Los Alamos National Laboratory Experimental Nuclear Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

A postdoctoral position in Experimental Nuclear Physics is available with the Subatomic Physics Group (P-25), Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. We are seeking exceptional candidates to join us and work in the fields of fundamental neutron physics. LANL is leading major efforts in this field. Our current projects include: (1) development of a cryogenic experiment to search for the neutron electric dipole moment (the SNS nEDM experiment), (2) precision measurement of neutron decay parameters using cold neutrons (the Nab experiment), (3) a measurement of the neutron lifetime using bottled ultra-cold neutrons (the UCNτ experiment), and (4) development of a new room temperature experiment to search for the neutron electric dipole moment using the LANL ultracold neutron source (LANL nEDM experiment). In addition, we have recently developed a new method to study material damages caused by fission using ultracold neutrons.

For this search, the successful candidate is expected to split his/her time between the UCNτ and LANL nEDM experiments. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to publish his or her results to the international community and to further his/her career by speaking in a variety of venues. He or she will join teams of other postdocs and staff members as well as university collaborators.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a strong background and publication record in experimental nuclear and particle physics, or closely related field. Evidence of good communication skills is also required.

Desired Skills:Prior experience with one or more of the following is not required but is desired:

  • Precision measurements in atomic, nuclear, particle, or astroparticle physics

  • Electric dipole moment experiments

  • Precision magnetometry

  • Magnetic shielding

  • Neutron lifetime experiments

  • Measurements with ultra-cold neutrons or cold neutrons

Education: A PhD in experimental nuclear physics or related field completed within the last five years or soon to be completed is required.

Notes to Applicants: For further technical information, please contact Dr. Takeyasu Ito at 505-606-1985 or ito@lanl.gov_, or Dr. Steven Clayton at 505- 665-2827 or sclayton@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 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.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-6726

Contact Name: Standifer, Robert Jeffrey (Jeff)

Organization Name: P-25/Subatomic Physics

Email: jstandifer@lanl.gov

Job Title: Experimental Nuclear Physics Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC68001