket systems\. Technical activities include experimental, analytical, and computational efforts plus support of flight test activities, both pre\-flight/post\-flight analyses and field test operations\. The Aerosciences Department maintains a strong balance of research and development activities and works synergistically with other organizations at Sandia to meet current and future customer needs\. 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 withamazingimpact 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,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT : This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years\. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment\. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance\.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, bio...technology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for a Manager for the Semiconductor Device Sciences Department for the Albuquerque facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.
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