Hypersonic Transition and Turbulence Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7091269 (Ref:680044)

Posted: December 14, 2021

Job Description

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. : Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700. : Are you passionate about your work and dream of using state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation’s security! We are seeking a self-directed, results focused Postdoctoral Appointee to support research and development efforts related to laminar to turbulent boundary layer transition for hypersonic applications. You will perform research, large dataset analyses, and application of boundary layer transition analysis techniques to improve understanding of hypersonic transition and turbulence. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Research, develop, and apply boundary layer stability analysis methods, including Input/Output methods, to predict boundary layer transition for hypersonic applications. + Perform high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics analyses on transitional and turbulent flows for hypersonic vehicles. + Analyze large datasets from direct numerical simulations of hypersonic boundary layer transition and turbulence to determine relevant parameters for RANS turbulence models. + Implement model improvements in a RANS CFD solver and evaluate model effectiveness Join our team and achieve your goals while making a difference!

Required:
+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in the aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field (with concentration in fluid dynamics) + Analysis experience with boundary layer transition modeling (Input-Output, Stability analysis, DNS, or similar) for compressible high Reynolds number flows + Code development experience in a high-level programming language like C++ or FORTRAN for advanced scientific software (CFD, FEA, etc.) on massively parallel computing clusters + You have good communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences + Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance

Desired:
+ Experience in reduced-order model development and application + Experience with Matlab, scripting languages, and grid generation software + Experience with code and solution verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification + Experience working with a diverse team

Department Description:

The Aerosciences Department offers challenging and important work relating to national security in R&D and technology applications in aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, compressible fluid mechanics, and flight dynamics. Our primary mission supports U.S. Department of Energy Defense Programs, and aerosciences projects funded through the U.S. Department of Defense, DARPA, NASA, and industry. Our projects span the Mach number range from subsonic through hypersonic and involve systems ranging from aircraft released ordinance to reentry systems and rocket systems. Technical activities include experimental, analytical, and computational efforts plus support of flight test activities, both pre-flight/post-flight analyses and field test operations. The Aerosciences Department maintains a strong balance of research and development activities and works synergistically with other organizations at Sandia to meet current and future customer needs.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include; 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + Generous vacations, strong medical 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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. 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. 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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. : 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. Employees must remain in their current position for one year before applying for a new position, with the exception of student interns. Application of this requirement will not supersede collective bargaining agreements. See collective bargaining labor agreements for represented bidder eligibility requirements for represented employees. Job ID: 680044

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.


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