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RESEARCH SCIENTIST - Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization

Company: National Institute of Aerospace at NASA Langley
Location: Hampton
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Research Scientist - Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization for Advanced Air Vehicles

The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), located in Hampton, Virginia, is seeking candidates for a Research Scientist position to conduct projects in the area of comprehensive modeling and multidisciplinary analysis and optimization (MDAO) for advanced air vehicle configurations. The focus of this research is on high-fidelity analysis and optimization of large-scale rotary-wing vehicles that require interactions of many disciplines such as multi-body dynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics, structural dynamics, flight mechanics, etc. The successful candidate is expected to develop, implement, and demonstrate new accurate and efficient approaches to comprehensive structural and multi-body dynamics analysis and optimization of rotary-wing configurations and collaborate within a multidisciplinary research team in a project-driven environment.

The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at NIA, NASA and in academia to advance the concepts of interest. Results of this work are expected to be published in both conference proceedings and journal papers. This position is based in Hampton, VA, but has the potential for long-term teleworking.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Develop, implement, and demonstrate novel and efficient models for structural and multi-body dynamics analysis of large-scale rotary-wing configurations
* Develop, implement, and demonstrate novel and efficient approaches for sensitivity analysis of structural and multi-body dynamics models of large-scale rotary-wing configurations
* Collaborate within a multidisciplinary team on development, implementation, and demonstration of a high-fidelity MDAO tool for large-scale rotary-wing configurations


* PhD in engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, physics, or equivalent
* 1 year of post-graduate experience in structural analysis and multi-body dynamics
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and interact in a multidisciplinary team environment
* Ability to quickly learn, analyze, and implement new concepts

Desired Skills:

* Previous experience working with DYMORE
* Demonstrated experience with large-scale code development
* Familiarity with high performance computing requirements
* Creativity, analytical, and communication skills

Interested candidates should apply via NIA's career opportunities site located at www.nianet.org under the 'About NIA' tab. Please include a letter of introduction, resume, and the names and contact information of three current references.

NIA, located near NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, is a non-profit research and graduate education institute created to perform aerospace and atmospheric research, develop new technologies for the nation, and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

NIA ranked #1 in the mid/large sized companies 2021 Top 50 Best Nonprofits to work for in the U.S.!

NIA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited under Federal, State or local laws.

Keywords: National Institute of Aerospace at NASA Langley, Hampton , RESEARCH SCIENTIST - Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, Other , Hampton, Virginia

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