CIVS is hiring Research Assistants-Simulation!

July 15, 2022

Founded in 2009, the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) is a multidisciplinary center that combines advanced simulation techniques with 3D visualization and virtual-reality technologies.

Utilizing state-of-the-art simulation and virtual technologies to provide innovative solutions to problems in the university, industry, and community spaces, CIVS has been globally recognized for its integrated and application-driven approach. Through close partnerships with more than 140 external organizations, CIVS continues to make substantial educational and economic impacts, resulting in over $40 million in savings for collaborators from projects.

In 2016, CIVS launched the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC), a nationwide, industry-led sustainable consortium supported by more than 15 companies and other organizations. (More:;

Job Description

  • The position will be responsible for conducting research using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to analyze phenomena including fluid flow, heat transfer, chemical reactions, structural fatigue, and more in a wide variety of industrial, automotive, power generation, and other processes. In particular, the position will be responsible for simulation studies to support the development of Reduced Order Models based on high-fidelity CFD techniques.
  • Specific responsibilities include conducting literature research relevant to the assigned project topic area, defining and running simulations using commercial simulation software, post-processing simulation results, and analyzing those results to make determinations for process improvements or establish new simulations to help answer key research questions.


  • Graduate and undergraduate engineering students in good standing
  • CFD and/or FEA experience
    • Experience with ANSYS Workbench, Fluent, Star-CCM+, and other similar tools is a plus
  • Some familiarity with CAD modeling software (Solidworks, Inventor, PTC Creo, etc.)
  • Programming experience (C++, Fortran) is a plus, but not required

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit an application to Include:

  • Resume
  • Use the subject line “Simulation Research Position Application”.