Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. We are currently seeking a motivated Computational Physicist to join our Lagrangian Codes group (XCP-1). In this role, you will assist in developing and maintaining large scale, massively parallel Multiphysics codes. Candidates will be hired at a Scientist Level 2 or Level 3 position, depending on experience.
Researching and developing applied physics and engineering models
Implementing methods into production codes
Testing and validating methods and educating users as they adopt these methods
Mentoring junior staff, students and post-doctoral colleagues
Bachelor's degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university (Scientist 2); Master’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university (Scientist 3)
4 years of related experience (Scientist 2); 6 years of related experience (Scientist 3)
Professional experience in one or more of the following areas: computational fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, materials science, radiation hydrodynamics, plasma physics, turbulence, high explosives and/or nuclear physics and engineering
Knowledge and/or experience or development of multi-physics scientific codes, including software engineering practices and user support
Demonstrated proficiency with FORTRAN, C and/or C++
Demonstrated scientific productivity through publications and presentations
Candidates at the Scientist 3 level must have multiple years of demonstrated experience on code development that has delivered software to users
Experience in a high-performance computing (HPC) environment with MPI and UNIX
Experience with Lagrangian or Arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) hydrodynamics and other physics (or multi-physics) in that context
Experience developing codes on high-performance and heterogeneous architectures, such as GPUs and/or ARM processors
Demonstrated impact on programmatic deliverables for the nuclear weapons program
Active Q clearance is strongly preferred
Preference may be given for a PhD in physics, engineering or applied mathematics, or related field
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