Los Alamos National Laboratory High Energy Nuclear Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory is searching for a postdoctoral researcher to join the High-Energy Nuclear Physics team in the Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications group (P-3). The selected candidate will play a leading role in the analysis of data from the LHCb heavy ion physics program. Job duties include:
Leading analyses of heavy ion data collected by the LHCb experiment at CERN, with an emphasis on the study of conventional and exotic heavy quark states. Publishing the results in peer-reviewed scientific literature and presenting the results at international conferences.
Contributing to the development of software and simulations in support of analysis and upgrade goals, and to LHCb detector operations at CERN.
Contributing to the ongoing development of a scintillator-based tracking detector in preparation for future LHCb upgrades.
The postdoctoral term is for two years, and may be renewed for a third. Outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darlene Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships (https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-appointment-types.php). The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to parallel efforts within the group, including spin physics and dark photon searches with the E-1039 experiment at Fermilab, heavy ion physics with the PHENIX/sPHENIX experiments at Brookhaven, fast MAPS detector R&D for the electron-ion collider, and Los Alamos applied physics programs, depending on interests and availability of funds. The position will be based at Los Alamos National Laboratory with travel to CERN and other facilities occurring as required.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
experience with data analysis tools and techniques used in nuclear and particle physics
interest in detector operations and R&D
a publication record that includes individual contributions to high energy nuclear physics or particle physics experiments
excellent oral and written communication skills
creativity and independence in proposing new ideas
Education: The applicant is required to have received a PhD (or equivalent) in high-energy particle or nuclear physics within the past five years, or to soon complete this course of study.
Note to Applicants:
In addition to applying on-line, applicants should submit a resume and a brief description of research interests to Matt Durham ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Any questions can be addressed to same. Reference letters will be requested at a later stage of the selection process. This position does not require a security clearance, U.S. citizenship or residency. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups in the field; such as women, African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and Latin Americans.Applications will be considered beginning immediately until the position is filled. General information on the Los Alamos postdoc program, including salary and benefits, can be found here:https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/index.php
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Vacancy Name: IRC84149
Organization Name P-3/Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications
Req ID: IRC84149