The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
19 days old

Computational Plasma Developer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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The Electromagnetic Theory Department is seeking a candidate with a background in numerical modeling of non\-equilibrium flows and plasmas, including experience in developing collisional particle methods such as PIC\-DSMC\. Experience is desired in both the development of computational simulation codes and simulation of plasmas in regimes such as breakdown, pulsed power applications, and systems effects in ionizing\-radiation environments\. The candidate will work on a broad variety of projects associated with Sandia Laboratories Nuclear Weapons Science and Technology programs including, but not limited to, development of plasma software and its application to electrical breakdown and radiation generation and effects\. The candidate will need to team with other developers, analysts, and experimentalists\. Candidates who are both willing to develop expertise in different areas of plasma physics and electromagnetics and who work well in team environments are desired\.


+ BS and PhD degree in electrical engineering, physics or closely\-related discipline, with a specialization in code development and numerical simulation of non\-equilibrium flows

+ Strong mathematical and simulation background with good knowledge and experience in low temperature plasma analysis

+ Publications or presentations demonstrating experience with developing or using numerical simulations to better understand plasma discharge phenomenon

+ Experience in data analysis and post\-processing

+ Experience with modern High\-Performance Computing architectures and execution


+ Experience programming in scripting \(shell, python, etc\.\) and C\+\+

+ Demonstrated ability to work with others and contribute to a team effort

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Willingness to develop expertise in different areas of electromagnetic and/or plasma physics

+ Willingness to be flexible in job assignments

Department Description:

The Electromagnetic Theory department \(1352\) is engaged in the development of advanced theory, modeling, simulation and analysis techniques for use across a broad spectrum of electromagnetic and plasma\-physics environments\. Capabilities developed in the Electromagnetic Theory department support long\-term research in electromagnetics, plasma physics, pulsed\-power sciences, and also enable the near\-term delivery of toolsets and high\-fidelity analysis that can be used for addressing the wide array of SNL mission needs\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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 drug testing, and 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


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