Computational Scientist

Idaho National Laboratory Idaho Falls , ID 83405

Posted 6 days ago

Job Information

Job Title: Computational Scientist

Grade: 190/210

Org: Computational Frameworks

Contact: Jacob.Bastow@inl.gov

Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80 Schedule)

Mission/Vision Statement

Leading Nuclear Energy and Research Technology

Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

Responsibilities

The Computational Frameworks department within the Nuclear Science & Technology directorate of the Idaho National Laboratory is seeking a Computational Scientist to join it's talented team of professionals.

This position requires appreciable knowledge of computational science, scientific computing, and numerical methods for models, including incompressible flow, compressible flow, and two-phase flow. The incumbent will have knowledge and expertise in nuclear power plant thermal hydraulics and systems analysis. Duties of the position will require the incumbent to quickly learn the C and Python programming languages, programming various spatial discretization techniques, parallel computing, and the development of complex scientific software for the coupled solution of systems of PDEs.

Further, the incumbent will have formal education and experience in one or more of the following areas: (1) computational science/math involving solutions of multi-physics problems, nonlinear solvers, and preconditioning, (2) discretization of PDE systems, finite element methods, discontinuous Galerkin methods, and/or (3) numerical methods such as multi-physics coupling strategies, multi-scale methods, and high order time integration.

Being a strong asset to the MOOSE team and working effectively both in isolation and as a member of the team are expected in this role. You must have the ability to take direction from other team members and peers and also provide input in a constructive manner to others while maintaining a positive and professional relationship with all, even while under pressure and tight deadlines. Extensive documentation of work is expected, which typically entails authorship of technical reports and research papers for refereed journals and proceedings.

Requirements

Requirements for this Position include the following:

  • A Ph.D. in computational science, mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, or a closely related field and 0-2 of relevant experience is required.

  • Must possess directly relevant experience in one or more of the required skill areas above. This experience may be in the form of postgraduate work, publication of refereed journal articles, or equivalent.

  • This position is subject to export control restrictions per the Department of Energy (DOE). For this reason, you must be either a US Citizen or a US Green Card holder to qualify for the job. However, the DOE and INL will review and approve the selected candidate post offer acceptance.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills are required.

  • Experience with numerical methods and the development of advanced mathematical software.

  • Must have appreciable knowledge of numerical analysis, computational science, scientific computing and scientific software engineering.

  • Candidate will be required to demonstrate a high level of theoretical knowledge and familiarity of the PETSc mathematical and the LibMesh finite element libraries.

  • Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.

Desired skills include:

  • In-depth knowledge of developing discretizations of coupled PDE systems using the finite element method.

  • Significant experience with massively parallel systems and modern nonlinear solution methods such as preconditioned Jacobian-free Newton Krylov and algebraic multi-grid methods.

Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see www.sss.gov.

Employee Job Functions

Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.

Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities - fine motor control (hands); repetitive, intermittent work

Special Senses - visually demanding work; near vision; speech discrimination

Work Conditions - stairs; typing/keyboard; working alone; working >8 hours/day

Please Apply Before:

March 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Environmental, Safety and Health Statement

Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.

Other Information

When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

INL Overview

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

The Idaho Falls Area

Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit www.visitidahofalls.com and www.visitidaho.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



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