University of Wyoming

Position ID: 2302-SRS [#14087]
Position Title: Senior Research Scientist
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Fort Collins, Wyoming 80528, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering
Application Deadline: 2019/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/07/08, finished 2020/03/01, listed until 2019/08/31)
Position Description:    

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The Piri Research Group at the University of Wyoming has several openings for highly motivated research scientists to join its computational research branch to be located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computational/Applied Mathematics, Computational/Applied Physics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or related fields and experience in high-performance computing and numerical simulations. Experience in large parallel computer program design and development is highly desirable. The focus of the research team is to develop advanced numerical simulators to model multiphase flow and transport in porous materials. The successful candidates will be expected to work closely with graduate students and other research scientists in the research group and publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In addition, the researchers will have full access to well-characterized experimental data generated in the Center of Innovation for Flow through Porous Media, the world’s largest experimental research center in this area, which is located at the University of Wyoming’s campus in Laramie, Wyoming.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Advance research on modeling of multiphase flow and transport in porous media. • Incorporate new insights gained through multiphase flow experiments into computational platforms. • Evaluate, implement, and apply upscaling methods to facilitate flow simulation in extra-large domains. • Communicate and interact with interdisciplinary project teams. • Prepare research proposals, progress reports, and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. • Present research findings at appropriate scientific meetings. • Performs other related responsibilities as necessitated by the position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • A Ph.D. degree in Computational/Applied Mathematics, Computational/Applied Physics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or a related discipline. • A minimum of two years of computational research experience outside of Ph.D. • Experience in developing object-oriented software in C++ or similar languages.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience in high-performance computing and parallel programming using, for example, MPI and/or CUDA. • Experience in high-level programming languages such as Python and/or Julia • Experience in using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques • Demonstrated ability in developing high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific journal publications. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications are only accepted via the University’s HR portal as provided below. Upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. However, priority will be given to complete applications received by August 31, 2019. If you have any difficulty with the application portal, please contact our Human Resources office for assistance at 307-766-2377 or

HIRING STATEMENT: UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email

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