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Los Alamos National Laboratory Multi-Physics Visualization and Analysis Scientist 2 (Scientist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC72445


Job Title Multi-Physics Visualization and Analysis Scientist 2 (Scientist 2)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name Verification And Analysis/ XCP-8

Minimum Salary 89900

Maximum Salary 148300

What You Will Do

XCP-8 is looking to hire a staff member in the area of scientific visualization and analysis of complex, multidimensional outputs of multi-physics simulations. A successful applicant will work regularly and closely with domain scientists to design and create high quality visualizations for a wide variety of audiences. The selected candidate will also be expected to support LANL briefings, using both their own visualizations and those of others, to a variety of visitors from within the lab, the surrounding communities, the military, and the federal government.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance

  • Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or related field

  • Interest and experience communicating complex scientific ideas to lay audiences

  • Demonstrated background in computational physics

Desired Skills:

  • Active DOE Q clearance

  • Background and experience in scientific visualization using Ensight, Paraview, or Visit

  • Experience working with and supporting large software products with specialized users

  • Experience with high-performance computing, including data structures, communication patterns, distributed memory/storage, etc.

Education: Master's degree and experience in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Machine Learning or a closely related discipline; PhD in Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Machine Learning, or related field preferred. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred

Notes to Applicants:

In addition to your application, CV, and cover letter, please submit a portfolio of 3-5 visualizations, either your own or created by others, along with a critique of each, and a description of how they could be improved.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). 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.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

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

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

X Computational Physics (XCP) Division develops multi-physics simulation codes to support national nuclear security applications--particularly the assessment of the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear deterrent.

XCP-8 provides expertise in verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification as applied to scientific simulations. Our staff is charged to challenge and assess the accuracy, credibility, robustness, and performance of nuclear weapons physics and weapons science simulation codes with the goal of improving the predictive capabilities of these codes.

We work in close partnership with the weapons simulation code teams, the experimental program teams, and the weapons design teams to ensure that our activities are technically relevant, scientifically grounded, and achieve maximum impact on programmatic goals. The group supports the national goals of NNSA Defense Programs in predictive capability assessment and integrated computational and experimental science.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salaries

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Exercise facility free for staff use

  • Choice of comprehensive medical plans

  • Paid maternity leave, sick time

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401k match (100% up to 6% + kicker)

  • Fully vested in 401k day one

  • Disability insurance

Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM enjoys excellent weather, clean air and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Vigil, Jessica Marlene

Email jessica_m@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC72445