Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysical Disks and Planets Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC76312
Job Title Astrophysical Disks and Planets Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name T-2/Nuclear & Particle Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology
What You Will Do
Applications are invited for an immediate postdoc opening in astrophysical disks and planets. We seek candidates with background in accretion disk physics, gas and dust dynamics and instabilities, planet and disk interaction, planet formation and dynamics, radiative processes, and jets/outflows from disks. Experiences in theoretical and computational modeling are highly desirable. The successful candidates are encouraged to collaborate on the current projects carried out at LANL, and they will also be able to develop his/her own research programs. The initial appointment is for two years, with a possible third year extension.
Candidates should send their applications electronically, including a CV, publication list, and a concise research statement (within 2 pages) describing past achievements and future plans. Applicants should arrange three reference letters to be sent electronically as well. All material and further inquiries can be sent to Hui Li ( firstname.lastname@example.org )and Shengtai Li ( email@example.com) . Applications must be received beforeDec. 15,2019 for full consideration. The review of applications will be on-going until offers are accepted.
The position is offered by theNuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group within the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory.Outstanding candidates may be nominated for the Distinguished Fellowships such as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Hoffman fellows with an application deadline of Nov. 1. Other postdoc fellowships include Director's Fellowship and Keller Fellowship with a deadline of Dec. 15, and theMetropolis Fellowship in Computational Physics (US citizens only) with a deadline of Dec. 15.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
- PhD in related fields completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.
Notes to Applicants:
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. On the anniversary of these dates, salaries are automatically adjusted to the next higher level, e.g. PhD + 0: $74,000; PhD + 1: $75,900, etc. For more information go to
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Appointment Type Postdoc
Req ID: IRC76312