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Job Description Summary
Job Location: Brookhaven National Laboratory
The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with Dr. Fan Yang (Brookhaven National Laboratory) and Prof. Raymond Shaw (MTU) in developing and executing cloud-resolved computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations for a large convection cloud chamber. The CFD software will function as a reliable tool for chamber design and as a digital twin for chamber operation. CFD results will be compared with measurements from the Pi chamber, theoretical predictions, and large-eddy simulations. Finally, CFD will be used to simulate a large cloud chamber based on the dimensions and geometry recommended by the ACDC2 team. Experience with high performance computing, model development, and computational fluid dynamics is required. Experience with simulation and modeling of multiphase flows such as clouds is desired.
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Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
Attend and/or present research at national and international conferences and meetings
Collaborate with BNL scientists and the MTU cloud chamber group members and visiting scientists
Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)
PhD in Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, or related field. (Doctoral degree must have been earned within 72 months prior to the beginning of the appointment. Exceptions may be granted with extenuating circumstances.)
Required Experience (minimum requirements)
Experience with high-performance computing, model development, and computational fluid dynamics is required.
Desirable Education and/or Experience
Experience with simulation and modeling of multiphase flows such as clouds is desired
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
Evidence of published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals as an author
Evidence of presented research at national and international conferences/meetings
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a collaborative research environment
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
The work environment is that of a typical laboratory setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment
Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:
Employee Safety Overview
Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
Annual Data Security Training
Annual Title IX Training
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.
Other Conditions of Employment:
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Title of Position Supervisor
Internal & External
Dependent on Funding
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)
This job will be located in New York at: Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Visit to apply for this position. Applicants will need to upload the following documents:
1) Curriculum vitae
2) Cover letter
For more information on The Cloud Chamber and Brookhaven National Laboratory, please visit,
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Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.