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Los Alamos National Laboratory High Energy Nuclear Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC75106


Job Title High Energy Nuclear Physics Postdoc

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name P-25/Subatomic Physics

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

What You Will Do

The Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) invites outstanding applicants for a postdoctoral position in the High Energy Nuclear Physics (HENP) team of the Subatomic Physics Group (P-25) to work on the Electron Ion Collider (EIC) physics program development and relevant detector R&D. The HENP team at LANL is currently involved in multiple physics programs, including the PHENIX experiment, the ongoing detector R&D for the sPHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the LHCb experiment at CERN and the E1039 (SpinQuest) experiment at Fermilab. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to play a significant role in the physics simulation studies and silicon detector R&D for the EIC project and can potentially participate in data analysis of other ongoing HENP experiments.

The candidate must have or be expected to complete soon a Ph.D. in physics, preferably in experimental high energy nuclear or particle physics, which was granted within the last five years. The postdoctoral term is initially for 2 years, with an option to renew for a third year.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience with data analysis and/or simulation.

  • Experience with detector R&D and operation.Ability to carry out independent and collaborative research in experimental high energy nuclear and particle physics fields.

  • A record of peer-reviewed publications in high energy nuclear physics or particle physics.

Desired Skills:

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience with heavy ion or spin physics analysis in DIS, RHIC or LHC experiments.

  • Experience with detector simulation tools such as GEANT4 or other software packages.

  • Experience with detector assembly, readout and debugging.

  • Experience with FPGA and/or LabView programming.

Education: The applicant is required to have a Ph.D. in high-energy particle or nuclear physics within the past five years, or soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a resume and a brief description of research interests to the online application page. Reference letters will be requested at a later stage of the selection process and to be sent to Xuan Li ( xuanli@lanl.gov ).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. Consideration of applications will begin September 1, 2019 and continue to be open until the position is filled.

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.

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

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.

Appointment Type Postdoc


Contact Details

Contact Name Klein, Mandy Marie

Email mmoore@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-665-6405

Req ID: IRC75106