The Plasma Dynamics Computational Laboratory in the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work in computational plasma physics. The position is primarily in numerical simulations of high-energy-density laboratory and astrophysical plasmas with the possibility of secondary applications in other areas of plasma physics. Please refer to the link: https://www.aoe.vt.edu/people/faculty/srinivasan/personal-page.html for more information on the work being performed in this group. The selected candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team with members from universities and national laboratories to solve important problems for the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The position is at the university’s main campus in Blacksburg, VA. Opportunities for teaching and service-related activities are available to successful candidates.
Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and list of 3 professional references to jobs.vt.edu. Apply to posting #SR0190022. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.
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An earned doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related discipline;
Experience with conducting research in computational plasma physics
Experience with high-order numerical discretization schemes
Expertise with programming languages such as C/C++/Python/Fortran or similar
Ability to work effectively in a team
Strong communication skills
Experience with the discontinuous Galerkin method
Expertise with kinetic and multi-fluid plasma models
Expertise with continuum kinetic (direct discretization of Vlasov-Poisson / Vlasov-Maxwell) equations
Experience with high performance computing on large-scale supercomputers
Internal Number: 94306
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