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Job ID: 131432

Postdoctoral Fellow
California Institute of Technology

Date Posted Oct. 11, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Fellow
University California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA, United States
Department Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date available upon the government getting past the continuing resolution 2020, and funds being disbursed
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering

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.

Dr. Josette Bellan
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
4800 Oak Grove Drive
MS 125-109
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099 USA
Tel: (818) 354-6959
FAX: (818) 393-6682
Web site:

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  • Dr. Josette Bellan
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    California Institute of Technology
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 125/109
    Pasadena, CA 91109
  • 1+818-354-6959
  • 1+818-393-6682


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