Postdoctoral Appointee - Mechanical Engineering

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7057201 (Ref:406309)

Posted: May 3, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We invite you to apply for a Postdoctoral Appointee position with our Strategic Security Sciences Division (SSS). 

In this role, you will:

  • Work with SSS staff to apply and extend existing computational models for transport and dispersion in subway systems.
  • Set up and apply the NIST CONTAM model for indoor facility transport and dispersion analyses.
  • Set up and apply the Los Alamos National Laboratory QUIC model for urban outdoor transport and dispersion analyses.
  • Prepare graphical representations of data and materials for sponsor meetings and conferences.
  • Publish and present work as appropriate.
  • Set up and perform analyses for specific scenarios of hazardous material releases in urban areas (subway, indoor and outdoor).
  • Enhancement of the ANL subway transport and dispersion model (coded in Fortran 95) as necessary.
  • Collect and analyze experimental airflow and particulate/gas concentration data, including conducting detailed analyses of past studies in urban areas.
  • Summarize results in the form of a peer-review papers or government reports.
  • Develop new ideas in the areas of deposition and resuspension of particulate material, and transport and dispersion in general.

We expect you to have:

  • A Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely-related field.
  • Knowledge of fluid dynamics and a basic understanding of turbulent dispersion as it relates to pollutant transport.
  • Ability to participate in and/or lead teams in field studies in urban areas.
  • Desire to publish results in peer-review journals and conference proceedings.
  • Problem solving skills and a self-starter with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (once a month or less).
  • Strong Communication skills.
  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident required because of program requirements of the United States Department of Homeland Security.
  • To be eligible, candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within the last three years.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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