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Job #: R-00011382
Location: Morgantown, WV
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos currently has an opening for a research engineer to work at the US Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown WV. The incumbent in this position will support research by the NETL Multiphase Flow Science team. Work performed by this position is primarily directed toward mathematical and computational modeling of, and software development for, advanced energy systems, primarily based on fossil fuels. The incumbent may utilize both commercial and non-commercial CFD codes as well as in-house codes. The incumbent in this position will develop and apply advanced modeling tools and techniques to design and optimize the performance of advanced energy systems based on coal, natural gas, and other fuels and technologies.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsibilities are functional in nature and performed under limited supervision. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for meeting task requirements of NETL and LRST research managers in attaining goals established by NETL and delineated in the statements of work pertaining to funding awards supporting this position.
  • Responsible for providing R&D technical support for the NETL Computational Device Engineering teams.
  • Responsible for providing R&D technical support for the NETL multiphase flow sciences team in mathematical modeling and software development.
  • Responsible for collaborating with the multiphase flow science team on numerical/ analytical/computational and mathematical studies of advanced energy conversion systems, and also responsible for applying experimental data to model validation and improvement.
  • Developing high fidelity analytical and computational models of steady state and dynamic flows in advanced energy conversion systems.
  • Active participation in group meetings of the Computational Science and Engineering Divisions, as well as other task related meetings.
  • Analyzing CFD results in relation to experimental data from laboratory tests and published data from other authors.
  • Assisting in the preparation of technical papers, reports, conference papers, and annual and quarterly reports.
  • Presenting the results of the research at technical conferences and publishing in archival journals.


Required Qualifications:
  • PhD in engineering, physics, or science
  • 5+ years of work experience post-PhD.
  • 5+ years of experience in parallel computing and High Performance Computing
  • Expertise in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and numerical methods
  • A knowledge of combustion chemistry
  • Proficiency in OpenFOAM , Ansys-Fluent Software, STAR-CCM+ software
  • Proficiency in Matlab, Python, Fortran, C++, Linux Shell Scripting
  • Proficiency in visualization tools as Tecplot, ParaView, gnuplot
  • Considerable hands-on experience in code development in OpenFOAM.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the writing of scholarly publications
  • Demonstrated proficiency in collaborating technical findings with external research organizations such as research laboratories and/or academic institutions
  • Ability to document and present research results, including using power point presentations and making podium presentations at technical meetings.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents related to pertinent areas of research.


Clearance: Incumbent must be able to meet the requirements for gaining clearance to work on the NETL campus

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