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Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Forensics/Actinide Research Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC72104

Description

Job Title Nuclear Forensics/Actinide Research Postdoc

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name MST-7/Polymers & Coatings

What You Will Do

A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the nuclear forensics signatures of actinide materials in a variety of matrices. The position will involve selecting, preparing and spectroscopically characterizing actinide materials at both on-site and off-site facilities, overseeing the shipment of the materials for off-site analysis, and collecting and analyzing data. The position will primarily be located at LANL, but will require frequent travel to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to participate in data collection and analysis. The position will require the candidate to successfully interact on a multi-disciplinary team with personnel from both within and outside of LANL. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successful collaborations, scientific achievement, and have displayed exceptional talent in their field.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The selected candidate will perform research activities and responsibilities to include the following:

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a large, multi-disciplinary team.

  • Have a track record of publications and experience presenting at conferences.

  • Possess or ability to obtain a Q clearance, which generally requires US citizenship.

  • Experience with spectroscopic techniques, such as extended x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES/EXAFS), x-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, auger spectroscopy, absorption/fluorescence, or similar spectroscopy techniques.

  • Experience with measurement, characterization, and/or simulation of properties.

  • Experience with data collection and analysis.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with radioactive, toxic, or air-sensitive materials.

  • Experience with responses of materials in extreme environments, which can include irradiation, pressure, corrosion, or non-ambient temperature environments.

  • Experience with x-ray beamline techniques (EXAFS, XANES, XRD, etc.)

Education : A PhD in materials science, physics, chemistry, or a related engineering discipline completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed.

Additional Details:

Besides the traditional postdoctoral research associate position, opportunities also exist for positions as Director’s funded, Agnew National Security, and Nicholas C. Metropolis postdoctoral fellows. Distinguished postdoctoral appointments are available for those who qualify based on extraordinary abilities in scientific research, leadership, and innovation in establishing new capabilities. Qualifyingcandidates may be considered the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. Details can be found on the LANL external webpage: http://www.lanl.gov/

Notes to Applicants: For technical questions related to this position contact:

Alison Pugmire alisonc@lanl.gov ,

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.

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.

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Req ID: IRC72104

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 a disability accommodation,
email applyhelp@lanl.gov or call (505) 665-4444, option 1.

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