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Job Record #17674
TitlePostdoc in GPU simulations applied to aerospace problems
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerUniversidad Técnica Federico de Santa María
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
The Aerospace Sciences Laboratory (AeroLab) at Universidad Técnica Federico
Santa Maria ( is looking for a postdoctoral researcher
in the field of numerical simulations applied to aerospace problems.

The selected candidate will work in an experienced and dynamic team at the
Department of Mechanical Engineering and its international collaborators in the
USA and Europe. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for migrating
the DSMC code (C++, OpenFOAM) to CUDA language, to be used in Nvidia graphics
cards. This migration from C++ language to CUDA is of essential importance for
the solution of complex problems related to rarefied gas flows.

Once the researcher is selected, he/she will write a three-year research project
in collaboration with the postdoctoral supervisor. This project will be
submitted Chilean National Agency for Research and Development (ANID). The
expected salary is $2500,00 (USD) and a budget for the purchase of equipment and
participation in events/publications.


- PhD in engineering, computer sciences, physics, or mathematics
- Proven experience in CUDA programming for graphics cards units
- Experience with OpenFOAM programming
- Career stage compatible publishing record
- Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
- Willing to learn to speak/write Spanish


The AeroLab group works on applied research in mechanical and aerospace
engineering using multiscale numerical modeling (DSMC and CFD). The start date
is March 2023 with a 3-years contract. We offer highly competitive salary, and
it is based on the candidate's experience and skills. The successful candidate
will be encouraged to develop their own research agenda consistent with the
group's mission.

We offer:

● A positive, challenging and creative work environment
● The opportunity to work in a group with a high level of international contact
● Relatively flexible working hours

The workplace will be in Santiago, Chile
( at the Federico Santa Maria Technical
University, San Joaquin campus.


Candidates must send the following documents by email to Prof. Rodrigo Cassineli
( containing “POSDOC CUDA” in the subject of the

1) Cover letter stating your motivation to join AeroLab
2) CV including full list of publications covering the last 5 years
3) Documentation providing evidence of the possession of a PhD degree
4) Contact details of at least two references (former supervisor is encouraged),
that may be contacted for a reference letter

Preliminary contacts are welcome.

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM) is one of the most prestigious
universities in Chile and Latin America. The mission of USM is to contribute to
the advancement of knowledge, technological development and competitiveness in
technology-based economies by achieving excellence in research, forming advanced
human resources, and fostering innovation and technology transfer.

Contact Information:
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NameRodrigo Cassineli
Email ApplicationYes
Record Data:
Last Modified19:55:37, Tuesday, March 08, 2022

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