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Research Position in Computational Mechanics at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA

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Job Details
A full-time position is available at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California for an applied mechanics engineer with a strong background in computational solid mechanics, numerical methods and constitutive model development.
The work will support our current projects in the areas of environmental effects, continuum plasticity, and the micromechanics of failure. The engineer will be expected to develop and implement advanced models into both open-source research and proprietary production computer codes for  high-performance computing simulations. In addition, the successful candidate will collaborate with structural analysts to apply these models to Sandia applications.
A PhD in applied mechanics or a related field is required for this position. Candidates must have significant experience in the numerical aspects of the finite element method and constitutive model development.
The following qualifications are also required: (1) strong communication skills; (2) the ability to function in a team environment with other developers, analysts, and department customers; (3) the demonstrated ability to publish in technical journals; and (4) proficient programming skills.
Desired qualifications include (1) knowledge of materials science; (2) experience in modifying the fundamental components of the finite element method in computer codes; (3) a background in applied mathematics and numerical analysis; and (4) proficiency in C++ programming.
Department Description
The Mechanics of Materials Department (8246) performs experimental and analytical studies to understand the mechanical behavior of materials. Our experimental work covers the entire discovery-characterization-validation spectrum. Motivated by observations, we develop models to simulate material responses under various loading and environmental conditions.
The fidelity of our models and simulations varies from atomic to continuum scales. Our experimental capabilities include characterizing materials over a wide range of temperatures and strain rates, developing micro- and nanoscale strain and displacement diagnostics, and testing subsystems to support model validations. In addition, we develop numerical methodologies so that our material models can be implemented in high-performance computing simulations.
More Information and How to Apply
Go to the Sandia Careers web site and search for Job ID 636444 at this URL:

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