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Research Scientist / Physicist

Science and Research




Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is actively interviewing for a Research Scientist/Physicist to join our team.

The new employee will support nuclear weapons effects simulations, specifically in the areas of radiation hydrodynamics and shock-hydrodynamics and all associated physics with the development of modeling and simulation tools.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Learn the details of nuclear device explosion modeling and simulation with emphasis on radiation hydrodynamics and shock hydrodynamics including the radiation opacity, electron transport, and associated physical processes that govern the expansion of the initial fireball and the entrainment of ambient air.
  • Develop new simulated sensors to duplicate the response of fielded systems.
  • Develop analysis and visualization capabilities to turn the simulation results into knowledge.

Basic Qualifications

  • 2 years of experience required with Bachelor’s Degree. PhD in Physics, preferably shock physics, plasma physics, or computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with 2 years of experience.
  • Experience with radiation transport and/or CFD codes. Experience with high performance computing.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance; preferably a TS clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience can be in any high performance computing simulation field, but physical and/or sensor simulation preferred.

Pay Range:Pay Range $60,450.00 - $93,000.00 - $125,550.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.