Los Alamos National Laboratory Experimental Nuclear Physics Scientist (Scientist 3/4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Scientist 3/ Scientist 4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level._ _The P-27 group in Physics division is looking for a scientific leader to work on direct and indirect measurements of neutron-induced reaction physics. The successful candidate will perform measurements and analyses at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center and/or external facilities including university and national user facilities in low-energy nuclear physics.



Scientist 3 ($96,600 – $161,300) The successful candidate will:_


  • Mentor postdocs

  • Actively participate in one or more of the groups research efforts

  • Write proposals for new research directions

  • Publish scientific results

Scientist 4 ($116,900 - $197,000) In addition to the duties outlined above, the (higher level title) will be required to:_


  • Mentor junior staff and postdocs

  • Lead a significant experimental effort

  • Be a LANL resource in at least one of research areas of the group

  • Develop new programs

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. and scientific achievement in a relevant area of experimental nuclear physics, neutron physics, astrophysics, nuclear engineering, or related areas to support the current and future experimental physics program at LANL

  • At least 3 years of related experience beyond a postdoctoral position

  • Ability to carry out independent and collaborative research

  • Experience in leading experimental efforts or collaborations

  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications

  • Experience and success in mentoring students, postdocs, and /or junior scientists

Additional Job Requirements for Scientist 4: In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Scientist 4 level requires:

  • At least 10 years of related experience beyond a postdoctoral position

  • Proven success in program development

  • Ability to successfully interact with program sponsors, both at LANL and the US DOE

  • Experience in national or international science organizations, and in organizing scientific conferences or workshops

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity and experience in national and international nuclear data needs and evaluations,

  • particularly with respect to neutron-induced reactions

  • Experience in particle, neutron or gamma-ray detector development and/or implementation

  • Experience with Monte Carlo based particle/gamma-ray simulation tools

  • Experience with detector electronic hardware and/or data acquisition design and development

  • Ability to obtain a US “Q” clearance, which normally requires US citizenship

Scientist 3 & Scientist 4 Education Required: This position requires a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Notes to Applicants:In addition to applying on-line, please send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter summarizing relevant qualifications, research, and career goals, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Matt Devlin (devlin@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.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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.

LANSCE Weapons Physics (P-27) operates two user facilities supported by the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) accelerator, making important scientific contributions to national security, academia, and industry by exploiting the unique characteristics of intense beams of unmoderated pulsed neutrons at the Weapons Neutron Research Facility, moderated pulsed neutrons at the Lujan Center, and protons at Target 2.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Nelsen, Ashley Nicole

Organization Name: P-27/LANSCE WEAPONS PHYSICS

Email: anelsen@lanl.gov

Job Title: Experimental Nuclear Physics Scientist (Scientist 3/4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69908