Los Alamos National Laboratory Earth & Environmental Sciences Research Scientist (Scientist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Join our world class team of Earth scientists! The Earth and Environmental Sciences Division (EES) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking early-career scientists and engineers to join us in our efforts to meet the nation’s earth science, environmental science, energy development, and national security challenges.This job posting is for 1 (one) Scientist Level 2 position in the Geophysics Group (EES-17). EES-17 performs research and development in nonlinear acoustics, seismology, geology and geodynamics. In particular we do theoretical, modeling, and experimental work to improve our capabilities for computing solutions to address challenges in the dynamic response of rock material resulting from explosive and hydraulic stresses, earthquake hazards, treaty verification, clean energy development, environmental management, nuclear waste disposal, and resource extraction impacts. The EES-17 Group is characterized by a balance of basic and applied research, which leads to the development of novel and integrated capabilities that are then utilized to address practical problems for sponsors in multiple offices in DOE, other federal agencies, and a variety of industries. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Group’s projects in the field of geomechanics
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Technical Knowledge: Experience in at least three of the following areas: a) Continuum mechanics, b) Damage and fracture mechanics, c) Shock physics in solids and/or fluids, d) Continuum and/or discontinuum scale computational modeling methods, e) Physics-based constitutive model development for geologic and/or metallic materials, f) Mechanical behavior of metals and/or rocks under extreme loading conditions, and g) Algorithm, numerical methods, and/or model development.
Professional Background: Demonstrated commitment to quality research, technical and scientific excellence, professional integrity, and personal initiative. Demonstrated record of scientific excellence and achievement as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals. Demonstrated success delivering final work products of value to sponsors.
Collaboration: Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment on research covering multiple scientific areas in order to solve difficult problems in support of National Security.
Education/Experience : Position requires an advanced degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)field from an accredited college and university, typically with post-doctoral research experience at a university or national lab or equivalent experience.
Experience working with DOE and/or DOD as a sponsor.
Experience working on a multi-institutional and/or multi-disciplinary teams.
Experience working in a U.S. National Laboratory environment.
Good written and oral communication skills
Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which usually requires U.S. citizenship.
Note to Applicants: Please note that without a resume, or cover letter your application will not be considered.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Division is a multi-program research organization with core capabilities in Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geomaterials, Geography, Hydrology, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Acoustics, Atmospheric Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Computational Science, and Geotechnical Engineering. Cross-cutting capabilities and facilities span the needs for laboratory experimentation, field deployments, computing, and data analytics. Capabilities in the Division are organized into groups, which consist of scientists, postdoctoral researchers, technicians, administrators, and students. Most programs within the Division feature multi-discipline teams organized to solve complex problems of national importance.
Learn more about the Earth & Environmental Sciences team and the work we do: https://www.lanl.gov/org/padste/adcles/earth-environmental-sciences/index.php
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)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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.
Contact Name Lopez, Alexine F C (Alexine)
Vacancy Name: IRC84753
Organization Name EES-17/Geophysics
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC84753