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UEDGE Edge Modeling Code Physicist (NWS 00487)

Company: North Wind Group
Location: Livermore
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Job Description:

North Wind Services, is actively seeking individuals who can contribute to national security within the science, technology, and engineering fields as part of our supplemental labor team at vital federal research and development installations supporting the Department of Energy. NWS has an established history of contributing to the success of their customer's mission. Available employment opportunities may range from administrative and logistical support to advanced technical positions. Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy. Successful candidates will be employees of NWS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly-motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance the missions of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA. Though employed by NWS, the employee will take day-to-day direction from technical personnel employed directly by the research laboratories. Pay, benefits, Human Resource, and Employment Management functions are provided by NWS. The Physical Life Sciences Department has an opening for a UEDGE Edge Modeling Code Physicist. The UEDGE boundary code is a key component of our LLNL work for DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences as we use it to compare with experimental data and to guide the design of future experiments and devices. Essential Duties -Provide guidance to staff on use of UEDGE code in various use cases, plasma configurations, and plasma conditions; particularly with full cross-field particle drifts.
-Provide UEDGE converged solutions for prescribed inputs.
-Guide the use of the UEDGE grid generator to construct computational grids for new plasma configurations.
-Advise on detailed code modifications and improvements.
-Perform all other job duties as assigned.
Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
-Detailed (at the code line level) knowledge of the UEDGE fluid code, overall code structure, and computational algorithms. Detailed knowledge of the atomic physics packages used in UEDGE.
-Detailed knowledge of the UEDGE computational grid code architecture and demonstrated experience in obtaining UEDGE grids that facilitate converged solutions with full particle drifts.
-Experience with obtaining converged UEDGE solutions with full particle drifts in fusion-relevant plasmas.
Special Requirements
Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required. Pre-employment drug test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post offer, pre-employment drug test.
North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline 1-208-528-8714 for assistance.
North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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