Employment Opportunities

The Center for Hybrid Rocket Exascale Simulation Technology (CHREST) has several immediate research openings. Applicants need to have US citizenship, US residency or citizenship from a NATO country to apply.  Positions are described below and all involve software development in the ABLATE computational framework https://github.com/UBCHREST. Preference will be given to applicants with experience and/or interest in the topics of:

  • Design/layout of complex code structures
  • HPC programming (mpi, openMP, etc.)
  • Modern development environments (GitHub, unit/integration testing, contentious integration workflows)
  • Use of existing libraries/frameworks such as PETSc, Trilinos, Kokkos, etc.
  • Statically typed languages such as C/C++

Interested candidates should submit their CV/resume below. Please include your GPA on your resume if you are a student.  Competitive salary and benefits are available.

Current Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Researchers

Must be enrolled in a UB SEAS program. Summer appointment is 20-40 hours/week. Duration:  June 1st - Sept. 1st (4 months).

Graduate Researchers

Candidates need to be currently enrolled in a UB SEAS graduate program and interested in pursuing either an MS or PhD degree in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering starting fall 2022.  Summer appointment is 20-40 hours/week. 

Research Scientist

The CHREST Research Scientist is expected to be a key player in the center and capable of collaborating with other researchers from academia and the DOE NNSA National Labs. The Research Scientist should have the ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students and compose proposals. Successful candidates will be appointed on a year-to-year basis, renewable upon satisfactory annual review.  Preference will be given to applicants with a background in Lagrangian droplet tracking algorithms and/or radiation heat transfer modeling.  The candidate must have a PhD in mechanical/aerospace engineering (or closely related field) and a proven track record in publishing in leading journals. The annual starting salary is $80k. Total duration of the appointment is 3 years.  Those interested in the position should apply on UB Jobs and submit their CV below.

How to Apply

Upload your CV below to be considered for any of the above CHREST job opportunities. Please include which of the above positions you'd like to be considered for in the description below and use the following filename format: LastName_FirstName_Position. Please do not submit your CV/resume if you do not have US citizenship, US residency or citizenship from a NATO country.