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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 13:00
Postdoctoral Researcher- Computational Mechanics/Engineering Simulation Tools
Livermore, CA
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Science and Technology on a Mission!

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 multiple openings for a Postdoctoral Mechanics Code Developer. The Methods Development Group (MDG) supports and maintains a set of engineering simulation tools used on high-performance computers to design and assess nonlinear mechanical and structural systems. These positions are in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Conduct research in and development of one or more of the following areas: create or identify state-of-the-art computational mechanics algorithms that extend modeling capabilities, establish expertise in using one or more finite element based simulation tools such as ParaDyn or Diablo, evaluate algorithms for current and future problem classes, developing a body of experience with which to guide users and establish strategies for future improvements.
- 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 Computational Engineering or Science discipline or related field.
- Experience with one or more of the following areas: advanced spatial discretization for large deformation response, advanced representations of nonlinear response for metals or other material classes, coupled multi-physics simulation, including fluid-structural interaction.
- Demonstrated ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
- 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.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience with software implementations on parallel systems.
- Exposure to commercial tools for nonlinear solid and structural mechanics.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Fortran or C/C++ programming.
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Bill Cannan
30 days