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Job Record #16923
TitleComputational Scientist in Fluid Dynamics
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerSTFC Daresbury Laboratory, Scientific Computing Department
LocationUnited Kingdom, Cheshire, Warrington
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateSunday, January 31, 2021
Fixed Term (3 Years)
Are you interested in tackling global challenges using Computational Fluid Dynamics and modern supercomputers? Do you believe modelling and simulation can aid understanding of low-carbon technologies? If so, the Computational Engineering Group at Daresbury Laboratory currently have an opportunity for a computational scientist with knowledge and experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Ideally, the person will also have experience in high-performance computing (HPC). The successful candidate will join a team of 14 domain researchers and have the opportunity to lead and contribute to a variety of projects that cover fundamental turbulence, high-speed flow, rarefied gas dynamics, microfluidics and nuclear engineering through to a range of Multiphysics applications. We work extensively with open-source CFD software (examples include Code_Saturne and OpenFOAM) as well as particle-based approaches including discrete element method (DEM), lattice Boltzmann method (LBM), direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC), and smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH). The current position is particularly suitable for somebody with a broad interest in CFD and advanced HPC applications, including GPU acceleration and the current push towards exascale computing platforms. Ideally, the candidate will bring complementary application skills to the Group and experience in plasma physics or multiphase flow are of particular interest. In all cases, the candidate will be expected to lead collaborations with a range of project partners, including industrial and academic researchers, and present results in peer-reviewed journals and major conferences. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Advance the mathematical theory and algorithms of both in-house and open-source applications.
  • Lead the development of mathematical models for CFD and hydrodynamic applications, including code-coupling for Multiphysics and multiscale problems.
  • Facilitate new scientific research through adapting and enhancing simulation software.
  • Performing ‘proof of principle’ HPC calculations to establish and demonstrate new capabilities.
  • Lead and develop new research opportunities with internal and external partners.
  • Prepare, write and submit technical reports and scientific papers for peer-reviewed publication.
Initial work will focus on Multiphysics code-coupling applications that can target the next generation of supercomputers and scientific challenges associated with exascale computing. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively with a range of STFC staff and stakeholders. You may also be required to interact with PhD students and postdoctoral researchers and assist, where applicable, in supervising and mentoring their development. Ideally, you will hold, or be about to finish, a doctorate degree or equivalent in a relevant technical subject (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering etc.). We will also consider degree-level candidates with relevant postgraduate experience. Candidates with a good knowledge of fluid dynamics, partial differential equations, or parallel methods are welcome to apply and the post may be particularly suitable to researchers with appropriate experience in cognate fields such as Physics, Applied Mathematics or Mechanical, Chemical and Aerospace Engineering. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2021.
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NameRecruitment Manager
Email ApplicationNo
AddressSTFC Daresbury Laboratory
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