Los Alamos National Laboratory Infrasound Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
We are looking for postdoctoral candidates with infrasound, physical acoustics, and/or geophysics backgrounds. The infrasound research conducted by the LANL Geophysics Group includes investigations supporting global explosion monitoring, analysis of supersonic sources, and similar applications for global and national security. Research topics for this exciting position may include:
Develop, use, and evaluate infrasonic signal analysis methods including array processing, signal detection, event identification and localization, and source characterization
Develop, use, and evaluate numerical acoustic propagation modeling tools for local, regional, and global scale analyses
Quantify propagation-related uncertainty due to the dynamic and poorly sampled nature of the atmosphere and investigate methods to reduce this uncertainty in various signal analysis applications
Investigate seismoacoustic source physics for model development (e.g. theoretical and numerical models for blast waves, generation of sound by underground explosions, and aero-acoustic sources)
Learn more about the Earth & Environmental Sciences team and the work we do: https://www.lanl.gov/org/ddste/aldcels/earth-environmental-sciences/geophysics/index.php https://www.lanl.gov/org/ddste/aldcels/earth-environmental-sciences/geophysics/seismoacoustics/index.php
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Record of scientific excellence and achievement as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Experience contributing to software development using languages such as C/C++, Fortran, and Python.
Expertise in any of the following: data integration, parameter estimation, uncertainty quantification, statistics, machine learning, high-performance computing, or visualization.
Success delivering final work products of value to supervisors and/or sponsors.
Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which usually requires U.S. citizenship.
Experience giving oral presentations at leading academic conferences or symposiums.
Experience working on multi-personnel projects.
Experience working on multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams.
Education: A Ph.D. in one of the fields related to the Geophysics Group’s infrasound challenges: physics, acoustics, geophysics, seismology, applied mathematics, or computer science. The candidate must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of the appointment and be within five years of completion of the Ph.D.Candidates with previous postdoctoral experience are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Note to Applicants:
To apply, please submit an online application including your CV and a one-page cover letter. The cover letter should include a short biography (2–3 lines), research interests, and future career goals. Research interests should be aligned with the Group’s research scope. Please contact the LANL infrasound research lead, Philip Blom ( email@example.com ), with questions about the infrasonic and seismoacoustic research conducted by the LANL Geophysics Group.For general information about being a LANL postdoc, visit the Postdoc Program website.
Q Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
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)
Vacancy Name: IRC82120
Organization Name EES-17/Geophysics
Req ID: IRC82120