Los Alamos National Laboratory Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics Postdoctoral Research Associate in Los Alamos, New Mexico


Job Title Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name T-5/Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics

What You Will Do

The Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics group (T-5) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding post-doctoral candidate in the field of Computational Plasma Physics. The research will be centered around the development and application of novel algorithms for fluid and kinetic plasma simulation.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

We seek highly motivated applicants with a:

  • Strong numerical and computational background

  • Demonstrated record of scientific achievements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to pursue research independently

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.

Education: Ph.D. in computational plasma physics, applied mathematics, or a closely related area earned within the last five years.

Notes to Applicants: This is a two-year position. In addition to applying on-line, a cover letter addressing how the skills requirements are met along with a CV and contact information for three references should be sent to Luis Chacon at chacon@lanl.gov .

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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 general information go to Postdoc Program .

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 regards 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Appointment Type Postdoc


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Contact Details

Contact Name Chacon, Luis

Email chacon@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC69507