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Postdoctoral Appointee in Computation & Analysis of Chemical Kinetic Systems

Livermore, CA 94550

This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.


**Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nations security?**

We are seeking a postdoctoral appointee who is a creative problem solver with fundamental knowledge in modeling and mathematical analysis of chemical kinetic systems. The project you will be working on targets massively parallel computational modeling and analysis of gas phase and gas/solid catalytic systems. It involves research work in close collaboration with computational research staff, employing C++ software in heterogenous CPU-GPU computing environments, with active contribution to the development of advanced open-source codes for chemical kinetic modeling and chemical mechanism analysis, benchmarking and optimization of code performance on different heterogeneous hardware, and the use of these codes in computational studies of hydrocarbon chemistry in catalytic systems.

Your role will span across two departments, whose work is primarily funded under the DOE Office of Science and addresses fundamental experimental and numerical problems, mostly in the areas of gas phase and gas-surface reaction systems and uncertainty quantification.


You have the following:

+ PhD in a field of chemical/physical sciences or engineering
+ Experience in C++ software development and in computational science.


You also have one, or more, of the following:

+ Experience in C++ and Kokkos on heterogeneous architectures.
+ Experience in open source software project development.
+ Knowledge of gas-phase and catalytic chemistry.
+ Experience in performing collaborative research.
+ Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Department Description:

The Reacting Flow Research (8351) performs experimental and computational modeling studies of reacting flow phenomena relevant to combustion processes.

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*

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*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

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

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. 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, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-08-28 Expires: 2019-10-30

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