Los Alamos National Laboratory Accelerator Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The DARHT Physics Team within the J-6 group at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral position in Accelerator Physics. You will be part of a collaboration investigating intense relativistic electron beam production, acceleration, and utilization as an intense x-ray source with a focus on beam dynamics and diagnosis. These studies necessarily bridge the fields of beam and plasma physics, electrodynamics, and hydrodynamics.
The successful candidate will be applying a range of theoretical, computational, and experimental techniques to the study of these complex systems. Experience with multiple diagnostic methods for intense electron beams and plasma physics is highly desired.
This position is for a 2-year term (with potential for conversion to staff and/or possible one year extension).
The successful candidate will:
Collaborate with a team which includes scientists, engineers, technicians, postdocs and students.
Design and execute experimental studies with high-current, relativistic electrons beams.
Perform data analysis and document results.
Learn and utilize beam transport computer programs.
Publish in journals and present work at international conferences.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Strong publication record in one or more of the following areas: plasma physics, charge particle beams, diagnostic methods and interpretation, numerical methods for data analysis, or hydrodynamics.
Strong communication and language skills, as evidenced by peer reviewed publications, presentations at conferences and/or workshops, and the cover letter.
Must be able to collaborate well with all levels of staff and management.
Ph. D. in Physics, Engineering or similar field completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.
Documented record of successful design, implementation, execution, data analysis, and interpretation for accelerator related experiments.
Note to Applicants:
Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills. (Please save cover letter with job number and name).
Q Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.
For more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Vacancy Name: IRC81701
Organization Name J-6/Engineering, Operations, and Physics
Req ID: IRC81701