An opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow position has become available in the combined areas of Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC), granular flow modeling and Large Eddy Simulation (LES). The application is the modelling of controlled landing on the Moon. Experience with DSMC and LES modelling, coding and supercomputing is required; a solid background electrostatically-charged dust particle modelling is desirable.
Applicants should e-mail the following material:
1. A complete Curriculum Vitae, with lists of (i) refereed journal publications and (ii) name, address, e-mail and telephone number of at least three references.
2. An electronic copy of each of his/her most recent refereed journal publications.
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