Los Alamos National Laboratory Wind & Plume Modeling in Complex Environments Graduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
We are seeking a highly motivatedgraduate student to join our dynamic team! Our team is looking for a studious researcher with a background in computational fluiddynamics, numerical weather prediction, turbulent plume dispersion, and/or fire spread modeling. As a member of our team, you will work on R&D, testing, validation and application of our QUIC CBR plume modeling system and/or our QUIC fire spread models. Our current efforts focus on plume transport and dispersion in cities and mountainous terrain and fire spread in similar environments. Through this graduate internship, you will become familiar with and utilize a range of high-fidelity full-physics models to simpler fast-running approximated models. Some opportunities for participation in meteorological and tracer field experiments may be possible as well.
Our team, part of the Information Systems and Modeling Group (A-1), works on national security problems for a wide range of government sponsors. For 20+ years, we have developed and applied the Quick Urban & Industrial Complex (QUIC) Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Plume Dispersion Modeling System that is used around the world. In collaboration with a sister organization in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, we have also developed two fast-running fire spread models, QUIC-Fire and QUIC-FST, that are being used to address prescribed burns and large-scale fire spread.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience with Fortran, C++, Python, Matlab or an equivalent programming language
Good communication, brainstorming and writing skills, ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Must be enrolled in a Graduate program and have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on 4.0 scale.
Education/Experience : Enrolled in a graduate program and successfully complete a minimum of 6 graduate credit hours per semester (or the equivalent of full-time enrollment).
A degree in Mechanical Engineering, Meteorology, Environmental Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences, Nuclear Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aviation Sciences, or some similar field of study.
Experience with GPU coding
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.
This position will require some domestic travel and may require occasional foreign travel.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC84999
Organization Name A-1/Analytics, Intelligence, and Technology - Information Systems & Modeling
Req ID: IRC84999
Category: Student - Graduate