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Computational Modeler

hardware research and engineering | Palo Alto, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Experienced computational modeling generalist to support ongoing hardware research modeling stress and strain of brittle materials in complex structural

About the Job

Computational Modeling / Applied Physicist Role

PARC is hiring for a computational modeling role to support a diverse and challenging set of research activities. The goal of this position is to have an experienced computational modeling generalist to support ongoing hardware research projects. Experience modeling stress and strain of materials in complex structural systems is a must.


·         Collaborate with engineering teams to identify relevant physics and develop models to analyze systems

  • Modelling and experimentally validating complex material systems (ceramics/glasses/polymers) using relevant modeling tools to solve problems
  • Design and conduct verification and validation studies in collaboration with other researchers to support simulated models
  • Multi-physics modeling of complex systems such as adhesive bonds, residual stress/strain in formed materials, failure analysis, and fracture mechanics
  • Enable strong level of technical curiosity that will enable unique solutions to the technical challenges
  • Ability to work effectively on diverse, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Computational and empirical models

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Structural Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field.
  • Experience in hardware research and prototyping settings
  • Comprehensive knowledge and relevant experience in computational structural mechanics, material failure, and dynamic response of systems
  • Experience in modeling stress and strain in, deformation of, and adhesives bonding between brittle materials

Must provide documentation of status as a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or U.S. protected person under U.S.C. 1324b(a) (3) due to ITAR regulation.​



We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K. PARC also strives for the best possible work-life balance, so employees benefit from maternity, paternity and adoption leave, as well as a variety of flexible working options. PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria.  The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or  belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.  People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with PARC should contact PARC Human Resources.