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Applied Mechanics/Physics - Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have multiple openings for Postdoctoral Researchers to pursue fundamental and applied research in areas of materials science and constitutive modeling. Our mission encompasses aspects of computational and theoretical physics associated with understanding wave propagation and the response of mechanically loaded granular and/or heterogeneous materials. You will work with a team of experienced scientists to design and analyze simulations and experiments to assess the mathematical forms describing the constitutive response of these materials. This position is in the Computational Geosciences Group of the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division.

In this role you will

  • Apply requisite computer software for simulation of experiments or for virtual data generation.
  • Assess state-of-the-art constitutive models through comparison with experimental data.
  • Setup, perform and analyze large-scale simulations on HPC platforms using multiphysics codes with coupled physics packages which may include; hydrodynamics, material strength, radiation transport, CFD, and multiphase flows.
  • Independently develop, assess, and provide in-depth analysis of the complex response of materials under various loading conditions.
  • Author or co-author peer-reviewed journal articles, reports, and scientific presentations to internal and external customers.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a scientific team and interact with scientists and engineers to design and implement creative solutions to challenging research problems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • PhD in physics, engineering, applied mathematics, or closely related field.
  • Record of completing outstanding research in relevant areas of physics and engineering.
  • Experience leading independent work conducting applied physics research.
  • Experience developing unique solutions for technical objectives.
  • Knowledge of Unix-like operating systems, computational tools and languages (including C/C++ and scripting languages).
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Initiative, interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience developing and implementing computational algorithms.
  • Experience with algorithmic development of continuum models for solid mechanics.
  • Experience developing and implementing new constitutive models and/or algorithms.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

Position Information

This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.

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Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

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Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.


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We have multiple openings for Postdoctoral Researchers to pursue fundamental and applied research in areas of materials science and constitutive modeling. Our mission encompasses aspects of computational and theoretical physics associated with understanding wave propagation and the response of mechanically loaded granular and/or heterogeneous materials. You will work with a team of experienced scientists to design and analyze simulations and experiments to assess the mathematical forms describing the constitutive response of these materials. This position is in the Computational Geosciences Group of the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division.

In this role you will

  • Apply requisite computer software for simulation of experiments or for virtual data generation.
  • Assess state-of-the-art constitutive models through comparison with experimental data.
  • Setup, perform and analyze large-scale simulations on HPC platforms using multiphysics codes with coupled physics packages which may include; hydrodynamics, material strength, radiation transport, CFD, and multiphase flows.
  • Independently develop, assess, and provide in-depth analysis of the complex response of materials under various loading conditions.
  • Author or co-author peer-reviewed journal articles, reports, and scientific presentations to internal and external customers.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a scientific team and interact with scientists and engineers to design and implement creative solutions to challenging research problems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
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  • PhD in physics, engineering, applied mathematics, or closely related field.
  • Record of completing outstanding research in relevant areas of physics and engineering.
  • Experience leading independent work conducting applied physics research.
  • Experience developing unique solutions for technical objectives.
  • Knowledge of Unix-like operating systems, computational tools and languages (including C/C++ and scripting languages).
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Initiative, interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience developing and implementing computational algorithms.
  • Experience with algorithmic development of continuum models for solid mechanics.
  • Experience developing and implementing new constitutive models and/or algorithms.

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Posted: 2022-03-17 Expires: 2022-07-09

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