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R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineer (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories

Livermore, CA
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  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Job ID: 657256
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Livermore, CA
Job Title:R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineer (Experienced)


We seek to hire a staff researcher who will develop software for parallel direct numerical simulation (DNS) and hybrid DNS and large-eddy simulation (LES) of turbulent reacting flows coupled with fuel spray, soot formation, and thermal radiation over nontrivial geometry on exascale computing platforms. The staff member will work with a multi-disciplinary team of computer scientists, applied mathematicians and computational engineers in turbulent reactive flows both within Sandia and with external collaborators at national labs, universities, and high performance computing (HPC) vendors. Research success is expected to result in cutting-edge DNS and hybrid DNS/LES software treating multi-physics with complex chemical kinetics and transport models. The staff must be able to demonstrate scalable, extensible and performance portable software running on exascale heterogeneous architectures. It is expected that research results will be disseminated through impactful publications in major scientific journals and at relevant computer science conferences. The staff is expected to actively seek opportunities to extend existing HPC capabilities at the Lab as it pertains to the energy and information sciences missions, and to receive widespread recognition within the international scientific research community, as well as make relevant contributions to the long-term energy, environmental and high performance computing mission objectives of Sandia and the U.S. Department of Energy.


This position requires a PhD in engineering, computational sciences, physical sciences, or mathematics, with expertise in high-fidelity simulation of turbulent combustion and high-performance scientific computing. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a research team are also required.


A strong background in numerical methods for adaptive mesh refinement and spray, soot, and radiation modeling is desirable.

Experimental and computational modeling studies of reacting flow phenomena relevant to combustion processes.

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:

No clearance required.

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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