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Los Alamos National Laboratory Applied Nuclear Theory Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC77476


Job Title Applied Nuclear Theory Postdoc

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name T-2/Nuclear & Particle Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology

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What You Will Do

The T-2 group (Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology) in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) invites applications for several postdoctoral positions in nuclear theory to begin as early as summer 2020.

Our group conducts research on a broad set of topics in theoretical nuclear physics including the modeling of nuclear structure, nuclear reactions, nuclear fission, applied nuclear physics, nuclear data evaluations and nuclear astrophysics. LANL scientists in the T-2 group working in these areas include Gerry Hale, Michael Herman, Toshihiko Kawano, Amy Lovell, Matthew Mumpower, Mark Paris and Ionel Stetcu. We collaborate actively with our colleagues throughout the laboratory and have close ties with ongoing collaborations in applied nuclear data, astrophysics and experimental physics.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

PhD in related fields completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants :

This position provides an excellent opportunity for an early career scientist to develop an independent research program. Candidates with expertise in any of the aforementioned areas are strongly encouraged to apply. Exceptionally well qualified candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship or Distinguished (Feynman/Oppenheimer) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Los Alamos is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit their application materials (CV, research statement, and list of publications) on academicjobsonline.org and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded on their behalf.

Applications should be submitted by March 1, 2020, for full consideration.

For general information to the Postdoc Program (such as benefits, eligibility, appointment types), please go to: https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/.

Competitive salaries are based on the date the PhD degree requirements were completed or the degree was awarded. Salary information can be found at https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-salary-guidelines.php.

For further information please contact Matthew Mumpower (mumpower@lanl.gov).

Additional Details:

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 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 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.

The Theoretical division contributes to computer modeling, and the tests and applications that result from modeling help define new directions in basic research. Our strong interdisciplinary teaming and unique research facilities allow us to develop solutions to complex problems, and to support partners and collaborators, all with the goal of strengthening national security and making a safer world.

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Req ID: IRC77476