Postdoctoral Research Fellow- Physics

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 17, 2021
Mar 25, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Postdoctoral Research Fellow- Physics The George Mason University Department of Physics and Astronomy, within the College of Science, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellow position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Responsibilities: The Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Department of of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a qualified Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a new effort in the field of multi-scale high-yield blast physics. The responsibilities will include: * Development, modification and application of large-scale, production codes to multi-scale high-yield blast physics problems; * Running large-scale problems on super computing platforms; * Interaction with several national teams working on this project; * Attendance of meetings with the aim of briefing other groups and progress and developments; and * Independent compilation of data, results of runs, and writing of progress reports and publications. Required Qualifications: * Completed a PhD in the field of physics or aerospace engineering prior to the first date of the appointment; * Demonstrated working and authorship (i.e. code-writing) experience with large-scale computational fluid dynamics codes; * Solid knowledge of shock physics; * Knowledge of the FORTRAN and C programming languages; * Knowledge and experience with high performance computing platforms; and * US citizenship required in order to be eligible to access secure data and systems. Preferred Qualifications: * Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate with a multidisciplinary team; * Experience in managing and reporting on large data sets; and * Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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