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Nuclear Thermal Fluid Systems Research Postdoctoral Research Associate

Company: idaho national laboratory
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Description INL Mission: Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. INL Vision: Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure. Learn more about Nuclear Reactor Systems Research--(CLICK Links Below) Position Description The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a well-qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the Thermal Fluid Systems Methods and Analysis Department. This postdoctoral researcher will focus on developing (a) solver capabilities for molten salt and liquid metal reactors and (2) improvements to our current fluid surface interaction methodology.-- The candidate is expected to be a strong asset to our research and development team, which consists of analysts and developers for the RELAP5-3D system code and openFOAM/STAR-CCM+ CFD codes. The candidate must work well in a team environment and be effective when working alone. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and take initiative, but will also incorporate direction from team members.-- This position requires presentation of research results to INL departments/programs and writing scientific manuscripts for journal publication and technical conferences and meetings.-- Qualifications Required:-- PhD in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or similar field with a focus on computational fluid dynamics, received within the previous 5 years -- Experience with numerical methods, and modeling and simulation tools for turbulent and/or high-speed flows using large-eddy or direct numerical simulation techniques.-- Experience with Python, C++, and/or Fortran95 programming.-- Experience with multiphase CFD, commercial and open source CFD codes requiring user-defined function development and use, and complex mesh generation-- Excellent communication (oral and written) skills in English-- Demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams-- Desired Skills Experience with CFD applied to commercial nuclear reactors-- Experience with CFD modeling of liquid metal, molten salts, and non-water fluids-- Experience with developing CFD solvers-- Experience with turbulence modeling-- Knowledge and experience with massively-parallel algorithm development and high-performance computing.-- Experience with verification and validation methods-- Publications in the areas of CFD development or fluid mechanics.-- Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment. Equal Employment Opportunity: Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. COVID Safety Protocols: As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.--If safety protocols evolve to include mandatory vaccinations, Idaho National Laboratory will require compliance with such vaccine mandates subject to applicable protections under State and Federal Law. Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID - 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. Reasonable Accommodation: We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. INL Overview: Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is changing the world's energy future and securing our infrastructure! Join us - innovate the future! INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions. Benefits, Salary, and Relocation: We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit:-- .--. The Idaho Falls Area

Keywords: idaho national laboratory, Idaho Falls , Nuclear Thermal Fluid Systems Research Postdoctoral Research Associate, Other , Idaho Falls, Idaho

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