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NUMERICAL MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS SCIENTIST -- LIQUID METALS

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for a talented, energetic and creative numerical magnetohydrodynamics scientist to work on our in-house experiments involving HTS magnets and for our stellarators Chartreuse 1 and Chartreuse 2.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Numerical modeling of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows relevant to stellarator design such as: duct and open-channel flows, particle transport, wall-bounded MHD turbulence subject to heat and/or mass transfers, magnetic field gradients etc.
    • Provide expertise and critical analysis of numerical results to give insight on the relevant physical mechanisms at stake – Setup and sustain external collaborations with academic and/or industrial partners on computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) topics
    • Define technical solution to meet process engineer’s specifications
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Assist mechanical engineers and experimentalists in the design (geometry, flow regimes…) of stellarator parts and in-house experiments

Qualifications -essential:

  • PhD in mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, computational science or related field
  • 3+ years experience in numerical modeling of magnetohydrodynamic flows
  • 3+ years hands on experience with a CFD software such as ANSYS/HIMAG/openfoam or equivalent
  • Free-surface and multiphase flows modeling, turbulence closing schemes, heat and mass transfers
  • Written and oral communication skills. Ability to explain complicated concepts clearly and concisely
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, curiosity and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

Qualifications -desirable:

  • Familiarity with technologies relevant to the nuclear sector (fission and/or fusion)
  • Programming skills in a scientific computing language (python, matlab, c++, fortran…)
  • Computer-Aided Design modeling and meshing
  • High performance and parallel computing
  • Post-processing of large datasets

NUMERICAL MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS SCIENTIST -- LIQUID METALS

Position Type
Position Type
Job position
Host institute type
Host institute type
Industry
Host institute
Host institute
Renaissance Fusion, France
Location
Location
Grenoble, France
Format
Format
Requires physical presence
Starting Date
Starting Date
As soon as possible
Candidate level
Candidate level
Doctoral or post-doctoral (completed)
Compensation
Compensation
Yes
Contact person
Contact person
Diego Cammarano
Contact person email
Contact person email
External Link
Required competences
Required competences
- PhD in mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, computational science or related field
- Experience in numerical modeling of magnetohydrodynamic flows
- Hands on experience with a CFD software such as ANSYS/HIMAG/openfoam or equivalent
- Free-surface and multiphase flows modeling, turbulence closing schemes, heat and mass transfers
- Familiarity with technologies relevant to the nuclear sector (fission and/or fusion)
Location