Los Alamos National Laboratory Ion Beam Injector Physics and Technology Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC72366
Job Title Ion Beam Injector Physics and Technology Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name AOT-AE/Accelerators and Electrodynamics
What You Will Do
The Accelerator Operations and Technology (AOT) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for a candidate that are interested in a postdoctoral appointment to the Ion source team of the Accelerator and Electrodynamics (AOT-AE) group.
The successful applicant for this position will be expected to work as a member of the Ion Source Team with the primary responsibility of supporting the upgrade projects of positive and negative ion beam injectors at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. Additionally, this position will work on future novel instrument developments related to the H+/H- ion source test stands, ion source processing stands and radio frequency quadrupole accelerator RFQ development stand .
Where You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Research experience in a laboratory-physics environment.
Ability to carry out independent and collaborative research in experimental physics or a very closely related discipline, as evidenced by at least one first-author paper submitted to or published in a high-profile peer-reviewed journal.
Ability to communicate both technically and interpersonally both orally and in writing.
Academic training in atomic collision physics, plasma physics, particle accelerator and ion source technologies.
Familiarity with ion beam diagnostics, such as beam current monitors, bunch shape monitors, beam imaging, transversal emittance instruments or plasma spectroscopy, plasma probes, hot cathode/anode studies etc.
A Ph.D. in experimental physics, applied physics, or electrical engineering, or a related field awarded within the last five years.
Simulation of beam extraction or beam transport using program codes CST studio, SIMION, PBGUN, etc.
Experience with data analysis using software tools such as COMSOL, MATLAB, ORGIN or Mathematica.
Formal training in software development: National Instruments’ LabVIEW, PLC programing, EPICS, or others.
Working knowledge of Solid Works, AutoCAD and HTML is a plus.
Education : A Ph.D. in experimental physics, applied physics, or electrical engineering, awarded within the last five years
Notes to Applicants:
Please submit the following the following through the LANL application system: o A cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills. o A current C.V./resume with the following information: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale; Work experience; Competitive honors; relevant extracurricular activities; Peer-Reviewed Publications; Non-peer-reviewed Publications; Talks; References.
Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V./resume will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant.
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 Employment 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
AOT Division provides leadership in the Laboratory’s core capability of Accelerators and Electrodynamics, enables charged particle acceleration through controlled utilization of electromagnetic fields, supporting National Security missions involving radiographic imaging, remote measurements of electromagnetic signatures, and development of new neutron research capabilities. In particular, AOT division operates the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) - proton accelerator complex, and conducts applied physics research and development in accelerator-focused technologies as they apply to Free Electron Lasers, National Security Science programs, and future accelerator missions. AE group within AOT division leads peer critical physics research and technical developments in support of LANL national mission.
Appointment Type Postdoc
Req ID: IRC72366