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Job #: R-00042549
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. 

Leidos is looking to expand our support at NETL to complete research relating to Reservoir Simulation for Representing Coupled P, T Effects on Fractures.

Support will be required in the areas of computational modeling and numerical simulation to study fracture mechanics in heterogeneous medium and fluid flow simulations. The results of testing will be used by NETL to develop a modeling approach to characterize thermal and pressure changes within hydraulically fractured shale reservoirs and the effects on hydrocarbon flow from the matrix to the primary fracture.

The Computational Mechanics Scientist will aid in multi-scale modeling including using finite element and finite difference techniques to solve PDE's based on SVD algorithm and other algorithms. This includes completion of numerical simulations with optimization techniques to predict the behavior of molecular dynamical systems and to research and develop a model capable of simulating thermal and pressure changes within a network of fractures. A user interface for the fracture model will be developed.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Research models capable of simulating thermal and pressure changes within a network of fractures.

  • Identify a modeling approach to characterize the influence thermal and pressure changes within a hydraulically fractured shale reservoir have on hydrocarbon flow from the matrix to the primary fracture.

  • Develop model to simulate the goal identified in 1d.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or science-related field (e.g., biology, chemistry, economics, geology, mathematics, and physics) and 5 years of job-related experience or a Master’s degree and 3 years job-related experience.

  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness and interest to collaborate in an interdisciplinary team environment to drive towards overall project and team objectives is also required.

  • Demonstrated experience in mentorship of early-career scientists and/or students is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics.

  • Experience conducting research as a principal research scientist.

  • Demonstrated ability to author publications and to present results related to research work.

  • Fracture mechanics in heterogeneous medium and fluid flow simulations.

  • Multi-scale modeling, using Finite Element and Finite Difference techniques to solve PDE's, based on SVD algorithm and other algorithms.

  • Numerical simulations with optimization techniques to predict the behavior of molecular dynamical systems.

  • First authorship of peer-reviewed journal articles and posters/presentations at national conferences.

  • Familiarity with working in a Research and Development setting.

  • Experience conducting research at a GOGO (Government owned Government operated) lab.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs. 

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year. 

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 75%

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Research Scientist

  

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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