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[DEM] PhD Student Internship Opportunity at Idaho National Lab

Work Location:  Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States.

Duration: about three months (with financial support of temporatory living in Idaho Falls); starting from May 2018.

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking PhD student internship applicants for DEM particle mechanics simualtions for engineering-type applications & research.

Preferred Qualifications: 

* Numerical methods: research experience in the discrete element method (DEM) and/or other coarse-grained particle mechanics modeling methods.

* Familiarity with LAMMPS and especially LIGGGHTS as a user is a significant plus.

* Computer programming: proficiency in C/C++, familiarity of Linux/UNIX environment, and basic user experience of HPC clusters.

* Teamwork and communication: ability and willingness to work closely and communicate effectively with in a group of modeling and experimental scientists.

* Technical writing and presentation: a track record in technical abstracts, conference proceedings/presentations, and/or journal articles, if any.

Contact Dr. Yidong Xia ( for questions.

Applications should be submitted online at < This is a portal for all modeling & simulation related intern applicants; please mention Dr. Yidong Xia in the application, so your submission will be directed to him for review. 

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