Job Overview


The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory that produces technological solutions to America's energy challenges.  For more than 100 years, the laboratory has focused on developing tools and processes to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to the American people.

This position is located in the Computational Science Division (CSD), Office of Research and Development (ORD), NETL. The function of this Division is to (1) conceive, plan, direct, and conduct exploratory and applied research in the areas of computer simulation and modeling, scientific computing, and the science of flowing materials, including multi-phase and chemically reactive flows, (2) investigate theoretical and fundamental phenomena as necessary to support program needs and develop new concepts, (3) develop and maintain human core competencies, and key facilities and equipment, (4) provide technical expertise to matrix teams in the areas of virtual demonstration, process simulation, computing and fluid flow experimentation, and (5) provide coordination and leadership between NETL's Business Areas and the Division's focus areas of research.


This position is for an experienced research scientist or engineer to conduct simulation science research in the area of model development and application for advanced high efficiency, fossil energy-based processes, and provide research contribution and leadership to a group of scientists and engineers involved in multiphase model development and applications.  The ideal candidate for this position would be someone who has highly developed skills in multiphase flow simulations and reduced order model development for fossil energy technologies as well as in-depth experience and knowledge of computational science research in the international research community.  For more information about NETL's Computational Science research check our website.


As a Research General Engineer/Research Physical Scientist, you will:

  • Plan and execute multiphase computational fluid dynamic research and other multiphase modeling approaches as needed
  • Provide technical direction to lower level professionals and technicians
  • Prepare technical reports and manuscripts for publication and presentation
  • Promote technology transfer programs with private industry, other research organizations, and other Federal entities