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Los Alamos National Laboratory Laser Spectroscopy Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the Actinide Analytical Chemistry Group (C-AAC) of the Chemistry Division. The Postdoctoral Associate will be in charge of conducting research in the field of high-resolution atomic spectroscopy. The project involves the development of ultrasensitive laser spectroscopy techniques for the isotopic analysis of actinides in atomic beams. The ideal candidate will have a solid experimental background in atomic absorption and/or fluorescence spectroscopy and related time and frequency domain measurements.

The work will be collaboratively performed with a team of experts in optical spectroscopy and atomic physics under the direction of Dr. Alonso Castro. Seehttps://www.lanl.gov/org/ddste/aldcels/chemistry/actinide-analytical/laser-spectroscopy/index.php

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated and solid experimental experience with lasers, optics, and sensitive measurements

  • A demonstrated strong publication record

  • A solid background in experimental laser spectroscopy

Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, or related discipline completed within the last 5 years, or by commencement of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in the following areas:

  • Atomic absorption and/or fluorescence spectroscopy

  • Advanced laser spectroscopy techniques

  • Narrow-linewidth diode lasers

  • Atomic physics

  • High-vacuum systems

  • Actinide chemistry

  • LabVIEW programming


  • Electronics design and fabrication

Note to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

When applying on-line, please submit a CV, publication list, and a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills.

Exceptional candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.

For general information of the Postdoc Program, including salary guidelines, see http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/index.php.

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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)

Additional Details

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Appointment Type Postdoc Postdoc

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Vacancy Name: IRC84316
Organization Name C-AAC/Actinide Analytical Chemistry
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Req ID: IRC84316
Category: Postdoc