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Postdoctoral Researcher Opening at Purdue University – Computational Biomechanics and Fluid Dynamics. We have an opening for a postdoctoral researchers to perform original computational research on biomechanics and fluid dynamics. The successful candidate will develop numerical methods in model coupled processes on high-performance computing platforms. This position is in the Gomez Research Group (https://engineering.purdue.edu/gomez/) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue This is a one-year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Please see the full job position description and application process at the USACM Job Board.

Ph.D. positions at Purdue University – Computational Biomechanics and Fluid Dynamics We have several openings for Ph.D. positions. The successful candidate will conduct original research on biomechanics and fluid dynamics and develop numerical methods to model coupled processes on high-performance computing platforms. The position is in the Gomez Research Group (https://engineering.purdue.edu/gomez/) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue. Applications: Please send an email expressing your interest, together with a CV to Prof. Hector Gomez (hectorgomez@purdue.edu). Reviews of applications will start on October 7, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The job is also posted on the USACM Job Board.

Postdoc Position, Isogeometric Reduced Order Methods, EPFL/Akselos. In the framework of an exciting industrial grant between Chair of Numerical Modeling and Simulation (MNS) at EPFL, led by Annalisa Buffa, and the company Akselos, we are looking for a postdoctoral computational scientist/applied mathematician to work at EPFL on R&D problems that are relevant to Akselos customers. Akselos is an MIT spin-off that is providing a revolutionary new reduced order modeling approach for large-scale engineering simulations. Akselos has five main offices around the world with headquarters located on the EPFL campus. Job description: The component-based reduced basis technology combines the strengths of domain decomposition and model reduction techniques in order to reach unprecedented simulation speed (around 1000 times faster than traditional finite element methods). The successful candidate will join a 2 year project focused on exhausting the current technology in the context of IsoGeometric Analysis applied to large-scale wind turbine applications. The prospective Postdoc should have: 1) a Ph.D. degree from a recognized university either in mathematics, mechanical engineering or related disciplines; 2) a strong background in scientific computing with C++. Experience with open source C++FEA or CFD libraries is a plus (ie.g., libMesh, Deal.II, DUNE, OpenFOAM, PETSc, etc.) will be a plus. 3) creativity and motivation for addressing computational mechanics problems, 4) excellent English language skills, 5) experience with IsoGeometric Analysis and/or model reduction techniques are a plus. We offer: 1) a one year contract, with possible extension to a second year, 2) a young and dynamic work environment at one of the top universities in Europe and a fast developing company, and 3P a very competitive salary. Information and contact: The position is open starting anytime after November 1st and applications are welcome until the position will be filled. To submit your application, please write to annalisa.buffa@epfl.ch, and recruitment@akselos.com, sending your CV, your relevant publications, your graduate transcript(s), a letter of motivation and two names for references. The job is also posted on the USACM Job Board.

Ph.D. Position in Computational Homogenization. The Integrated MultiPhysics Laboratory at the University of Utah is seeking a PhD student in computational homogenization in porous media. The appointee will conduct fundamental research in mechanics and physics of porous solids. The candidate is expected to establish a new multi-physics mathematical formulation and numerically implement it in a finite element framework. The project is sponsored by the Department of Energy. The position requires strong solid mechanics and programming background, good knowledge of Finite Element Methods, strong written and communication skills. The appointee will be working with Prof. Pania Newell as well as other collaborators from other universities including University of Colorado-Boulder. For more information on how to apply go to the USACM Job Board.

Applied Mechanics R&D Engineer. We are seeking an entry or experienced Ph.D-level R&D Mechanical Engineer/Applied Mechanics Researcher with a focused background in computational solid mechanics. Your work will involve developing constitutive theory and the software tools to model material inelasticity and damage evolution up to and including failure. Additional topical areas might include: element technology, mesh adaptivity w/mapping, regularized fracture/failure, multiscale/multiphysics coupling, contact mechanics, and novel numerical methods. You will implement and verify models and methods in Sandia computer codes for high-performance computing simulations, and explore the validity of these approaches in collaboration with a diverse team of researchers and analysts. You will work within a cooperative team environment to apply these advanced models to Sandia applications. More information about the job may found at the USACM Job Board.