Senior Computational Physicist
Company: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Posted on: January 18, 2023
Mid-Senior Level - Full-time
Physical Life Sciences - livermore, CA - 01/10/2023
Reference #: REF3957X
Job Code: SES.4 Science & Engineering MTS 4
Organization: Weapons and Complex Integ
Position Type: Career Indefinite
Security Clearance: Anticipated DOE Q clearance (requires U.S.
citizenship and a federal background investigation)
Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this
position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
Medical Exam: Not applicable Apply Now Join us and make YOUR mark
on the World!Are you interested in joining some of the brightest
talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come
join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our
employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas
that make our world a better place.We are committed to a diverse
and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and
celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas,
experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued
success of the Laboratory's mission.Pay Range$178,410 - $240,384
Annually for the SES.4 levelPlease note that the pay range
information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken
into consideration when setting starting pay including education,
experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.Job
DescriptionWe have openings for Computational Physicists to pursue
challenges relevant to national security in the development of
multi-physics simulation codes. Under consultative direction you
will collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary code development
team in advancing the state of the art in large-scale multi-physics
simulation. The national security mission involves developing
simulation capabilities for Stockpile Stewardship, nuclear
counter-terrorism, conventional weapons, and high energy density
physics experiments. The code development focus is on models and
algorithms for use in high-performance computing on the latest
large-scale parallel computing platforms. You will act as a
scientific/technical leader as part of large projects/programs,
contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas,
-will play a role in attracting and retaining projects, programs,
and funding due to degree of technical expertise. This position is
in the Design Physics Division within the Weapons and Complex
Integration (WCI) Directorate.In this role you will
- Develop algorithms and simulation tools to advance the state of
the art in multi-physics simulation for a large variety of physical
processes in 2D and 3D, where problems are not well defined.
- Independently develop and/or provide in-depth analysis of
physics capabilities in support of a diverse user community using
advanced simulation tools to solve highly complex problems that may
not be well defined.
- Provide advanced technical support, informal training, and
guidance to code users in the application of simulation tools
- Collaborate in the development of simulation tools and
direct/influence the strategy and technical direction of research
activities as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Present and disseminate advanced research results at scientific
conferences and in peer-reviewed publications, in both open and
classified environments, internal and external to LLNL.
- Promote and support plans to promote diversity, equity, and
inclusion within the program.
- Set broad technical strategies and/or direct multi-disciplinary
teams to achieve program goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications
- Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level clearance
which requires U.S. citizenship.
- PhD in one or more of these specialized fields: physics,
mathematics, engineering, or related field or the equivalent
combination of education and related experience.
- Subject matter expert knowledge of highly advanced concepts to
include experience and ability to lead independent work in one or
more science disciplines, such as shock hydrodynamics, fluid
mechanics, material behavior, particle transport, radiation
transport, plasma physics.
- Significant experience evaluating algorithms and methods for
their fitness for a particular task, as well as developing and
implementing new numerical algorithms.
- Significant experience developing and supporting and/or leading
multi-dimensional numerical simulation and demonstrated analytical
and conceptual skills and creativity.
- Advanced programming experience/fluency in Python, FORTRAN, C
and/or C++ and significant experience developing and implementing
algorithms for massively-parallel computer architectures.
- Significant experience working independently and in a
team-research environment effectively.
- Commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion
principles in the workplace.
- Significant experience at the expert level in the development
of principles, theories, concepts, and techniques relevant to
applied physics research and experience converting theory into
models or algorithms appropriate for numerical
simulation.Additional InformationAll your information will be kept
confidential according to EEO guidelines.Position InformationThis
is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external
candidates.Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
- Included in 2022 -Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
- Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)Security
ClearanceThis position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)
Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we -will initiate a Federal
background investigation to determine if you -meet eligibility
requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also,
all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.
Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. -Pre-Employment Drug
TestExternal applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a
post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use
of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal
Contractor.We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed
to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and
harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status,
national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected
veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic
protected by applicable laws.Our goal is to create an accessible
and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and
interviewing at the Laboratory. If you need a reasonable
accommodation during the application or the recruiting process,
please use our online form to submit a request. -The California
Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California
residents. The law also entitles -job applicants, employees, and
non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information
LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can
be accessed here . Operated by the Lawrence Livermore National
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