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NIST Fire Research Positions in Advanced Computational Modeling


The Fire Research Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks outstanding applicants for two-year positions in advanced computational modeling.  Topics include:

- High-performance computing and visualization for direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large-eddy simulation (LES) of turbulent flames and multi-phase flows
- Improved prediction of CO and soot concentrations and flame suppression
- Improved LES wall functions for heat and mass transfer
- Immersed boundary methods for complex geometry and fluid-structure interaction
- Adaptive mesh refinement
- LES quality assessment and uncertainty quantification
- Pyrolysis
- Data assimilation

U.S. citizens who have received a PhD within the last five years may apply for a postdoc through the National Academies Research Associates Program: Applications are accepted Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 each year. The annual salary is $65,600.

Non-U.S. citizens may apply to the Foreign Guest Researcher Program. NIST pays a stipend to support living expenses of approximately $3,500 per month while researchers remain employed by their host institutions. The positions are subject to Visa approval, which is handled in coordination with NIST’s Office of International and Academic Affairs:

For more information on research opportunities email [].  Information on fire research at NIST can be found at Information on the LES code Fire Dynamics Simulator and the visualization tool Smokeview can be found at
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