Plasma Modeling Research Position – U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen
Plasma Technology Group
Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) of the U.S. Army Research Development
and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is the Army’s corporate, or central,
laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce
of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of
world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army.
The Plasma Technology Laboratory at the Army Research Laboratory performs
studies of electrical discharges under low or atmospheric pressure conditions.
The group also conducts research on plasma-surface interactions and thin film
deposition using plasma-enhanced chemical vapor (PECVD) methods.
The scientist/engineer will interface with ARL researchers, internal and
external partners working with plasma systems. Specific technical areas of
interest include rf and dielectric barrier discharges, plasma chemistry, surface
chemistry, and algorithm design and enhancement to manage large transient
variations in density and reactivity in a high performance computing
environment. The modeling work may include global models of the plasma chemistry
or particle-in-cell/Monte Carlo model to explore the plasma kinetics, although
approaches away from basic methods are expected and encouraged. Model and code
development, application of computational models to real systems, and comparison
of simulation results to experimental data for purposes of discovery and code
predictivity validation will be implemented. The researcher will be performing a
combination of model development, code development, testing, and application of
new models and will have access to world]leading computational resources.
A doctoral degree or Masters Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering,
Physics, Materials Science, or Chemistry. Experience working in a parallel high
performance computing environment. Strong communication, organizational and
problem]solving skills. Ability to work in a dynamic environment. Also, ability
to work in a team environment.
Background in computational plasma and fluid dynamics modeling. Experience in
one or more of the technical areas described in the job duties section.
Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief statement
of research plans and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Daphne Pappas,
Army Research Laboratory, Coatings, Corrosion and Engineered Polymers Branch,
4600 Deer Creek Loop, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005, or electronically to
daphne.pappas@…. Review of applications will begin immediately and
continue until the position is filled.
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