INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR JUNIORS (VIE) - COMPUTATIONAL SCIENTIST (M/F) - USA

Recruiter
Location
Houston, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Oct 2016
Closes
31 Dec 2016
Ref
4969BR
Sector
Oil and Gas
Category
Management
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description
The main goal of this project is to design and build a global application framework for solving various Partial Differential Equations (PDE) systems based on advanced Finite Element Methods (FEM). To ensure efficiency and versatility of this framework we strive to investigate and address most HPC-related issues during the early stages of development. We also make sure this application framework can evolve to admit new FE methods in the future. The Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) finite element method is currently being implemented. The DG method has many advantages over traditional finite difference methods for solving various PDE systems. fi also provides a natural mapping to high performance computing (HPC) systems that use graphical processing units (GPUs), as well as manycore technology. Nevertheless, despite its many advantages, DG method is not yet utilized, even in those applications where it would be the ideal choice. TOTAL has developed a suite of DG codes for modeling various physics such as wave propagation, fluid flow, heat transfer and structural deformation to improve this situation. TOTAL also has a network of academic collaborations whose progress and results are being incorporated into this project.

In this project we propose:
  1. Continue implementation of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solvers and coupling fluid flow solvers with heat transfer and other physics.
  2. Develop appropriate algorithms for decoupling big systems of equations into smaller ones
  3. Investigate the effects of using various time-discretization techniques
  4. Perform scalability analysis on GPU, as well as CPU.


The selected candidate will receive a VIE allowance acccording to the BUSINESS FRANCE rates and the subsidiary will provide either a furnished accomodation or wil grant an accomodation allowance.
Please check the following website to make sure that your pplication complies with the criteria to carry out a VIE. www.civiweb.com

Profile sought
Desired Qualifications: Master, PhD, Engineering School

Language :
English : fluent

Technical Skills:
  • Good knowledge in programming and optimization of code

Personal Skills
Initiative, autonomy, open-mondedness, adaptability, thoroughness, raliable; teamworking