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Postdoctoral Associate

The University of Notre Dame, Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM), is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the postdoctoral associate position in the area of computational mechanics/physics with emphasis on chemically reactive solids. C-SWARM is center of excellence established by National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) whose primary focus is on the emerging field of predictive science. The main mission of C-SWARM is to predict shock conditions under which new materials can be synthesized using predictive computational models that are verified and validated with quantified uncertainty on future high-performance Exascale computer platforms.

The successful candidates will be a key part of a team that is developing and implementing adaptive, multiscale, high-performance (parallel) computational algorithms for numerical solutions of chemo-thermo-mechanical PDE’s with emphasis on complex heterogeneous materials, such as heterogeneous reactive composites, etc.


·   Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Physics or related engineering or science discipline

·   Knowledge of computational nonlinear solid/fluid mechanics and/or chemical kinetics and solid-solid phase transformations

·   Knowledge of numerical methods for solution of nonlinear PDEs

·   Knowledge of C/C++ and UNIX operating system is required

·   Experience in parallel programming

Close Date:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Interested applicants should send a CV with a cover letter, names of at least three references, and a summary of recent work. All applications should be submitted electronically (paperless process) as a single PDF document to:

Gail Small

C-SWARM Administrative Coordinator

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

University of Notre Dame

117M Cushing Hall

Notre Dame, IN 46556


The University of Notre Dame is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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