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Research Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

CU Boulder's PSAAP Multidisciplinary Simulation Center for Micromorphic Multiphysics Porous and Particulate Materials Simulations Within Exascale Computing Workflows has an opening for a Research Associate.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The PSAAP Multi-disciplinary Simulation Center (MSC) for Micromorphic Multiphysics Porous and Particulate Materials Simulations Within Exascale Computing Workflows seeks to advance the state of multiscale predictive science for porous composite inelastic materials through grain-resolving direct numerical simulation, calibration and validation through unique experiments with advanced imaging, and numerical upscaling to create fast-running analysis and design tools.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Co-lead development of robust, extensible open source software for extreme-scale simulation of large-deformation composite poro-elasto-visco-plastic media across a broad range of regimes with experimental validation and coordination with micromorphic multiscale models.

What You Should Know

  • This position can start immediately and is remote-friendly.
  • Since this project is funded by DOE NNSA, we cannot consider sensitive country foreign nationals.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The annual salary range is $90,000 to $105,000 depending on experience, plus a comprehensive benefits package.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Ph.D.

What We Would Like You To Have

Successful applicants will have strong written and verbal communication skills and interest in working with an interdisciplinary team to apply the following to real-world problems:

  • crystal plasticity and viscoelastic material models;
  • software design and implementation of constitutive models;
  • calibration of constitutive models from experimental data;
  • verification and validation of heterogeneous multiphysics models;
  • finite element and material-point discretizations;
  • scalable algerbraic solvers using PETSc and hypre;
  • postprocessing and visualization of large-scale simulations; data-intensive computing and in-situ analysis for parallel simulations;
  • collaborative software development and devops (Git, continuous integration, etc.);
  • maintainable high performance programming techniques for CPUs and GPUs.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. List of Three References
  4. Transcripts/Proof of Degree

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send any questions to Jed Brown,

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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