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Computational Solid Mechanics Research Engineer - Champaign, IL

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Computational Solid Mechanics Research


LLC ( is seeking an outstanding candidate for a computational
science research engineer position (mid-to-experienced), whose primary mission
is to develop, run, validate, and document models in large-scale numerical computational
solid mechanics simulation codes. As a research engineer, you will work in a
variety of computational science areas using state-of-the-art parallel
computational platforms to address outstanding problems in the areas of
computational solid mechanics among others. You will be responsible for developing,
running, validating and documenting a variety of computer simulation models.
The position requires the ability to develop your own code, modify and improve
existing code, critically analyze computational results, document scientific
simulations, experiments and codes and work on large parallel computational

Required Qualifications

B.S. or M.S. in engineering,
physics, or a related field.

Three years or more of directly
applicable experience.

Finite element code development
experience in C/C++ or Fortran 90 beyond the classroom.

Education and experience in
computational solid mechanics.

Demonstrated proficiency in written
and verbal communication.

Located in Champaign/Urbana, IL
area, or willing to relocate. Remote
employment not available.

citizenship or Permanent Residency absolutely required.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in writing proposals
and obtaining funding.

Proficient in both C/C++ and
Fortran 90 and writing MPI-parallel code in either or both.

Working knowledge of
computational fluid dynamics, combustion and/or chemistry

Experience working in a software
development environment with source code management, bug tracking, etc.

Proficiency working on Unix or
Linux operating systems.

Experience with Abaqus or other
commercial solid mechanics simulation tools.

Experience running parallel
simulation codes on cluster computers.


This will be a full-time (40 hours per
week) salaried position with benefits. Salary commensurate with qualifications.
IllinoisRocstar offers health insurance reimbursement, retirement matching,
vacation and paid holiday benefits.


Via e-mail only – in a single pdf file include application letter,
resume, and two PowerPoint slides describing your work experience and technical
interest to


Mark D. Brandyberry

Chief Operating Officer

IllinoisRocstar LLC

About the Company

(, based in Champaign, Illinois, uses the Rocstar Simulation Software suite along with other computational tools to
analyze fluid flows, combustion, materials, structures, and their interactions
while solving engineering and scientific problems for commercial clients and
government agencies. Employing integrated simulation software, the members of
IllinoisRocstar utilize first-principles based physics for high-fidelity
numerical analysis in complex changing geometries. IllinoisRocstar is also
experienced in micromechanics, combustion modeling, and granular material pack
modeling. IllinoisRocstar seeks to commercialize, extend and implement
simulation software, and use these tools in commercial engineering analysis and
as a product line of stand-alone software. 

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