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Computational Physicist/Scientist at Applied Research Associates, Inc

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Cypress, California

Job Description:

The BerrieHill Research Division of Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is seeking a dynamic Computational Physicist to support our research and development in advanced multidisciplinary Multiphysics modeling and simulation for high performance computers. The qualified candidate selected for this position will work out of our Stanton, CA office.

What you’ll do as a Computational Physicist:

  • Work with a unique group of highly skilled and experienced mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists to solve complex, large-scale computational problems in electromagnetics and related fields

Computational Physicist Requirements:

  •  B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Electrodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, or Acoustics with some programming experience

  • 2 – 4 years of relevant experience

  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance

  • Ability to demonstrate the main skill of a physicist - creative thinking

  • Understanding the physics of the problem to be solved

  • Ability to summarize or describe progress or tasks in technical reports and develop technical presentations

  • Work and collaborate with other engineers and scientists

  • Able to develop a milestone schedule or work plan to achieve the final task objectives in a timely manner with limited supervision

  • Experience in generating analytical or simplified formulations which can be used to verify the solution of the actual problem

  • Experience in quick prototyping of the algorithms

Computational Physicist Preferences:

  •  M.S. or Ph.D. degree preferred

  • Active or previous Security Clearance

  • Familiarity in the following areas:

    • Computing languages such as Matlab, Python, C/C++, Fortran, or similar programming languages

    • Linux (e.g., bash/csh/makefiles)

    • Parallel computing using OpenMP and/or MPI including memory usage and load balancing or communication balancing

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1,300 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company’s success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at Job Code: COMPU02707.



  • 8 - 10 years: Experience related to this position: with a B.S. degree


  • 5 - 8 years: Experience related to this position, with M.S. degree (preferred)



  • Bachelors or better in Electrical Engineering or related field


  • Master of Science or better in Physics or related field

  • Bachelor of Science or better in Physics or related field

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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